Sherrill S. Cannon, a resident of New Hope, PA, has just won the CLIPPA Principal’s Award for Children K-2, for her book, Manner-Man. Teachers and principals throughout the U.S judge this contest. This is the 10th award for Manner-Man, bringing the author’s total number of awards for her six books to 28. Her newest book, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, recently won the Gold Medal for Children K-3 in the Readers’ Favorite International Awards, and also received an Illustration Award – the only children’s book to win both a Gold Medal and Illustration Award.
A former teacher, mother of four and a grandmother of ten, most of her books try to teach something like good manners and consideration for others. (Once a teacher, always a teacher…) All of her books are also part of a fundraiser for the anti-bullying campaign at imbullyfree.org. This site is http://sbpra.com/imbullyfree and 50% of the cost of her books goes directly to the imbullyfree organization. Manner-Man is now the Superhero for the Bully Bear kids!! All of her books are also part of another fund-raising effort at http://sbpra.com/curejm/ for the CureJM Foundation, to help find a cure for Juvenile Myositis, an incurable children’s disease. Since many children with CureJM are also bullied, it is a win-win for both causes! She is also the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children, which have been produced in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom as well as Australia, Austria, Botswana, Cambodia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates (so far). Each year, she and her husband of 54 years travel from coast to coast in their RV, sharing her books along the way!
Her books are available at many local bookstores as well as on-line, and she does quite a few book events including another one scheduled for November 12th at the Buckingham (PA) Elementary School. Her other award-winning books include The Magic Word, Gimme-Jimmy, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys and Santa’s Birthday Gift. One reviewer has called her “a modern day Dr. Seuss”. Her website is http://www.sherrillcannon.com