Monthly Archives: July 2016

Awesome Post by Ann Morris about The Golden Rule

Simplifying a Complicated World

Simplifying a Complicated World

Ann (Ana) Morris  Award-Winning Bilingual Children’s Author and Spanish Language Consultant

Simplifying a Complicated World
July 28, 2016 •

The Golden Rule, by Sherrill S Cannon

“We’ve all heard of the Golden Rule, “Treat others as you wish to be treated.” Today it applies more than ever before. With cyber communication and “news” from a million sources, we learn more each day about how many people are in need of care, attention, homes, safety, health and financial assistance, and I could run the list like tickertape. We also hear about the “do-gooders” who seem like guardian angels. They help people they don’t know, smile at people who thought they were invisible, pay for a child’s tuition overseas that will change that child’s future prospects, work in food pantries, donate items they no longer need to those who truly need them. There still is good in this world.

I have been following both of the national political conventions. This is a curious year for some, a frustrating one for others, and for some…a year that begs them not to even vote.

Please do not NOT vote. Not voting is the same as voting for the worst case scenario.

I would like to share a children’s picture book that I recently read and reviewed by Sherrill S Cannon. It easily received 5 Stars (out of 5 Stars) for its cute rhyming story and adorable illustrations, but the message addressed all of the miseries we see.

The story is about two children who are looking for the golden rule. They don’t know what it is. They think it may be a measuring ruler at first, then the fleeting thought of a political leader passes through their minds. Finally, they remember the Golden Rule which exists globally in every religion, creed, and philosophy that encompasses what is fair and good.

The lesson the short message presents to young children is timeless. Do what you can to help those in need. Do what you can to help problem solve. Do what you can to make this world a better place. The key is DO.

It is easy to get lazy and comfortable and let others do the work of maintaining balance where possible, in any sense of the word. But it is our responsibility to DO what we can without expecting compensation to help those in need. Right now our country is in need of humanity again.

This Presidential campaign is not going to be pretty. Candidates and their supporters seem to try to demean the other party instead of looking ahead to solve the problems of our country and our relationship with the world. What we can do is continue to remember that timeless Golden Rule and continue to work for what is best.

Let’s think like children and continue to have hope. They believe and forgive so easily. They know things will work out in the end. If we follow their lead, we really can make healthy progress.

Never give up.

Thank you, Sherrill S Cannon, for a reminder of a simple rule that has had the most impact worldwide of any other rule that currently comes to mind.”

Written by

Ann (Ana) Morris
Ann (Ana) Morris
Award-Winning Bilingual Children’s Author and Spanish Language Consultant

Thank you Ann Morris for the Review of The Golden Rule

5-Stars for The Golden Rule

5-Stars for The Golden Rule

Thank you to Ann Morris in her Blog for the lovely review of The Golden Rule.

From Wonder News Blog by Ann Morris – July 27, 2016

Five Stars to Sherrill S Cannon for The Golden Rule!

“This is a charming rhyming book about the well-known Golden Rule that tells us to treat others as we would like them to treat us. It begins with two children looking for a golden rule(r), not quite sure what they are seeking. Gradually they recognize the message. Examples of the Golden Rule dealing with generosity, compassion, bullying, inclusion, and paying it forward are given with adorable illustrations!”

The Golden Rule Tomorrow (Monday) on Storytime Pup

I just got the following great news!  Please share!!

The Golden Rule on Storytime Pup - 7/25/16

The Golden Rule on Storytime Pup – 7/25/16

Coming tomorrow – Monday, 7/25/16!

Storytime Pup will be featuring “The Golden Rule” by award winning children’s book author Sherrill Cannon

Make sure you stop by the Storytime Pup Channel to check out this award winning book.




Please share…

(You can also find Peter and the Whimper-Whineys on this channel!)

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Please Help little Emma!

Emma1Asking for prayers for little Emma Conley who is battling leukemia…  She has had to return to the hospital and her mother writes,

“Emma is back in the hospital as inpatient. Very harsh chemo. Please pray for my baby. All donations are greatly appreciated and helps with medical expenses, food, etc. ALL PRAYERS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED! WE NEED PRAYERS SO MUCH RIGHT NOW! Thank you all and love from us to you!I”

I asked her Mom if Emma would like to be a Kid Reviewer for my next book, and her mother said:

“Thank you Sherrill S. Cannon.. love to you and Emma said she would love to be a kid reviewer for you!! Thank you for the prayers!!! Love and hugs!”

There is a GoFundMe established to help with the medical expenses:

GoFundMe for Emma Conley

Please pray for Emma….

Thanks to Kalpart for Updating The Golden Rule Cover

The Golden Rule wins Silver in the CLC Awards

The Golden Rule wins Silver in the CLC Awards

I have the BEST illustrator!  Kalpart is awesome!!

She has updated The Golden Rule cover to replace the CLC (Children’s Literary Classics) Seal of Approval with the CLC Silver Medal Award!  Both are awesome honors, and I am so pleased that they will help me reach many new children with the message to please “Treat Others the Way You’d Like to Be Treated”

Storytime Pup mentions The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule wins Silver Medal in the Children's Literary Classics Book Awards

The Golden Rule wins Silver Medal in the Children’s Literary Classics Book Awards

Nice to find in the Newsletter from Storytime Pup!


We just wanted to acknowledge Sherrill Cannon. Her book, The Golden Rule, has won a Silver Medal in the CLC Book Awards!

“The 2016 Literary Classics Book Award Honorees have been named! Chosen out of entries submitted from around the globe, these award recipients are recognized for their contributions to the craft of writing, illustrating, and publishing exceptional literature for a youth audience. In this highly competitive industry these books represent the best of the best. We congratulate all the 2016 honorees for their tremendous and inspiring work…”

This is the 41st award Sherrill has received for one of her books, and the 4th for The Golden Rule.
Kudos also to her publisher, SBPRA, and to her awesome Illustrator, Kalpart!!

Storytime Pup will be reading “The Golden Rule” later this month.

We are pleased to have Sherrill Cannon as part of our author team.”

Storytime Pup has already shared Peter and the Whimper-Whineys:


Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My! is a Finalist in the FAPA Awards

4th Award for Mice and Spiders and Webs...Oh My!

4th Award for Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My!

Fun to get the announcement that Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! is a Finalist in the Florida Authors & Publishers Association Awards… Good Luck to all the Finalists (but nice to know that all of us will get a medal!)


“All books listed are finalists/medalists in this year’s contest. They will receive either a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal at the 2016 FAPA President’s Awards Banquet on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Hilton Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Hotel at the Walt Disney World Resort.”

Children’s Picture (Read to Me) Book Age 4-7
What A Bragger!, Lee Ann Mancini, GLM Publishing LLC

I’m Not Afraid!, Lee Ann Mancini, GLM Publishing LLC

Over On The Farm, Marianne Berkes, Dawn Publications

Bode The Beach Dog: Life Is Ruff, Tara and Geoffrey Moser, Halo Publishing

It’s A Seashell Day, Dianne Ochiltree, Blue Apple Books

Mice & Spiders & Webs…oh My!, Sherrill S. Cannon, SBPRA


Thanks for the Nice Messages!

Silver Medal - CLC Awards

Silver Medal – CLC Awards

Thanks for all the nice messages for The Golden Rule winning a Silver Medal in the Children’s Literary Classics Book Awards.  

I especially appreciated this one from author Linda Weaver Clarke:

Congratulations, Sherrill. I’m so happy for you. Your books are fun for all ages, simply because your story rhymes. That’s so much fun to read.”

What a nice thing to say!  (What a wonderful example of what  “Treat others the way you’d like to be treated” is all about…)

Winner Silver Medal CLC Awards, Silver Mom's Choice Awards and a Pinnacle Achievement Award

Winner Silver Medal CLC Awards, Silver Mom’s Choice Awards and a Pinnacle Achievement Award