Today there was a special on CBS about the importance of diversity in children’s books. I’m happy to report that my books have deliberately included…Diversity is Important in Children’s Books
I love this 5-Star review provided by Reader Views, especially since it is written by a young reader (with additional comments from her mother). Thank you to Lydia (age 8) and her Mom..
My Little Angel
Sherrill S. Cannon (author) Kalpart (illustrator)
Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co. (2022)
Reviewed by Lydia (age 8) for Reader Views Kids (08/2022)
5* a little angel on your shoulder
“My Little Angel” is the story of a girl who has a little angel, named Angela, who sits on her shoulder and helps her be safe and make good choices both when she’s at home and outside. Angela helps the girl do good things, plays with her, and makes her sneeze! Angela teaches the girl to help others by being nice to them and she teaches about God in heaven where she came from. Angela is so tiny that no-one can see her except the girl who she lives with, but the girl loves her a lot.
I liked reading the book because it talked about an angel and I like angels because they help me, too – my guardian angel. Angels are great because in real life they live in heaven with God, and I want to do that, too. I liked the part when it says that the girl may be lonely, but she’s never alone; that made me feel better for when I feel that way. I liked the colors on each page and how you can add your own colors on every other page with the coloring book part. I think that any kid will like this story because it rhymes, is easy to understand, and includes an activity with it!
Note from Mom: “My Little Angel” is a cute story of a girl with her little guardian angel on her shoulder, who teaches her right and wrong. I say cute because it includes carefree topics, such as being nice to others and it stays away from anything heavy and difficult; however, in all honesty, it can be more difficult than some people think to just be nice to others, unfortunately. It’s not until the last page of the book that God is mentioned, so I’m not sure if that was intentional and part of the author’s personal beliefs, or merely how it ended up at the end of the story. The rhyming in the story makes it simpler for little ones to understand and follow along. I would recommend it for all kids to read because of its worthwhile morals and values
Winner of 7 Awards (so far) The Golden Rule Coloring Book – A coloring book version of the popular The Golden Rule suggests ways children can learn to be kind to each other. Identical to the original book, the illustrations are in black and white outlines so that young readers can create their own version of the story. What if everyone treated others the way that they themselves would like to be treated? Perhaps today’s youngsters can figure it out!!! The book was a Winner in Coloring Books in the Book Excellence Awards, Feathered Quill Awards Finalist in Poetry, Honorable Mention Award in the Royal Dragonfly Awards as well as the Purple Dragonfly Awards, a Finalist Award in Activity Books in the Next Gen Indie Book Awards, Finalist in Activity Books in the National Indie Excellence and is a Silver Medal Winner in the FAPA Awards
ISBN 978-1-68235-338-7 – $10.95
So happy to learn that The Golden Rule Coloring Book has been awarded an Honorable Mention in Activity Books in the 2022 Purple Dragonfly Awards! This is 7th Award for this coloring book version of The Golden Rule, and I’ve received many lovely reviews for it as well.
Treat others the way you’d like to be treated… and above all, be kind!
Thanks to Owl & Pussycat Productions for this lovely review of Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book, winner of 4 Awards…
PETER LEARNS THAT WHINING AND COMPLAINING GETS YOU NOWHERE IN THIS CUTE COLORING BOOK BY SHERRILL S. CANNON
This coloring book version of the best-selling “whine-stopper” children’s story was designed for kids to enjoy reading the rhyming, as well as being able to illustrate their own version of Peter’s nocturnal adventure into the woods.
Peter’s mother warns him that if he doesn’t stop whining and crying, he’ll have to go live with the Whimper-Whineys. His adventure continues as he later hops into the woods and finds lots of frightening Whimper-Whineymen! He discovers that the Whimper-Whineys are very ill-mannered and rude, and that everything is sour in Whimper-Whineland. He decides his mother was right. If only he can get back home!
According to a recent critique, “I cannot imagine any parent or guardian not wanting to read this book to their child! … Parents everywhere applaud you!”
Christine Cazes5.0 out of 5 stars READ-COLOR-LEARNReviewed in the United States on August 7, 2020Verified PurchaseDo you need a “Peter” in your house to stop your children from whining? Sherrill S. Cannon’s coloring book, “Peter and the Whimper-Whineys” is sure to solve the problem! This is a delightful lyrical story written in rhyme that truly engages young children. Peter, a small rabbit, resembles many children who want to be the boss and whine until they get their own way. This adorable award-winning story warns, “If you can’t stop that whining, I very much fear that the old Whimper-Whineys will look for you here.”
Children, like Peter, learn that they don’t want to live with the old Whimper-Whineys “in a land far away, where you’ll join them in whining and crying all day.” They will smile, laugh, and eventually agree that it would be unpleasant to live with “men with no manners” who whine and cry all day long.
As a reading specialist, mother, and grandmother, I highly recommend this book that teaches children the valuable skill of rhyming and reinforces the message that whining is undesirable. With the coloring book version of “Peter and the Whimper-Whineys,” children get the opportunity to visit a page for a longer period of time while they exercise their imagination and color the illustrations. In the end, they can take ownership of the book and personalize its message. This book is a “must” for every child’s library!
Thank you, KJ of Kalpart for Updating the Cover of The Golden Rule Coloring Book again! My website is also updated!!!
Please also check out the updated website: (Awards are now up to 103)