Monthly Archives: September 2015

Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My! is an Official Nominee for the 2016 Global eBook Awards

GlobalNominee

The Dan Poynter Global eBook Awards is one of the few contests that require the author to submit a book that must be evaluated before it is able to be a nominee.  I am very happy to say that Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! has now been officially accepted.

Two Awards for Mice and Spiders and Webs...Oh My!

Two Awards for Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My!

Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My! Receives the Day-Care’s Seal of Approval!

Day Care Seal of Approval

Day Care Seal of Approval

I love it when I get “kid reviews” – and I have a big smile on my face and in my heart about this one!  Thanks to Rita Vetsch for sharing…

“Mice & Spiders & Webs… Oh My!” is a delightful children’s book written by Author, Sherrill S. Cannon. My day-care children love all of Sherrill’s children’s books and greatly look forward to more and more of them. They cannot get enough of her rhyming, fun and meaningful stories. Each book has an individual lesson to be learned and this one does not disappoint.

This unique and fun story tells of a little girl who could use better listening skills. A skill that all children and adults could use a little more of. It gets the children thinking about their own listening skills and assumptions in life. It is written in a unique way that gets children thinking about their fears of mice and spiders, only to find out that the twist is that it actually means something totally different! Without ruining the ending of the book, it is really neat how Sherrill tied so many ideas into one single little book. The kids shrieked and recalled how they had seen a spider or that they have had a mouse in their house. We all laughed and had so much fun reading this well written and well plotted out story. It is very unique and I have never seen a story like this one before. When the kids finally found out what the real meaning behind the mice and spiders, they were in awe. It took a second for it to sink in and I could see the wheels turning while the light bulbs were going off. Then, they exclaimed “Yes, I get it!! Wow, that is neat!”

My daycare children really connected with this lovely story and also were delighted by colorful and fun illustrations created by Kalpart. Thank you Sherrill for yet another amazing and wonderful book!!

Thank you to Rita Kaye Vetsch, author of award-winning The Many Colors of Friendship!

I have to add another little note that Rita shared with me:  “They LOVE LOVE LOVE it and say thanks so much for your kindness. They always look forward to your fun books that have really neat lessons to be learned. .. Keep those books coming, we can’t wait to read more!! PS: Gimme- Jimmy will always be our favorite… the kids clap when I bring that one out!!!

Awesome Review by Dellani Oakes for Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My!

Two Awards for Mice and Spiders and Webs...Oh My!

Two Awards for Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My!

I am thrilled to share this 5-Star Review from Dellani Oakes, prolific popular author, for Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

Mice & Spiders & Webs….Oh, My! by Sherrill S. Cannon is a charming look at misunderstandings. Rosemary declares she’s no longer going to school because they are going to be getting a mouse. She’s also sure there will be spiders because the teacher mentioned a web. To calm her down, her mother agrees to talk to the teacher the next day. What follows is a humorous look at how children can misinterpret what we say, and the importance os clear communication.
As with all Sherrill Cannon’s books, the subject is treated with warmth and compassion. No one makes fun of Rosemary for her misunderstanding and fear. There is a non-judgmental humor to help reveal the message: Talking to our children is so important, as is doing our best to find out the truth, or fallacy, of every situation.
Mice & Spiders & Webs…. Oh, My! is very readable for an adult. It would be fun to share with a child over and over again.
The bright and colorful illustrations by Kalpart, will engage a child’s attention time and again.

5 Golden Acorns

Thank you, Dellani.

Readers’ Favorite International Award for Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My!

Readers' Favorite Award for Mice and Spiders and Webs...Oh My! - HM in Children's Educational

Readers’ Favorite Award for Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My! – HM in Children’s Educational

I’m proud to share this release from the 2015 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest:

“The 2015 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries.

Readers’ Favorite has become the fastest growing book review and award contest site on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also very proud to be fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

In addition to reviewing for some of the biggest names in the literary industry, as well as the first time independent author, they host a respected award contest which features entries from new authors to NYT best-sellers, as well as celebrities like Jim Carrey and Henry Winkler.”

Readers’ Favorite is proud to announce that Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! by Sherrill S. Cannon is an H.M. Winner in the Children’s Educational category in our 2015 International Book Award Contest.”

All of Sherrill S. Cannon’s seven children’s books have now won awards in this prestigious contest:  In 2011, her first year of entering, The Magic Word won a Gold Medal, Santa’s Birthday Gift won a Silver Medal and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys won a Bronze Medal. In 2012-2013, both Gimme-Jimmy and Manner-Man won Silver medals, and in 2014 her My Fingerpaint Masterpiece won both the Gold Medal and the Illustrations Award. Her 2016 release, The Golden Rule, will be entered next year!!

Thank you, Rita, for the Comments from your Kiddos

I love getting messages about comments from children about my books.  A friend (and fellow-author) who runs a Day-Care commented:

5 Awards...How A Bully Learns to Share!

5 Awards…How A Bully Learns to Share!

Their very favorite is Gimme Jimmy and are so obsessed with this hand growing…lol…


They wanted me to send you a message. It goes like this…. “Dear Awesomest Author, we love your books so much, especially Gimme Jimmy, when you have time, can you write your next book about Farm animals on a Dairy Farm?, we would really like that!!”… Love Rita’s daycare kiddos 🙂

(I had to tell them that my next book will be The Golden Rule, but perhaps they would like their names in the book?)

Gimme-Jimmy will be a part of the 2016 MultiCultural Children’s Book Day Event in January.

Thank you, Rita Kaye Vetsch, author of the fabulous award-winning book, The Many Colors of Friendship, for sharing!

Please click here to view Rita’s book:  The Many Colors of Friendship

Nice Endorsement from imbullyfree.org!

Thank you to Bud Collier for the nice imbullyfree.org endorsement!!

Imbullyfree Endorsement

Imbullyfree Endorsement

Another nice comment from a Fan:

“If you’re looking for books about manners and bullying, Sherrill S. Cannon has written several wonderful ones! She is an important member/supporter of our fight against bullying and I can’t tell you how much we adore all she does for our children! Go check out her page and order your books now!”…Michelle

If you wish to help, please go to the Imbullyfree Fundraiser Site where 50% of the cost of the books goes to imbullyfree.org…  There is a place on the order form to leave a child’s or other loved one’s name to be included in my 2016 release, The Golden Rule.

Please click here: Imbullyfree Fundraiser

Let’s stop bullying early!!!

Funds from my Imbullyfree Fundraiser will go to help Alexis continue her efforts to Prevent Bullying!

Alexis Wants to Help Prevent Bullying!

Alexis Wants to Help Prevent Bullying!

Alexis was bullied early in life, and has made it her mission to help protect other children and prevent them from being bullied.  Thank you to the Imbullyfree.org which has offered to contribute all the proceeds from my Fundraiser for Imbullyfree through October 15th to Alexis to help her on her quest.

Please visit the imbullyfree fundraiser site where all of my award-winning books are available, and help prevent bullying!!

Please click here:  Imbullyfree Fundraiser

Sherrill S. Cannon's Books

Sherrill S. Cannon’s Books

Readers' Favorite Award for Mice and Spiders and Webs...Oh My! - HM in Children's Educational

Readers’ Favorite Award for Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My! – HM in Children’s Educational