Monthly Archives: November 2012

A nice review from Laura Davis…

Santa Cover with Awards“Read my review of Santa’s Birthday Gift by author Sherrill S. Cannon

This book is sure to be a family tradition at Christmas time!

I am featuring books that are Christmas related or that are recommended for gifts from now until Christmas.”

Laura J. Davis

The Magic Word Review on

Winner of 6 Awards

Winner of 6 Awards

I received a lovely review for The Magic Word from Meredith Napolitano on her blog (and a great endorsement from her 2 1/2-year old daughter Madison…)

Meredith also kindly mentioned my Fundraiser for the CureJM Foundation!

Here’s a portion of the review:

“I had initially thought that I’d do a first reading of the book on my own, before reading it to the girls.  I figured I’d have two initial reactions that I could weave together as I wrote the review – my own, and Madison’s (a tough critic).  However, Madison was there as I opened the mail, and as soon as she saw the book come out of the envelope she was begging for the new story.

What a perfect book to read with a two year old.  This book is all about manners, learning to share, and considering others’ feelings – the very things we are trying to instill in Madison right now.  It was a perfect and easy to relate to topic for a toddler.  Elisabeth wants her friends to come to her party, but she doesn’t treat them well and they aren’t eager to accept.  Her mother guides her in learning to say “please”, “thank you” and “excuse me”, as well as waiting her turn and sharing her toys.  Elisabeth learns that it’s fun to play with others and everyone is happy when good manners are used.

Ms. Cannon demonstrates excellent use of rhythm and rhyme.  As I began to read (remember, my initial reading was with a two year old on my lap) I was a bit worried that it would be too much text on a page for Madison to focus on.  But the rhyme helped the story flow smoothly, and the illustrations were perfect.  Madison never rushed me through a page, and offered commentary as we went, saying “please” and “thank you” right along with Elisabeth.

This would be a wonderful addition to any library – at home or in a classroom.  I was thrilled to share it with my girls.  I’m sure we will read it many times!”

Your child’s name in my next book!

Addie in HospitalAddie is doing all right now, but sometimes it’s very hard for her.  This is another reminder about the CureJM Fundraiser now underway.  50% of the cost of my books goes to the CureJM Foundation to help find a cure for Addie and all the kids like her.  Anyone who purchases a book through the site can put in the comments section the first name of a child to be included in the Acknowledgements of my new book to be released in early 2013!  This offer is good through November 15th, or until I have to sign-off on the manuscript…  I’m hoping to have lots of names!!!

Please click here to go to the Fundraiser:

CureJM Fundraiser