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Awesome 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite for Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

5-Star Review from Readers' Favorite!

5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite!

Are You a Good Listener?

Are You a Good Listener?

I’m so thrilled with the first review for Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

5-Stars from Readers’ Favorite!!!  

5 stars!
Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! is a children’s book for kids from kindergarten to third grade written by Sherrill S. Cannon and illustrated by Kalpart. Rosemary has always loved going to school, so her mother is somewhat confused why she’s determined not to go anymore. Rosemary explains that her teacher said that there will be mice and spiders with webs. Even though Rosemary has always wanted a pet, mice and spiders are not really the kinds of pets she wants to have around her. She also thinks it’s really unfair that only the girls in class will have to deal with the new pets. Rosemary’s mom offers to go to class with her and have a talk with her teacher, Ms. Eddy.

Sherrill S. Cannon’s children’s educational book, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!, is a fun and easy to understand introduction to computers, and it works marvelously. When Rosemary and her mom get to school, they learn that the mouse Rosemary is worried about will help her with the class’s new computer, and that the web is a whole new way for her to communicate with kids in other schools. Cannon’s verse is breezy and smooth, with rhymes that are clever and witty, and Kalpart’s illustrations are bright and cheerful, especially those featuring the mice scampering on the classroom desk and the spider that Rosemary dreads. While the nature and animal geek in me was somewhat disappointed that Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! didn’t feature a tarantula and mice for classroom pets, the techie in me was thrilled with this literate and rhymed primer to computing. Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! is highly recommended.

Nice unexpected note from a Fan

10666094_1606876196215794_8287812341306856009_nHow nice to get an unexpected compliment…  Thank you Linda!

“I love your books…I absolutely loved Santa’s Birthday Gift and how you got the idea for it is so sweet. Children do ask the greatest questions don’t they! Your My Fingerpaint Masterpiece is truly a masterpiece. That is the thing that is so nice about the books you have done, different subjects, different messages to children and your rhyming is priceless.”

Cover for “Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My!” Thank you Emma Right for the opportunity to share!

I am thrilled to reveal the awesome cover by Kalpart for my newest book, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

Are You a Good Listener?

Are You a Good Listener?

I am fortunate that this posting coincides with a wonderful opportunity to share my books provided by Emma Right on her blog.  She also shared the new cover!!!

Please click here to see the post: Emma Right’s Blog – A Day in the Life – Sherrill S Cannon

This book is all about being a good listener, and is full of Computer-Speak!

Thanks so much, Emma!

PS – Please check out Emma’s Award-Winning books while you’re there!!


5 Stars for Gimme-Jimmy!



Another 5-Star Review for Gimme-Jimmy titled “Share and Be Kind”  – Thank you Naila Moon!

“This book is one of a series of books that the author has done to teach children manners. This time she approaches the subject of not sharing and being a bully, which by the way, has a running theme throughout all of her books.

As with the last book I read from Sherrill S, Cannon, this books is somewhat of a “moral” book that takes note of ones actions. In this case, Jimmy who constantly takes things from people, doesn’t share, and who is just not nice to people learns that he will be in big trouble every time that he says “gimme”.
I found what happens to Jimmy humorous but it also made the point quite well and he learns his lesson. Children reading this book will make the connections needed but will also find the humor in it too.

As with all the books I have read from this author, her poetry is top notch and the illustrations that go with it always match well. Her illustrator is fantastic and she uses the same one throughout all of her books which brings a consistency I have come to expect.

In the back of the book she notes that she has hidden some of her previous books within the pages of “Gimme-Jimmy”. She invites the reader to see if they can be found. What fun!

This a simply awesome book and a book that should be on the “must read” list. 5 stars from me!”… Naila Moon

Great Review for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys! Remember, Easter is coming soon – and Peter is a Rabbit!

Thank you to Naila Moon for this awesome review!!!

Whine-Stopper!  Happy Easter!!

Whine-Stopper! Happy Easter!!

“In a house in the forest all covered with vines, Lived a very small rabbit who did nothing but whine.” Thus begins the rhymed story of Peter and the Whimper-Whineys. Peter’s mother warns him that if he cannot stop whining and crying, he’ll have to go live with the Whimper-Whineys. His adventure continues as he later hops into the woods and finds lots of frightening Whimper-Whineymen! He discovers that the Whimper-Whineys are very ill-mannered and rude, and that everything is sour in Whimper-Whineland. He decides his mother was right…If only he can get back home…!

My review:
I think if there was one book to read to children about being whiney, this is it! I loved the re-hashed family story that the author put her own spin to. Apparently, this story had been told by her own mother many times over, the author simply put it to rhyme. She did that very well, I might add.

This story is meant to be a “moral” story making note of consequences for ones actions. I was totally immersed! Even being adult, I got it and kids would too.

The illustrations were top notch which is quite interesting since they were all in dark and muted colors for most of the book. This may seem odd for a children’s book but actually it is quite purposeful in this case and worked well.

Every kid, everywhere, needs to read this book. 5 stars without a doubt!

My New iPhone Case from Shutterfly…

Makes Me Smile!

Makes Me Smile!

Love my iPhone 6+ – Great cover!

It was lots of fun to design my own cover for my iPhone 6+ on Shutterfly, and using 3 of the covers of my children’s books makes me smile every time I look at it!

Great way to share my books with others as well!