I received the cutest email from a mother, which I am delighted to share:
I discovered a new website for children’s books: Jacket Flap. I am looking forward to being able to add “Gimme-Jimmy” before long. Please check out my page for additional information:
For all of you who have purchased the Peter and the Whimper-Whineys App, which is available on the iTunes store, (http://itunes.apple.com/tw/app/id458319657?mt=8) I thought I would share some background information. The App is really cute since it allows a child several choices: 1. Listen to the story as the voiceover reads each page, swishing the pages to get to the next illustration, 2. Just read the story without a voiceover, 3. Record his or her own version of the story to listen to later. One of the top voiceover recording artists in the Washington DC area (and NYC) is Deborah Benner, and she does the wonderful voiceover for this story. If your child whines, you really ought to have your child listen to the voiceover on this app. It really shows how annoying whining can be, and it is a wonderful way to stop the whining in your house!
I have known Debbie since she and my sons attended the same high school, when she was a teenager with an awesome voice, who won many vocal competitions, (too bad there was no American Idol back then!) and went on to perform regularly in theatre, bands, and voiceover recording studios. It has been my great pleasure to have her share in the success of this wonderful app. Please check her website at www.deborahbenner.com and see the “Voice of the Whimper-Whineys”!
My newest book, now in Illustration, is Gimme-Jimmy. It should be released this spring. I would like you to meet Jimmy – and here is the cover for the book. My illustrator, as always, is Kalpart and they are awesome!!
How a Bully Learns to Share! James Alexander’s nickname was Gimme-Jimmy because he was a greedy and selfish bully. Imagine Jimmy’s concern when he discovered that every time he said the word “Gimme”, his hand grew larger. Jimmy was happy to discover that when he was polite and said “Please” and “Thank you”, his hand began to shrink. He started practicing his new “Polite Rule” and found out that it was much more fun to share.
- Whine Stopper!
Peter and the Whimper-Whineys
and The Magic Word by Sherrill S. Cannon are both Children’s Books Giveaways on fellow author Linda Weaver Clarke’s blog this week. There are other great book giveaways as well. Please check it out!
“I Am Dreaming of Books Giveaway January 13 – 18: You have a chance to win a book or e-book in different genres: Sweet Romance, Mystery/Adventure, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Children’s, and Non-fiction.
How do you qualify for a giveaway? List the books that you’re interested in and leave your email address so I can get in touch with you. When you win a book from my blog, please help the author out by spreading the word to all your friends about their book and post reviews. This is a special way of thanking the author for the book. Please tell what you enjoyed about his or her book. I am a believer in praising the good in what you read.”
Anyone looking for some fun stories to teach children manners should take a look – and pass them on too!
Congrats Sherrill on the award, it is well deserved. 🙂
I received a very nice mention from Pam Dlugos who has accepted my books as part of an auction by the 2012 Fund Raising Gala for the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs FL.
Pam Dlugos • “I received three great AWARD winning books from author Sherrill S. Cannon that are nicely illustrated by Kalpart Team. Each is written in rhyme. “The Magic Word” and “Peter and The Whimper-Whineys” both demonstrate the value of good manners in fun and creative ways. And my personal favorite is “Santa’s Birthday Gift”. This delightful book cleverly and wondrously weaves the tradition of Santa into the religious story of Christ’s birth. It is no wonder all three of Sherrill’s books have won awards, her work is truly notable.”
Thank you, Pam!