Monthly Archives: November 2015

Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My! is now available through the Mother Daughter Reviews Book Blast

Winner of 2 Awards

Winner of 2 Awards

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Thanks to Mother Daughter Book Reviews for the Book Blast now underway at the following link: Book Blast Giveaway

“How Christmas can be about both Santa and Jesus”

What Santa Gives...not Gets

What Santa Gives…not Gets

Lovely new press release by SBPRA and a message from the CEO, Robert Fletcher

Click Here for Full Release including Video trailer: PRWeb Release

“With Christmas right around the corner, it’s easy for the hustle and bustle of gift-giving to eclipse the true meaning of the holiday. Author Sherrill S. Cannon provides a reminder in her children’s book about how Christmas can be about both Santa and Jesus.

In “Santa’s Birthday Gift,” Cannon takes the story of the Nativity and puts into simple terms for a very young child to understand. In a unique twist, the story shifts to an angel named Santa who sees the star at the North Pole and realizes that God’s Love had been born as a child.

“I was inspired by my 3-year-old granddaughter who, after I read the story of the Nativity, turned to me and asked, ‘But where’s Santa?’” said Cannon. “That same night, the entire story came to me in a dream; when I sat down to write it, the story flowed in rhyme.”

At a time when Christmas has become increasingly more about Black Friday, Cyber Monday and gifts under the tree, “Santa’s Birthday Gift” grounds children and their parents alike, reminding them of the true meaning of the holiday. The story, which focuses on prayer and giving, simplifies the story of Christ’s birth without confusing children, and without leaving Santa out.

“Sherrill’s book is one of many holiday-themed stories perfect for kids this Christmas,” said Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency (SBPRA), Cannon’s publisher. “It’s not only great for the little ones on your list, but this top-seller also has a powerful and important message.”

“I constantly thank God for allowing me to be the one to write this story,” Cannon added. “My favorite part of authoring this book is hearing from parents that their little ones now understand the true meaning of Christmas.”

With thousands of copies sold, “Santa’s Birthday Gift” is part of SBPRA’s robust and growing children’s book catalog. Cannon’s book is available for online purchase through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and SBPRA’s website.

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Nice Feature in Florida Book News by Lou Belcher

Winner of 2 Awards

Winner of 2 Awards

Thanks so much for this nice posting by Lou Belcher in the Florida Book News about the upcoming Meet the Authors Book Fair at the Eau Gallie Civic Center in Melbourne, Florida. The book fair is on November 21 and 22, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  It is in conjunction with the ArtWorks Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival and is free and open to the public.

Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My! illustrates the importance of being a good listener. It also is a cute introduction to basic computer terms. 

Rosemary is worried about returning to school, after her teacher has warned the class that they would soon have some mice, spiders and webs in the classroom. Could Rosemary have misunderstood something? It has won a Readers’Favorite HM Award, as well as a Pinnacle Achievement Award.

About the Author
Sherrill S. Cannon is a former teacher and a grandmother of ten, who is also an Award-Winning Best-Selling Author. Her seven multi-cultural rhyming books have received thirty-six 2011-15 national and international awards. Most of her books are intended to teach something, like good manners and consideration for others.

Cannon is also the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children. She is a resident of New Hope, PA but will be participating in the Meet the Authors Book Fair at the Eau Gallie Civic Center in Melbourne Florida. The book fair is on November 21 and 22, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. It is in conjunction with the ArtWorks Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival and is free and open to the public.

The book can be purchased on the following links: – Link to BN Mice & Spiders! – Link to amazon Mice & Spiders

Also on her author site:

Posted by Lou Belcher

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I Love Getting eMails like this one!

Mice and Spiders and Webs...Oh My!

Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My!

Nice response from a reviewer when I asked if she’d like to donate her copy of Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! to one of her charities:

“It’s such a cute story, if it’s alright with you, I’ll keep it in my waiting room. I am a child psychologist (my day job) and have many kids coming and going all year long. I have a library for them to use while in the waiting room. This book would be especially appropriate! ”

Thank you, Valerie!

Please let me know if any more of you have any nice reactions to any of my books that you’d care to share…!

Beachbound Books Loves Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My!

Mice & Spiders & Webs...Oh My!

Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

Lovely new review for Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! by Stacie Theis of Beachbound Books:

“Mice & Spiders & Webs … Oh My! is the humorous rhyming tale about a little girl and a big misunderstanding.

Rosemary is very worried about going to school after her teachers latest announcement. It seems the class is going to be getting mice and spiders and the only ones effected by these scary critters are the females. Rosemary’s mom begins to think something sounds a little off and decides to speak with the teacher. Will they get to the bottom of the new class activity so Rosemary can return to school?

Of course my favorite aspect of this charming story is the rhyme. This wonderfully versed tale will have children and parents giggling with delight. As most parents know little ones often misinterpret what we say and until we get to the bottom of their confusion they can become frustrated and worried, much like little Rosemary. I adored this fun story and know it will become a fast favorite among readers.

I highly recommend picking up a copy of Mice & Spiders & Webs … Oh My!”

Complete Review, including Video Trailer: Beachbound Books Review

This is also part of a Giveaway!  So please go to the site and enter!!!

USA Best Books Children’s Picture Book Page

Nice to have Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! be included in the USA BestBooks Children’s Picture Book Page

Hello Sherrill,

Your book is currently listed live on

TITLE: Mice & Spiders & Webs
Oh my! By Sherrill S. Cannon

CATEGORY ENTERED: Children’s Picture Book: Softcover Fiction

LISTING PAGE: USA Best Books Children’s Picture Book Fiction

Nice to be in excellent Award-Winning company!  Nicole Weaver is an awesome author, and fellow winner in the Readers’ Favorites awards!


Another Nice Review of Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My! from Valerie Allen

Castleview Academy Review

Castleview Academy Review

Thank you to Valerie Allen for this wonderful review for Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!

“Oh so clever!
Sherrill Cannon does a fantastic job with her rhyming book, teaching listening and computer skills with humor! She catches the literal understanding of youngsters this age. The story and illustrations will appeal to independent readers and can easily be used as a read-to-me-story by parents, grandparents and teachers. Children will enjoy the rhyming pattern as well as the humor in Rosemary’s misunderstanding of the teacher. KJ of Kalpart did a fine job on the illustrations with character expressions helping to bring the story to life.”

Valerie will be displaying the book at the Meet the Authors Book Fair on Nov. 21 & 22, 2015 at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, Melbourne, FL.  Valerie is a  psychologist, author, teacher and speaker.  Her many books can be found on  Thank you Valerie for taking the time to review and share my books!

Reader Views gives Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My! a Great Review by 7-yr old Paola Belloso

Aly will be one of my Kid Reviewers for my 2016 Book, "The Golden Rule"

Aly will be one of my Kid Reviewers for my 2016 Book, “The Golden Rule”

Fun to receive another great review of Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! on the Kid Lit Review site for Reader Views (which sponsors the Reviewers’ Choice Awards).  I always love to get reviews from kids.  This one is by Paola Belloso (age 7)

Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!” by Sherrill S. Cannon is a very fun story about Rosie, a girl that did not want to go to school because she was very afraid of the mice, spiders and webs. The teacher had told the class they would be working with spiders, mice and webs, and when Rosie got home she told her mom all her worries and fears about it. Her mom went to school on Monday morning to talk to the teacher so she could try to understand all of the things that Rosie told her, and figure out the reason why Rosie did not want to go to school. I loved this story. It is funny how Rosie got confused in what she thought she heard, and how she was all worried about going to school. Her story will teach us how important it is to listen and understand so we don’t get it all mixed up, and also learn in a fun way the terms to use when we are learning about computers. “Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!” by Sherrill S. Cannon is a very interesting and funny rhyming story. I loved it!”

Thank you, Paola!

It seems that Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! is in very special company. Here is a screen shot of part of the Reader Views Kids Review Site:

Kid Lit Reviews 2015

Kid Lit Reviews 2015

Awesome Review for Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My! by Mother Daughter Book Reviews

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

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

So pleased to share this awesome review of Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! by Mother Daughter Book Reviews…

My Review by Renee

My Thoughts: Sherrill Cannon delivers another whimsical rhyming tale with an important underlying lesson about learning to be a good listener in the delightful Mice & Spiders & Webs … Oh My! I love being surprised when reading a story, and this newest tale by one of our favorite picture book authors certainly delivers!

In Mice & Spiders & Webs … Oh My!, the reader is introduced to Rosemary who comes home from school distressed after her teacher tells the students that a mouse and a spider are soon coming to the class. Or at least, that’s what Rosemary HEARD the teacher say. In order to put her daughter’s mind at ease, Rosemary’s mother takes her to see the teacher who explains exactly what was said. Turns out that Rosemary had not listened very carefully to her teacher; but, you’ll have to read the story to discover what the teacher actually said (definitely worth a chuckle!)

I love Sherrill Cannon’s style. She is an absolute master of rhyming (no, seriously, I don’t know how she does it!). Each story features a relatable main character who is always a young girl or boy the same age as the target audience. There is always an important message underlying the story (in this case, about being a good listener) and the illustrations are so kid-friendly. In true Cannon style, the illustrations feature characters from previous books as well as the covers from her other books in the background. I love this added element of “hide-and-seek”. It’s value-added for true Sherrill Cannon fans.

My Bottom Line: Mice & Spiders & Webs… Oh My! features a wonderful rhyming tale with an important underlying message about “being a good listener”. As an added bonus, the book also features bright and kid-friendly illustrations with cameo appearances of characters and covers from previous books. I highly recommend this (and other books by Sherrill S. Cannon) for children ages 4 to 8 years.

Here is the link, for the complete Review: Mother Daughter Book Review

Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!  is illustrated by Kalpart, as are all of my books!  The artists are now working on my 2016 release, The Golden Rule.