Note from a Friend Who Recently Lost Her Daughter

Winner of 4 Awards!

Love it when I get messages like this:

Had an interesting dime experience today. Walked into the grocery store  and saw a dime rolling around in a circle. The couple closest to me said it wasn’t theirs. No one else even close to me. The dime slowly came to a stop and it felt like it was meant for me.  SARA?

A Dime is a Sign is all about this…

A psychic medium once said that if you find a random dime, it is a sign that someone you have loved and lost is thinking of you…

A Dime is a Sign Through Time

If you find a dime,

You will know that I’m

Sending thoughts of love

Through the veil of time.

Ten cents with a silver shine,

A sense sent you to help remind

That someone who left you behind

Is always living in your mind.

Sending love and vibes,

Felt as psychic sighs…

The ones that you miss,

Send you a kiss…

There is also a lovely YouTube trailer for A Dime is a Sign:

Thanks for sharing…  (PS – Pets send dimes too!)

Question from a Fan of My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

Reading My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

I received the following comment, with a question from a young fan:

“I gave another of your books to my dear little friends Little Judy and her little brother Jack. When judy saw the book she said, oh we have others of those! And then she started reading to her brother. And I asked afterwards if she thought the artist was a boy or a girl and she thinks it’s a girl and I don’t think that it’s clear. But she showed me a picture that looks like somebody with longer hair than most boys wear their hair so we’re asking you to answer the question!”

Please Answer the Question?

My Answer (off the record, since whenever I ask this question at a school reading, the answer is consistently 50-50… The girls think it’s a girl, and the boys think it’s a boy…)

Here my answer for Little Judy:

She is correct, the hair is a little long, but at the time both boys & girls wore their hair at that length. And I almost didn’t use that illustration. But since the entire point of the book is seeing art from one’s own perspective, I am delighted whenever there is a discussion. For the record, I always thot he was a boy… ps. Off the record!

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”… (to use a famous quote…)

(Also, sometimes, the “Emperor’s New Clothes” approach to art… )

A Dime is a Sign has a New Award Sticker on the Cover – Thank you, Kalpart Illustrations!

Thank you, Kalpart – illustrator of all my books – for adding A Dime is a Sign‘s new Book Excellence Finalist Award sticker to the cover!

Winner of 4 Awards!

Find a Dime?…Love Sign!!!

 

Another Award for A Dime is A Sign – Book Excellence Awards Finalist

So happy to share the welcome news that A Dime is A Sign is a Book Excellence Award Finalist in Poetry.

“Subject: Congrats! You won a Book Excellence Award!
Dear Sherrill,

It is with great pleasure to announce that you have been selected as a Book Excellence Award Finalist for the following book and category:

Book Title: A Dime is a Sign

Category: Poetry

There were hundreds of entries from around the world and your book was selected for its high-quality writing, design and market appeal.”

This is A Dime is a Sign‘s fourth award, and my 72nd overall Book Award…

The book is an attempt to express feelings in words, and is a companion to my earlier A Penny for Your Thoughts book of poetry.  If you have loved, been loved, or have lost love, then this book is for you…

So wonderful to be able to share my poetry… My heart is smiling!

Sherrill S. Cannon Signed Books on EBay…

Just a reminder that all of my books are also available on eBay…and they can be personalized and signed!  Just put whatever personalization you would like – such as the name of the child recipient – and I will sign and mail the book(s) to you.  (I will also adjust shipping for multiple books…)

It’s been fun to see that Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! has been popular on amazon lately… This book is actually a mystery book (with a surprise ending), which also teaches youngsters about computers and computer terms… not to mention how to get along in the classroom!!!   (My teen grandson remarked, …”I did not see that coming…”)

All of my other books are also available on eBay, in addition to amazon and barnesandnoble…

My author website is http://sbprabooks.com/sherrillscannon

Another Lovely 5-Star Review for The Magic Word

Please and Thank You

The Magic Word, winner of 6 Awards including a Gold from Readers Favorite, has received another lovely 5-Star Review from a Reading Specialist!

The Magic Word…It’s Magic!   5-Stars

“The Magic Word is a charming story by award winning author, Sherrill Cannon. Her delightful rhyming words teach every child the importance of saying PLEASE and THANK YOU! Elizabeth Keys eventually learns to say those two “magic” words! As a Reading Specialist for elementary aged children, I highly recommend this book that exposes children to the beauty of rhyme developing their phonological awareness. Cannon’s book not only supports rhyme, but teaches children the importance of social manners. The Magic Word is sure to be a child’s favorite book with its lyrical words and charming illustrations. I bought this adorable story as a gift for my niece who is building a children’s library for her newborn baby. This story is sure to put a smile on any young child’s face.”

Thanks so much to Reading Specialist Christine Cazes for this lovely review.

It’s wonderful to realize how much this book has been shared, and I thank all of you for teaching your children the importance of being kind and treating each other with respect.  There is a little poem at the end of the book too:

There is a Magic Word

To use when you’re in need

So give a smile and shout it out:

The magic word is Please!

There are some other words

That bring a magic touch:

When someone does nice things for you,

Say, “Thank you, very much!”

So thanks to all of you who have shared my books throughout the years!!!

Another Fan…Bedtime!