Summer Reading for PS-Grade 3 – coming from JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS! Spotlight on JERRY THE CRABBY CRAYFISH!

At this writing I have 19 children’s books for PS-Grade 3. Seventeen of these books are in rhyme while the other two are not. They all carry life lessons that encourage children to be kind, caring and sensitive to others’ feelings, help others in need and it’s okay to be different. Hop on JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS today with your children and peruse my award-winning children’s books today!

Jemsbooks Express created by John Spina

In a series of posts I will focus on one children’s book at a time. I will share a little about each book, how I came up with the story, what each means to me and how important each one is.

Word art Lamb

The next book that is being showcased is Jerry the Crabby Crayfish. Jerry was a real crayfish, a pet, who lived in a 20-gallon freshwater fish tank. He could be cantankerous at times especially when he was hungry. Those times he would tap on the glass to get our attention and let us know he was hungry. He also did not like anyone to tap on the glass back. He would angrily wave his claws at whoever dared to do that. My grandkids did that often just to see his reaction. They loved Jerry and were so sad when he passed. Me too! He was quite the character! I wrote this book to memorialize and share him with children everywhere. This book means a lot to me to keep Jerry’s memory alive.



Jerry is a crabby crayfish who all day long wishes he could be a fish. One day something happens in the fish tank that makes Jerry change his mind. Read about the valuable lesson Jerry learns.

The life lesson children will learn from this book is:

Jerry the Crabby Crayfish – Jerry teaches children that it is okay to be different, be the best you can be and be happy with who you are.

Here are some reviews from Amazon through promos created by

Jerry the Crabby Crayfish

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. Feel free to com back again for more entertaining posts about whatever pops into my already overcrowded brain. Thank you for your kind support for any reviews you may have posted or plan to post wherever my books are sold.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!







About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 33 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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