So pleased to discover that The Golden Rule Coloring Book is now available online on both amazon and barnes and noble! Kindness, paying it forward, and treating others the way you’d like to be treated are all subliminal messages! Find the inner artist in your child!!!
Thank you to the Top Shelf Awards for a nice Christmas gift! David’s ADHD has won an Finalist Award in the 2020 Awards, listed alphabetically on the announcement page.
This is the 13th Award for David’s ADHD, a children’s book to help teachers, classmates and friends understand ADHD and how to cope with it and include these children into classrooms and lives…Many characters from my previous books can be found in the classroom of kids in this book! (This is also my 92nd Award overall… )
Please check the website for all the winners, listed alphabetically… and Congratulations to my fellow award winners!! There are up to 3 Finalists per category…
Thanks also to my fantastic illustrator, Kalpart.
I received the “print-proof” for The Golden Rule Coloring Book today, and I am so happy with it! What fun to be able to offer a coloring book to young artists which also teaches subliminally how to be kind and treat others the way they themselves would like to be treated. It will soon be available on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com
This is the same version of the original award-winning The Golden Rule, but the illustrations are left blank to inspire young artists to create their own versions.
Happy Holidays to All!!!
Soon, children can color their own favorite characters in my newest children’s book, The Golden Rule Coloring Book, about Thinking of Others and learning to Pay it Forward.
They can find Elisabeth from The Magic Word, Rosemary from Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!, Jack and Jill, from Gimme-Jimmy, as well as Tanea, Rob and Kait from the original The Golden Rule.
Please stay tuned for updates on availability…
Good way to start the New Year with some ideas for “resolutions”!
Be Kind and Treat Others the Way You’d Like to be Treated!!!
Hopefully everyone had a nice, if strange, Thanksgiving…and that you have a lot to be thankful for! Now that Christmas is around the corner, it’s time to remind you of my special Christmas book, Santa’s Birthday Gift. Often children need to be reminded that Christmas is the celebration of the birth of the Christ Child – not just that Santa will soon be bringing gifts!
One Christmas I read the story of the Nativity to my then 4-year old granddaughter. When I got to the end, she looked at me and asked, “But where’s Santa?” That night, the story of Santa’s Birthday Gift came to me in a dream… and the next day, when I sat down to write it, the story unfolded with many little questions answered in a way a child could understand…
The story of the Nativity is told first, because that is the true meaning of Christmas. The story continues with what happened at the North Pole when the toymaker, Santa Claus, saw the Star – and how he was able to fly to Bethlehem in a sleigh pulled by his reindeer! It shows Santa kneeling before Baby Jesus and promising to bring toys to children each year in celebration of His birth – so Christmas gifts are really birthday gifts for Jesus! The story tells of Santa wanting to share his toys and gifts with the shepherds and Kings gathered in the stable, and discovering that his sack of toys never emptied! So he was able to go out through the town and up in the sky to deliver his toys to all children.
Later, after the book was published, a parent wrote to me and said that after she read the story to her daughter, she responded, “Now I get it!”
So I hope that many of you will take a look at this special book, and understand that it is about what Santa gives…not gets. Santa promises to bring gifts to children at Christmas time to celebrate the Christ Child’s birthday…
Please have a lovely Christmas…
“I lent all your children’s books to my sister for her 4 year old grandson and he loves them! He is reading and teaching himself so he is really having a good time reading the books and looking for the characters.Another success!”
One of the advantages of working with my awesome illustrator, Kalpart Illustrations, is that I have been able to use characters repeatedly in each of the different stories, resulting in a “classroom of kids” throughout the books.
It makes me smile when reading to a group of children when a student randomly exclaims “Look! There’s Gimme-Jimmy!” when that character appears in one of the illustrations.
Each book has a subliminal message of thinking of others, and children learn to treat others with respect and friendship and inclusion. Each book includes characters of color and ethnicity as well, so that every child can find himself/herself in the book.
What a wonderful world this could be!!!
I love to get photos of kids enjoying my books… Here’s a young fan reading one of his favorites… Please do the same!!
One of my favorite reviews:
“This book has to be the best book to teach about how to treat others. My grandbaby, who I have custody of, was trying to be a bully and then we read Sherrill’s book to her. She loved this book and I believe that the message finally clicked in her little brain and she got it. Now, she wants this particular book read to her everyday. She has all of the books from Sherrill Cannon and she loves them all. My 15 year old loves them also. We all enjoy reading them, she is like the modern day Dr Seuss. Ashlyn, my grand daughter, would not sit down to listen to a full book before Sherrill’s books and now she loves books. Thank you Sherrill.”
David’s ADHD was written for a child with ADHD who requested a “book for kids like me”. It is meant to help parents, teachers and children with ADHD understand the diagnosis, and find ways to help inclusion in the classroom.
The following is a lovely description from a parent, who is also an educator, of an ADHD Child...