Monthly Archives: February 2016

Nice Post from a Parent!

Thank you to Pauline Sedlock Plotner Lenz who posted:

The Golden Rule - Treat others the way you'd like to be treated.

The Golden Rule – Treat others the way you’d like to be treated.

“Wondering what to add to your child’s Easter basket this year? I would strongly suggest these books written by Sherrill S. Cannon!!! Seriously, these books are written in the perfect way that children can understand and learn some great coping skills!!

The illustrations are just beautiful, bright and colorful that will hold the attention of your children. Have a tiny ankle-nipper too young to read? Perfect for bedtime or just down-time reading by any adult too!! Bond with your child, and teach them to enjoy books like you did when you were young. Nothing beats hugs and quiet time reading..

Peter is a Rabbit! Happy Easter!!

Peter is a Rabbit! Happy Easter!!

Peter and The Wimper-Whineys” would be great for an Easter basket, but my favorite is her new one called “The Golden Rule“, because Kinser’s name is mentioned in the back of the book! 🙂

And……….. Sherrill donates a whopping 50% to the Cure JM Foundation to help us find a cure!! That is why we love her, well that and she writes some really cute books.. 🙂

50% of the cost of award-winning books by author Sherrill S. Cannon through the CureJM Fundraiser will go directly to the Cure JM Foundation. Thank you for your support!”

Please click here for CureJM Fundraiser:

Thanks so very much, Pauline, for sharing…

Book Reading for Grand View Elementary

Reading to the favorite activity!

Reading to the favorite activity!

I had a wonderful morning yesterday, reading to all the 2nd graders as well as some 3rd graders at Grand View Elementary school.  This is my third year of sharing with the students there, and it is very rewarding to have so many interested, smiling faces.  They seemed to enjoy The Golden Rule,  and it was fun to see how many of them recognized former characters from my previous books.  It’s also fun to have them request re-reading of favorites!  (Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, Gimme-Jimmy and Manner-Man were the most popular requests in yesterday’s reading.)


The students also  liked the fact that the Grand View is the name of the school in The Golden Rule.  Grand View was named a Blue Ribbon school in 2015, which is quite an honor.

Thank you, Grand View, for a grand morning…!!!

Please Meet Abby, My Future-Author Kid Reviewer

It's As Sweet As Sugar

It’s As Sweet As Sugar

Please meet Abby, my Future-Author Kid Reviewer.

She said:

“It’s pure awesomeness! I like that it’s all poems and it’s as sweet as sugar.”

Short and sweet…I predict she will be writing her own books in the future!

This is Abby’s first review for me, although her older sister Olivia has been one of my fans for quite a few years…and sharing the books with Abby.

It’s fun to have sisters involved, and it’s nice to see Abby is now reading them herself!Abby2crop

Thanks so much, Abby! Sending love…

As a follow-up, Abby’s Mom just commented:

“She loved matching up the characters from the other books! She wants to bring it into school to share with her classmates. I think it’s a perfect book for 2nd graders to read.”

Please Meet Daisy, my Video Star Kid Reviewer

Daisy Loves The Golden Rule

Daisy Loves The Golden Rule

Please meet little miss Daisy, my 5-yr-old Kid Reviewer Video Star, whose Mom informed me that her first remarks about the cover were: “Awwww, they’re all holding one of her books! Look! Gimme-Jimmy is holding his own book.”

Her Mom was kind enough to make a YouTube video of Daisy’s review, which I am happy to share…

Daisy is one of my CureJM kids as well. She faces monthly infusions and debilitating reactions, causing her to suffer greatly and have to miss school frequently. One day she announced to her mother that she was so happy that she was able to get though an entire day at school “just like a regular kid”.

So Daisy and many of my other Kid Reviewers can benefit from participation in my CureJM Fundraiser at CureJM Fundraiser where 50% of the cost of the books goes to the CureJM Foundation. Please help us find a cure!!

(My books are also part of a similar fundraiser for at  Daisy doesn’t like bullies either!)

Thanks so much, Daisy, for sharing your story with me! Sending love…

Please meet Aly, my creative Kid Reviewer!

Please meet 6-yr-old Alyssa, one of my “Kid Reviewers”, who proves that a picture is worth a thousand words…

Aly16 copyHer mother adds, “Can you understand what it says?

Though basically it means that she loved it.  Many thanks.”

Just in case:

  1. The brother and sister are looking for something great.
  2. I think they are looking for the ruler but it turned to be a rule
  3. It is important to be nice

Thank you, Sherrill S. Cannon

(Incidentally the “Sherrill S. Cannon” looks just like the font in the title!!)

How about that last line? It is important to be nice

No more words necessary, other than

Thank You, Aly! I love your review… and you!!!

Introducing Cassie, my Teen Jr. Reviewer!!

cassiePlease meet Cassie, my Teen Jr. Reviewer, who has reviewed my last three books. She was also in one of the illustrations in My Fingerpaint Masterpiece as a teenager spectator.

Since her niece is a 5-yr-old, she is able to read to her as well…so I get the benefit of the opinions of both age levels! (Fortunately, they both agree!!)

“Hi Sherrill – This is my review:

The Golden Rule by Sherrill S. Cannon is a great book that teaches kids to treat others how they would like to be treated. It has a lot of great points for kids to learn. I thought that it was cool how Sherrill made it sound like a game, the way she had kids searching for the ruler and then they realized it was the “Golden Rule”. It’s an all around cool book for kids of all ages to enjoy. Any age can get valuable lessons from this book and run with it! Sherrill, I loved reading the book, and keep up the awesome books!!!!”

Thanks, Cassie

Thanks, Cassie

Not only is Cassie another of my Cure JM kids, requiring monthly medical infusions, but she also suffers from Juvenile Arthritis, and has hearing loss in one of her ears. In spite of all of this, she has a wonderfully positive and inspirational attitude.


Two Fans

Two Fans

She was also recently part of the Texas Jr Miss pageant, and is a spokesperson for the Imbullyfree organization.

Imbullyfree Spokesperson

Imbullyfree Spokesperson

Cassandra is truly beautiful, inside and out!!  

Thanks so much, Cassie for endorsing my books.


Please Meet my Kid Reviewer, Ashlyn!

Ashlyn, my Kid Reviewer

Ashlyn, my Kid Reviewer

Please meet the first of my “Kid Reviewers”, 5-yr-old Ashlyn, who has been a big fan since she was quite little! This is her review of The Golden Rule, as posted by her mother:

“Ashlyn Rainn is not old enough to write her own review but she is smart enough to voice her opinion. “The Golden Rule” according to Ashlyn, is an awesome book. She loves the book and the meaning behind it. She was so excited getting to the climax of the story. She couldn’t wait to find out what the golden rule was. She got thrilled by the end of the book and then started pulling all her other Sherrill S. Cannon books out for me to read to her because those are her favorite books of all time. Thank you Sherrill for writing awesome books. This is the newest book just released by author Sherrill S. Cannon. The Golden Rule or any of Sherrill’s other books, please shop through the link. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Cure JM. (

Her mother Donna also posted:

“❤❤❤Ashlyn goes nuts over Sherrill S. Cannon books. They are the best children books by far for teaching valuable lessons without the child really knowing that they’re learning. I love these books.”

This relationship started when Ashlyn was just 3-yrs-old…

“We all love your books and think that you are a fabulous author, the next Dr. Seuss. We love you. You gave us a 3 year old child that wants to read books with us. Until we had your books, she would not sit down to read any book. Now Ashlyn comes up and begs us to read the books to us. Thank you again.”

And later…

“How do you do it? This book is GREAT! I love it and the illustrations are

Budding Artist...

Budding Artist…

fantastic. You always manage to impress me and I am not easy to impress. I love your writing. You are amazing. The kids love this book too. You are an outstanding author. Love it!”

As well as..

“That book Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! Is fantastic. Ashlyn loves all of your books, but got this one and like the rest, she can’t get enough. We love your books…”

Favorite Fans!

Favorite Fans!

Of course the fact that Cassandra, who is one of my Jr. Reviewers for the most recent three books, is Ashlyn’s aunt is very helpful. Cassie reads to Ashlyn!!!   So please stay tuned for Cassie’s review in my next post!!


Please Meet My Jr. Reviewer, Addie!

Addie, my Jr. Reviewer

Addie, my Jr. Reviewer

Please meet Addie. She is the first of my Jr. Reviewers that I plan to feature on my website. She has also reviewed several of my previous books. (I have also asked several younger children to be “Kid Reviewers” since I thought it would be fun to share what they think about the book. I will share these reviews in following posts…)  Thank you, Addie, for sharing your thoughts!

Here is Addie’s review:


“Dear Sherrill,

I like how the book teaches you to treat others the way you want to be treated. I love your rhyming books. I know this book will teach kids not to bully as they are growing up and to share their stuff.  If you are misunderstanding something ask the person what they are saying again so that you understand it.  My favorite part in this book is where it says “It’s a rule that you live by, to give and to share, a way to treat others to show that you care.”

Thanks for sharing your books with me and for all you do for Cure JM.

Praying for a cure.

From Your Reviewer,


A little about Addie: She was also the reason that SBPRA helped me form the CureJM Fundraiser site when Addie was only 7 years old. Now she is almost 11, with a beautiful smile and a lot of courage.  Addie is fighting JDM (Juvenile DermatoMyositis) – an incurable children’s disease of the immune system – and is a little angel with a lot of heart.  She has been mentioned on the Acknowledgements Page of Gimme-Jimmy, as well as Manner-Man, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! and The Golden Rule and is also a one of my classroom characters! (If you look closely at the Manner-Man cover, you will see Addie there in the turquoise blue dress!) Her character is also in all of my following books – as you can see in the illustration she is holding in this photo.

Addie's in the Pink Dress in the Circle!

Addie’s in the Pink Dress in the Circle!

Purchasing through the Fundraiser Site at , 50% of the book cost goes to the CureJM Foundation to help find a cure for this debilitating disease… so that Addie and others like her can live the full and happy life that they deserve! Please help us find a cure!!

Awesome Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Review for The Golden Rule

5-Star Review!

5-Star Review!

Thank you so much for this awesome review!!

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

The Golden Rule is a children’s concept picture book written by Sherrill S. Cannon and illustrated by Kalpart. Robert wants to see if he can find the ruler his mom was talking about. She said it was old, but, better yet, that it was gold. He thinks that if he and his sister can find it, they can sell it. They decide to go looking for it and end up searching all through the classrooms at their school. After finding nothing but an old plastic ruler, Kait, his sister, wondered if the ruler was something they couldn’t see, and Robert starting thinking. Maybe it wasn’t a ruler their mom was talking about but a rule — one that would show you how to treat others, like the other kids at school and your friends.

Sherrill S. Cannon’s concept picture book for children, The Golden Rule, is entertaining and fun while it also presents guidelines for kids to follow in their interactions with others. Cannon’s rhyming verse is clever and brims with enthusiasm, and Kalpart’s brightly colored illustrations fit the storyline perfectly. I was pleased to see that the story covered so many important social issues facing children, especially the problem of bullies and how to react to them and get help from an adult, sharing, and giving freely to others in need. She even includes one of my own favorite golden rules, paying it forward, in this delightful and instructive work. The Golden Rule is a perfect story time selection for reading aloud as well as an excellent choice for children who have outgrown their first primers. The Golden Rule is most highly recommended.