The Daycare Gang
I read Gimme-Jimmy to my Daycare Children; ranging in ages from 18 months to 6 years old. I was astonished and amazed how ALL the children sat quietly as their eyes remained glued to the pages and words of this book. This has never happened before and I was truly blown away by their responses and actions following the book reading.
After reading this story, each child sat a moment to reflect and started asking questions about sharing and being a good friend. Then they went to their toys and started sharing and playing nicely together as the message about ‘sharing’ stuck into their little brains. It was truly the BEST day of daycare ever! They asked me to read it again and again all week long and when their parents came to pick them up, Gimme-Jimmy was the topic they would first relate to their parents. Their excitement in this wonderful story also made me thrilled to read it over and over. This is clearly our new favorite book and one that we will cherish forever. I just cannot say enough good things about this book. Sherrill Cannon is a uniquely talented author with skills that connect children to everyday and important lessons! The meaningful lessons stick with the children and are fun books to read!!
Not only is this a unique and fun rhyming story, but this book teaches a lesson about being greedy and not sharing with friends. Jimmy’s hand keeps growing each time he is selfish and says “Gimme.” He internalizes his actions and realizes that this is not working for him as he prepares to make an astonishing change in his life. The plot is solid and the illustrations are brilliantly done. I truly believe this book should be on the shelves of all schools, libraries, early learning centers, daycares and in every home! It is that powerful! Way to go Sherrill, you have us all buzzing about this book and I am definitely recommending this book to all of my daycare parents and school teacher friends.. and everybody on Facebook! Thank you for making a difference in this world with your wonderful books.
Book Review done by: Rita K. Vetsch (Author of The Many Colors of Friendship and Daycare Owner)
Perception and Perspective!
Sherrill S. Cannon authored yet another delightful children’s book that should be added to all kid libraries. In “My Fingerpaint Masterpiece” the author, who in all her books deals with kid-relevant issues, tackles the subjects of self-esteem and perception. The protagonist, a child – gender unknown and thus relatable for both, girls and boys – finger paints a drawing, which by accident ends up on display in an art gallery. Adults’ interpretation of the painting does not correlate with that of the child, whose intent was to draw a dog in the yard. The child is bewildered by the attention the painting garners and wonders how it is that an uncompleted, messy and muddled drawing can be perceived as a work of art.
Thank you, Sarah!
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My little Abby has the flu and has been very irritated with a high fever and just feeling awful. She was being very picky when choosing books last night and she said, “The Magic Word. And ONLY The Magic Word.” We usually do 3 or 4 but that’s all she wanted. She’s feeling better today but kept her home just a precaution. Was it the magical healing powers of the book? We’ll never know…. xo
Thanks for sharing, Lynn!
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Funny note about a day-care child:
“Last week when a parent came to pick up, the little boy ran to his Mom and said, “Mom, Mom…Jimmy’s hand grew SO BIG that it was resting on his foot!!!”
Hilarious! These books are making a huge impression on my little ones. Thank you so much!”
Thanks for sharing, Rita!
Genesis reads “My Fingerpaint Masterpiece” to sister Jadyn (holding brother Baby David) and friend Trinity… A picture’s worth 1000 words, right? Thanks, Donalisa, for sharing the photo!
Another cute note from a Day Care Owner:
“Manner Man and Gimme Jimmy were HITS!!! Wonderful books with powerful lessons! I’ve never seen my kiddos sit and hang off of every word like this before. They kept talking about Jimmy’s hand growing…lol. It left quite an impression on them and I loved them also!! Going to give your reviews this week on Amazon Thanks again!!!” Thanks, Rita
Winner of 5 Awards