I discovered this awesome note about my children’s books posted on another anti-bullying site this morning:
“These books rock, this author does so much for all the kids. If you liked Dr. Seuss books, you will triple love Sherrill S. Cannon’s books. My niece is now 3 and hated reading. My mom showed her these books and now she won’t stop and best of all, each book has a fantastic individual meaning. You will love them.”
Kait Neese, Vice-President – Publish on Demand Global, wrote a wonderful recommendation for me on LinkedIn. I am proud to share it, and only hope that I can live up to it!!
“I have had the immense pleasure of working with Mrs. Cannon and her series of award winning children’s books for over four years now. She is an inspiration, not only for myself, but for our company and our other authors published through SBPRA. She has embraced the technological revolution and used every element of digital + social to fuel the success of her writing career. Additionally she is a writer committed to providing quality children’s books packed full of life lessons. The kind of lessons I hope my future children could learn from. She is a supporter of all things indie, passionate about anti-bullying and a true social media guru. It is authors like Sherrill who make “new era” publishing what it is today. Not only is she a talented writer but she also instills a common mission for our entire organization to keep trying to change the world one book at a time. Thank you Mrs. Cannon, for all the life lessons you have given me through our experiences working together over these last few years. I will never forget them.”
Bullying can be stopped at an early age. All of my award-winning books are part of a Fundraiser for the imbullyfree organizaion. 50% of the cost of the books goes to imbullyfree. Do you have a small child, age 3-8, who needs to be reminded of how to show consideration for others, and how to help stop bullying?
Read about Manner-Man, the superhero who helps kids deal with bullying, and Gimme-Jimmy who is a bully who learns to share, and The Magic Word where Elisabeth learns the words “Please ” and “Thank you” and how to use them everyday…Peter and the Whimper-Whineys deals with Whimper-Whiney bullies, and teaches children how annoying whining can be…
I initially reviewed this book via YouTube but I cannot add the link here which is unfortunate. (Hint, go look under her name on Goodreads and you will find it.)
So, what to say…
Ah, buy this book! Seriously! As I said in the title, it is worth every penny and ounces of paint you can find.
I loved this book. The whole book is written in rhyme. So often books attempting rhyme falls flat but not Sherrill Cannon’s book. Her use of imagery is fantastic. To add to the already adorable-ness of this book are the illustrations. The brightness and realness of them is by far worth it all.
I particularly loved the one page where the judge is looking sideways. That reminded me of being in art galleries and looking at art sideways with total wonderment. The expressions on the people’s faces are priceless too.
There is also secrets in this book that I am not going to reveal here.
If this is not enough, the book also recently won the Pinnacle Award for Book Excellence. If you are not familiar with the award, let me tell you that it is a big deal.
As I said, buy the book and find out for yourself.
5 handpainted stars from me!
View from Tidal Raves in Depoe Bay on the Oregon coast
We are finally headed back east and decided to return home by way of Oregon and Washington, and made time to visit the beautiful Oregon coast on the recommendation of JoAnn Ross, the best-selling author who included one of my plays in her Christmas in Shelter Bay novella last Christmas (Part of Christmas on Main Street). She kindly provided some wonderful advice on places to eat with a view and also good food (not always the same!) So we went to Tidal Raves in Depoe Bay for lunch. We had just been seated and were admiring the view when a toddler’s flip-flop landed in the middle of our table! Looking up, at the landing above us, a very apologetic father was telling us he was SO sorry (repeatedly) while his 2-yr old son looked on in wonder at what had just happened. Needless to say we all laughed and I assured him that as a grandmother of 10, this was more amusing than anything! I told him I was a children’s author & gave his son my card. Two minutes later, a 4-yr old girl was also peering over at us. Her Dad said that she wanted to meet a “real author”. So naturally she needed a card too. I then told him that the reason we were eating there was because of the recommendation of a “really” real author who had included my play in one of her books. When his wife found out it was JoAnn Ross, I REALLY became a celebrity! So I think JoAnn Ross has become a legend in DePoe Bay!
Nice email awaiting me this morning from the National Indie Excellence Awards:
It is our great pleasure to inform you that you are a Finalist in the 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards. Your book truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you and your fine work.”