Monthly Archives: April 2015

Lovely Child’s YouTube Review of The Magic Word

What is the Magic Word?

What is the Magic Word?

I am so happy to share this wonderful review of The Magic Word…

Elisabeth has become very popular, and appears in all my subsequent books as well. One of my favorite fans (age 5) told me that she always took The Magic Word to bed with her because she loved Elisabeth.  When she turned 6, and I asked her what was her favorite book, she replied, “Gimme-Jimmy“.  I said, “What happened to Elisabeth?  I thought she was your favorite?”  She answered, “But don’t you know that Elisabeth is IN Gimme-Jimmy?”

Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! has another 5-star review!

Are You a Good Listener?

Are You a Good Listener?

Thank you to Author Karen Vaughn for this nice review!


Sometimes it helps for kids to listen before jumping to the wrong conclusions. When Rosemary decides she no longer wants to go to school based on what she thought she heard her teacher say about getting mice, webs, and she assumes, if there are webs there must be spiders. Wanting to be sure she heard right Rosemary’s mom takes her to the school to get some answers to her fears. After the teacher clarifies the situation, Rosemary feels a lot better and realizes she really should have listened better and discovers a neat surprise for the class.

This was very well written and teaches a lesson about listening better. It also teaches young kids about computers and the internet through Rosemary facing her fears. Like Ms. Cannon’s other books, it is written in rhyme and is easy to read and follow. I thought it was a cute read even as an adult.

MICE, SPIDERS AND WEBS…OH MY! is a five star read and recommended for children ages 6-8.”

Nice Review from Linda Weaver Clarke for Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My!

Mice and Spiders and Webs...Oh My! - R U a Good Listener?

Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My! – R U a Good Listener?

Linda Weaver Clarke has invited me for an interview in early June.  I sent her a copy of Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! and this is her response:

“What an adorable story! I loved it. I wrote a short review and gave it 5 stars. I’ll add my review to our interview, too, so my readers will know how much I loved it. This is my review:

This is an adorable story about a child’s misunderstandings about the computer. It’s totally done in rhyme and I loved it. My kids and grandchildren have always loved stories in rhyme. Thanks for another fun children’s book.

Best Wishes,
Linda Weaver Clarke”

I really enjoy sharing this book!!!

Two of my Favorite Fans!

The Manner-Man Salute!!

The Manner-Man Salute!!

My Jr. Reviewer, Cassie, and her adorable niece Ashlyn (4)

Cassie and Ashlyn

Cassie and Ashlyn

(who is giving the Manner-Man salute!)

They love my new book – and I love THEM!!!

Another Awesome 5-Star Review for Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My!

Are You a Good Listener?

Are You a Good Listener?

Thanks so very much to M. Moran Bishop for her awesome 5-Star review of my latest children’s book, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!  

Customer Review

5.0 out of 5 stars A MASTERPIECE FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG OF HEART, April 23, 2015
By M. Moran Bishop
This review is from: Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! (Paperback)

“Sherrill S. Cannon’s newest addition to her marvelous children’s books, Mice & Spiders & Webs… Oh My, probably rates among the best children’s books I have read to date.

I felt Rosie’s pain and fear at the prospect of facing her fears of Mice, Spiders, and yes Spider Webs. I knew her bravery when with the help of her mother was willing to face her fears and attempt to work through them. And I laughed at the outcome, down to the ‘female’s only.’

Never have I read a little book that charmed me so, with a message so subtly written that shows how one’s fears can be baseless. Ms. Cannon has definitely another hit on her hands and one that I wouldn’t be surprised if it stole the hearts of each and every child who read it.
It is more than a teaching tool, more than a fascinating story, and much more than the cleverly done rhyming verse that is so popular for the young ones. It is a masterpiece, fit to join the ranks of any of the great children’s stories that have enchanted and delighted generations of young ones through the years.

If this reader whose childhood is so far behind them can find the joy and beauty in this little story, my bet is any child will also find all that and more. The Illustrations by Kalpart, completely swept me away with the brilliant colors and how they followed the story so completely. So highly do I consider this book that I fully intend to have a copy of my own. Not just for the little ones, but for those times I wish to laugh and remember those fears and pleasures from my childhood.”

She also included this nice comment on Facebook: “A fabulously written children’s book that will forever delight and teach us all, by Sherrill S. Cannon”

Nice 5-star Review for Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My!

Are You a Good Listener?

Are You a Good Listener?

Thank you to Jannifer Powelson, Author, for the great review of Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

Oh My…what a cute book!
By J. C. Powelson

“Getting children to listen not only to their parents, but also their teachers, is key. In Sherrill S. Cannon’s latest release, “Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My!”, she weaves a beautifully rhyming story that will delight young readers. Children will also learn the importance of good listening skills and the basics of computer technology. Early readers and adults alike will enjoy the charming verse Cannon uses to spin her tale. The colorful and catchy illustrations help make the book even more enjoyable. Though many youngsters are afraid of critters such as mice or eight-legged spiders, this book will teach kids to embrace the creatures’ technological counterparts, computers and their accessories, wholeheartedly!”

Addie likes my new book!

Addie likes my new book!

Addie likes my new book!

My favorite FB post!

Addie likes my newest book, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!  

She decided she should read it to her godson, Cody!

Addie reads to Cody...

Addie reads to Cody…






The next Steve Jobs?

   The next Steve Jobs?

Nice comments to share… thanks so much!

I love getting unexpected comments from fans:




@sherrillcannon Just read Gimme-Jimmy, added to my list of books to read to my Granddaughter! A book to teach wonderful traditional Values!

Are You a Good Listener?

Are You a Good Listener?

Donna Calkins rated a book 5 of 5 stars  Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

This book was another outstanding read from Sherrill S Cannon. My daughter and grand-daughter absolutely love this book. Sherrill’s books are what got my grandbaby girl interested in reading. We love her books.

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

Donna Calkins rated a book 5 of 5 stars  My Fingerpaint Masterpiece by Sherrill S. Cannon
What a thrilling book for young children. My grandbaby wanted to know details of every page over and over. The illustrator is fantastic; just like the author.

Thank you Addie and Cassie, my Jr. Reviewers!!

Are You a Good Listener?

Are You a Good Listener?

My Jr. Reviewers are awesome!  Thank you to Addie and Cassie for sending me their reviews for Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!  They did these reviews for me before the book was published, even before we had illustrations, and have helped me a great deal!  Both Addie and Cassie are CureJM warriors, and Cassie also suffers with Juvenile Arthritis.  I especially love Addie’s insight into teacher’s behavior and parental support!


Addie – age 10:  (Addie has had Juvenile Myositis since she was 3, and is my “CureJM Kid”.

Dear Sherrill,

Thank you for letting me read your book! It was amazing! I like it when she got web mixed up thinking a spiders web is what her teacher said when it was actually the schools page! Also it was funny when she got female mixed up. Because she thought only females had to go and see the spiders and mice there by themselves when she actually said we were going to use e-mail. That’s happened to me. It was good of her to know she could go to her mom. I hope all kids know they have their parents or somebody that they know they could go to when they’re sad or have a problem. Rosemary’s teacher seemed to be nice about her mixups! I like teachers like that who are nice about your mistakes and help you with other problems to like math if you have trouble with it! I like rhyming because it makes books fun and I like to read rhyming books a lot. Your books are so good you’re so talented! I think a lot of kids go through what you’ve written! Your books inspire kids to stand up or don’t be ashamed of what happens just know someone will always be there for you and think of the positive! I like that your books tell you how to behave! Thank you for all you do for Cure JM!! I can’t wait to see when the finished book comes out!

Thanks for sharing with me, Addie

Cassandra – age 17 (who shares them with her niece, 4-yr-old Ashlyn)

I love how the book teaches that you don’t always hear the right thing and if you don’t you should always ask, instead of assuming. I have read the book to myself a bunch of times because it’s a catchy and good story all around. The book is a wonderful story to read and I loved it! I would definitely recommend this book to people! Also, loved how you intertwined a little bit of rhymes, that makes it more fun to read!

Thank you, Cassie Calkins