Monthly Archives: May 2012

Recorded Author Chat with Lynda D Brown – May 31st

Addie - My Prayer Child

Addie - My Prayer Child

The Author Chat was lots of fun!  It’s available at the following link, should you choose to listen!  Lynda is awesome, and she does a lot for authors!!  She especially liked Gimme-Jimmy, shown here with little Addie holding her very own copy, since she is mentioned on the acknowledgement page!

My Author Chat with Lynda D Brown is rescheduled for today at 7:00 CST

Please join if you are able…

Here are the links for May 31st show:

Cute Kid-Review of Gimme-Jimmy by MD Book Reviews

I received another cute mother-kid review from MD – which is Mother-Daughter Book Reviews, only this time it’s Mother-Son, since her 5-year-old son reviewed Gimme-Jimmy!  (They live in British Columbia)

Here’s Dominic’s part of the review:  I thought that it was funny when Jimmy’s hand grew, but I didn’t feel sorry for him because he was being mean. It was a good thing that he learned to be polite and nice so that his hand could be normal. I liked the pictures where Jimmy’s hand is really big, especially the one with the kids in the classroom and the one with the computer because he’s trying to write something on the computer and he ends up smacking his face because he’s frustrated. It was fun to look for the pictures of the other books because it was like a treasure hunt. My bottom line: I liked this book and I think that both boys and girls my age and younger and maybe kids a bit older would like it too.


I also really like that the story has a strong message regarding bullying and the consequences of bullying. By the end, Jimmy learns that bullying is bad but he also learns that when you act appropriately, there are other positive consequences. I like the inclusion of Jimmy’s New Polite Rule which gives kids concrete ideas for how to behave. It’s so easy to point out what kids are doing wrong, but what this book provides is direction for what behaviours are expected from them instead. LOVE that! I love the originality of the consequences of the always saying “gimme” – it’s quite funny and it is well illustrated… My bottom line: I actually really, really enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to children aged 3+. I’ve also had the opportunity to read another of Sherrill Cannon’s books, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, and enjoyed that one as well. I’ve actually found myself asking my kids, “Do you want to go to Whimper-Whiney Land?” when they start complaining

MD Review of Gimme-Jimmy

A child’s reaction – Wild About Reading review of Gimme-Jimmy

My favorite reviews are those that let me know about a child’s reaction… How’s this one?

Wild About Reading – Donalisa Helsley

How cute is this?

“My favorite part is Jimmy’s New Polite Rule:

‘To try to treat others as I’d like to be,
To try to see things the way others might see,
To try to be helpful, and do what is right,
And to try at all times to be very polite!’

The illustrations, as always, are excellent. I have used this in therapy with my young clients and one of my four year old clients now wants to read it every session. We say the polite rule and she chimes in very loudly the last word of every sentence. Great job, Ms Cannon”

Author Chat with Lynda D. Brown May 31st – 7:00-7:30 CST

As many of you perhaps discovered, the Author Chat switchboard crashed, so the interview never went live.  This has now been rescheduled –

I’ll be chatting with Lynda D Brown on “Author Chat” on Thursday, May 31st at 7:00 CST!  It should be fun!  Join us!!

Sherrill S Cannon chats with Lynda D Brown on Author Chat – May 26

The Magic Word wins 6th Award – International Book Awards Finalist

Winner of 6 AwardsI wanted to share the wonderful news that The Magic Word has just won its 6th Award – an InternationalIBAFinalistSealJPEGBook Awards Finalist Award. This is in addition to the 2012 Indie Next Generation Finalist award which is being presented at the Book Expo America in New York City in June. As many of you already know, The Magic Word has also won a Gold Medal Readers Favorite Award, a Pinnacle Achievement Award, a Global eBook Finalist Award, and a Reader Views second place award. My illustrator has been busy updating the cover with all the award stickers! (and if there are any of you who would like stickers for your books, please let me know.) In addition, The Magic Word is currently ranked #1 on amazon, in the Children’s Popularity category! I hope some of you will help keep it there!!

Danek S. Kaus – displays link to The Magic Word trailer… Please note new cover-art by Kalpart!

Winner of 5 Awards

Great example of a children’s book trailer –

“Great Example of a children’s book trailer” posted by Danek S. Kraus

Started by Danek S. Kaus, I help people sell products & services with Free Publicity. I turn books into movies.

posted by Danek S. Kaus –

(That would be the trailer for The Magic Word!!!)

Danek’s blog showcases Indie Authors and promotes to 26,000 Twitter and Facebook connections on his   Thanks for the honor, Danek!

Started by Danek S. Kaus

The Magic Word Trailer

How cute is this? – From Elizabeth’s Blog

Fan! by Pro Capture Photography

Fan! by Pro Capture Photography

I discovered these adorable photos on Elizabeth’s Blog, and wanted to share..”we received two gifts in

My Best "Ad" - Pro Capture Photography

My Best "Ad" - Pro Capture Photography

the mail this past week! Two wonderful gifts from an author Sherrill S. Cannon. We have only read the first book “Peter and the Whimper-Whineys” so far and they absolutely love it! This book is perfect for my two girls who are 4 years old. I think we read it 4 times the first night and every night since. I haven’t shown them the second book yet but will very soon. Thanks so much Mrs. Cannon!

Also, if you haven’t already, check out Sherrill Cannon’s website and maybe even order a few of her books. They’re great!”

Elizabeth’s Blog:   Elizabeth’s Blog

Mymcbooks Review and Giveaway for Gimme-Jimmy

A lovely review as well as a chance to win a copy of Gimme-Jimmy at Mymcbooks, thanks to Ella Johnson.

Book Review/Giveaway: Gimme-Jimmy. Ends May 31st
Gimme-Jimmy by Sherrill S. Cannon and illustrated by Kalpart.

About the Book: How a Bully Learns to Share …

“James Alexander’s nickname was Jim,

But nobody would be friends with him…”…/bookReview for Gimme-Jimmy plus Giveaway Offer-reviewgiveaway-gimme-j…