Monthly Archives: May 2011

When You Wish Upon a Star…fish by Sherrill S. Cannon and Kerry E. Gallagher is now available at Lazy Bee Scripts

My third published play, When You Wish Upon a Star…fish, co-authored with my daughter Kerry Gallagher, is now available at Lazy Bee Scripts:

This play is written for the elementary school classroom, grades 3-4, and can be combined with any undersea teaching theme.  Every student gets at least one line!

How cute is this? Reader Views Review by Max (age 4.5)

Enjoy (Please!)The Magic Word

Sherrill S. Cannon
Strategic Book Group (2011)
ISBN 9781609769093
Reviewed by Max Aures (age 4.5) and Mom for Reader Views (5/11)

Max’s comments: 

“In the beginning of the book, the girl Elisabeth wasn’t a very nice girl.  She did a lot of naughty things and it says that she never said ‘please’ or ‘thank you.’  Lots of people didn’t want to play with her.  She didn’t share things.  I wouldn’t want to play with her either. 

When she had a party no one wanted to come.  They didn’t like her very much.  Then, her mom told her to start saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you.’ 

My favorite part of the book was when she said ‘please’ at school.  I think those kids almost fell over when she said that because she never does!”

Parent’s comments:

“The Magic Word” is a wonderful book to teach young children the importance of having good manners.  Cannon uses the main character to illustrate what happens when good manners are not exercised and then shows how things change when manners are used.  My child was able to relate to the characters and we really enjoyed the lesson taught in the book.

The Magic Word by Sherrill S. Cannon now on Kindle

Enjoy (Please!)The Kindle edition of The Magic Word by Sherrill S. Cannon is now available at  The Nook edition won’t be far behind!  This is a great book to let your child read on your Kindle or Nook, and soon they will be singing my 3-year old grandson’s new favorite song: “Please and Thank You, Please and Thank You, Please and Thank You, Magic, Magic, Magic”!

Please remember that all the Sherrill S. Cannon children’s books are available as part of a WECF fundraiser for girls and women’s programs and scholarships at

Another 5-star Review for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

No More Whining!!! Linda Nelson gave 5 stars to: Peter and the Whimper-Whineys by Sherrill S. Cannon
on Goodreads – status: Read in May, 2011

Peter and the Whimper – Whineys was a very joyful read. Sherrill Cannon has crafted a wonderful bedtime story for children of all ages. I not only enjoyed the story and the moral message of the book but the Illustrations captured each important scene of the story.
I recommend this book to all parents to buy for their children and grandchildren.
This is definitely a five star book!