Louey The Lazy Elephant by Janice (J. E.) Spina

Louey The Lazy Elephant by Janice (J. E.) Spina.

Louey is an adorable but lazy elephant who likes to sleep late.

One day Louey wakes up to find that the whole herd has moved on without him.

Louey is very upset but he is determined to find his herd.

Does Louey find his way to his family and friends?

Does he learn that it doesn’t pay to be lazy?

Take Louey home with you and find out.

Review: “Louey” is a terrific book for young readers. The cute illustrations alone should be enough to keep kids entertained, but Janice Spina goes deeper than that, providing whimsical, easy-to-understand prose and a wonderful moral about the benefits of working hard. Parents searching for a fun, educational children’s book should look no further!

Review by Richard C Hale: Perfect time spent with the granddaughter. A charming story with lovable characters and enchanting artwork that held my granddaughter’s attention and wrapped us in Louey’s world for an afternoon. She loved it and so did I. It’s on our daily ritual of reads now. Louey lives with her every day now and I couldn’t be happier.

Review by Mrs. D. : A great story, which teaches children to overcome difficulties and obstacles!

Grab a cookie and get ready, because you are in for some fun and learning! Louey the Lazy Elephant is one of those beloved books that instantly put a child and parent in a good mood. It will make parents smile, because at some point in our lives all of us have dealt with lazy kids. It will make children laugh, because many of them will recognize themselves as the lazy elephant. This sweet, bouncy story will make them think about their own behavior and learn something good. During the trip of the little adventurous elephant, they will learn about the consequences of not following their parents’ rules.

The story teaches a few good lessons: Not everyone wants to be your friend. Not everyone is as helpful as your mom. Not everyone is sympathetic to your problems. It will also teach children that they should use good judgment in any situation. There is no need to panic if you are lost or do not know all the answers. In addition, it will teach children that there is always a way out and someone who is willing to help. And if you help someone, they will repay you with kindness.

As I followed Louey’s adventures, I was delighted to see how easily the lazy elephant transformed himself into a caring boy who had learned his lesson. Simple and well-thought-out illustrations give a special charm and personal touch to this lively story. I read it to my nephew’s six-year-old daughter. She fell in love with the adorable Louey. As a children’s author and grandmother, I was glad to see her giggling. When we finished reading, she said: “Louey was not lazy, just tired.” Well, that makes sense too. Janice Spina has created a wonderful read, providing great messages for children and grown-ups!

From The Author: Louey the Lazy Elephant is my first published book. Therefore, it holds a special place in my heart. Once I published it and became an author I felt so happy and fulfilled. Being an author has always been my goal in life. It took many years before I could realize this dream which was after I retired. This is also the first book my husband, John, illustrated. He has illustrated all my books ever since including the cover for my novel.

Product Details:
Publisher: Janice Spina; 1st Edition (July 25, 2013)
John Spina (Illustrator)
Language: English
Children’s (Classic Literature)
Pre-School to Grade Three

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Biography: Janice Spina is an award-winning author of 38 books (new one to be released in July 2022).

With 19 children’s books, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Lamby the Lonely Lamb, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear, Broose the Moose on the Loose, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey, and Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab, Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier, The First Star, Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 1-6, and MG/PT/YA books, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Books 1-6, Abby & Holly Series Books 1-6, copy editor, blogger, book reviewer and supporter of fellow authors.

Janice has multiple series which includes the Abby & Holly series (MG/PT Ages 10+), Mariah series (Age 18+), alone with a few stand-alone books. A new book in the Gateskin Chronicles series for 15+ is coming soon.

She has written 5 Novels including Hunting Mariah, Mariah’s Revenge, How Far is Heaven, In a Second, and Lubelia Alycea: One Hundred Years (a historical fiction/romance) for Age 18+.

Her works include one Short Story Collection: ‘An Angel Among Us’ for Age 18+.

Janice’s short stories have been published in others’ anthologies and in The Writer’s Newsletter, https://thewritersnewsletter.com/fiction-non-fiction


  • Louey the Lazy Elephant: Mom’s Choice Awards – Silver Medal
  • Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon-Mom’s Choice Award – Silver Medal
  • Jerry the Crabby Crayfish-Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
  • Lamby the Lonely Lamb-Mom’s Choice Awards – Silver Medal
  • Jesse the Precocious Polar Bea-Mom’s Choice Awards – Silver Medal
  • Broose the Moose on the Loose-Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
  • Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey-Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
  • Colby the Courageous Cat-Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
  • Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe-Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
  • Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab-Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
  • Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier-Mom’s Choice Awards – Silver Medal
  • The First Star-Mom’s Choice Awards – Silver Medal
  • Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1: Drystan and Durward Save the Day
    (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award & Top Shelf Runners-up Award)
  • Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 2: Damara Helps Drystan Find His Roar
    (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award)
  • Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 3 Delbert Finds Himself
  • Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 4: Delfina Solves a Problem
  • Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 5: Drago Does a Good Deed
  • Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 6: Dragana Helps a Fairy Make Believe (Bedtime Stories for Children Book 1). (Mom’s Choice Awards – Silver Medal)


  • Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 1: The Case of the Missing Cell Phone-(Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Honorable Mention- Readers’ Favorite Book Award)
  • Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 2: The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award)
  • Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 3: The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Reader’s Favorite Book Awards – Silver Medal)
  • Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 4: The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog (First Place in Top Shelf Awards, Finalist in Red City Review Awards 5-Star Book Review – Readers’ Favorite Book Awards)
  • Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 5: The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Authorsdb Cover Contest – Silver Medal)
  • Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Book 6: The Case of the Mystery of the Bells (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Finalist – Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, Finalist – Book Excellence Awards)
  • Abby & Holly School Dance (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award & Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards)
  • Abby & Holly Series Book 2: Unfortunate Events (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – Honorable Mention)
  • Abby & Holly Series, Book 3: Secrets of the Trunk (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award)
  • Abby & Holly Series, Book 4: The Hidden Stairway (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award)
  • Abby & Holly Series, Book 5: The Copper Key (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award)
  • Abby & Holly Series, Book 6: Faulty Timeline (Pinnacle Book Achievement Award)

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Janice’s hobbies besides writing are crocheting, exercising to keep in shape, going to the movies with her husband or out to lunch or dinner, reading, book reviewing, blogging and spending time with her five grandchildren who are her writing inspiration.

Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates and happily welcomes reviews.

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