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Kid Lit Review #1000 – The Golden Rule by Sherrill S. Cannon and Kalpart

Six Awards for The Golden Rule

Six Awards for The Golden Rule

So nice to have such a wonderful review of The Golden Rule from such a prestigious reviewer!  Thank you to Sue Morris of Kid Lit Reviews

Here is a partial review…

“…The illustrations have not changed from one book to the next. The kids have big bright eyes and represent a multicultural world. The illustrations have become so standardized readers of Cannon’s books could pick out the kids from any scene. This is not a bad thing; these kids are all positive influences in their stories. Observant readers will find some of these characters joining Robert and Kait at school, often with one of Cannon’s previous books in hand.

The Golden Rule is Cannon’s eighth picture book with her Grand View Elementary school students. Written in rhyme, with a long block of text on the left and an illustration on the right side of each spread. The writing is also familiar by now to loyal readers. A ten or eleven beat meter in an eight-line verse graces half of the spread. The rhymes rarely fail though sometimes the lines can be confusing or grammatically incorrect for the sake of the rhyme. Despite this, Cannon always gets her message across in a meaningful way.

Sherrill S. Cannon’s past picture books have reaped many awards. The Golden Rule will do the same. All of Cannon’s picture books have become parent favorites for the positive messages and the kid-friendly prose…”


The complete review:

#1000 – The Golden Rule by Sherrill S. Cannon and Kalpart

Warning! Manner-Man is Habit-Forming!!

Manner-Man Winner of 10 Awards

Manner-Man Winner of 10 Awards

Warning: Manner-Man is Habit-Forming!

A friend told me that her 4-year-old son insists on her reading Manner-Man to him before bed, and now knows it by heart!  The mother can’t skip a page without her son saying, “No, no, no – You missed a page!”

Let’s hope he shares Manner-Man with others!!

Nice Article in the Florida Book News by Lou Belcher

Six Awards for The Golden Rule

Six Awards for The Golden Rule

Meet the Authors Book Fair: Sherrill S. Cannon

Sherrill S. Cannon is participating in the Meet the Author Book Fair on November 19 and 20th in the Eau Gallie Civic Center in Melbourne, Florida, from 9:30am til 4:30pm. Her newest book is The Golden Rule .

Social values take center stage in the latest illustrated children’s story by award-winning author Sherrill S. Cannon. Seems there’s a bit of confusion when Robert and Kait hear their mom talk about a “golden ruler.” They decide to look for this mysterious ruler. Only they heard it all wrong. What their Mom really said was The Golden Rule. Join Robert and Kait as they learn the true meaning of the words: Treat others the way you’d like to be treated. And wouldn’t that make the world a better place! Join in the children’s quest to discover how to follow the Golden Rule and share it with others, as you meet many classroom friends from the author’s previous books.

Author Info:

Sherrill S. Cannon is a former teacher and grandmother of ten, and the author of eight published rhymed children’s stories which have received forty-five 2011-16 National and International awards. She is also a playwright with seven published plays for elementary school children, which have been performed internationally in over 20 countries. Most of her books try to teach something, like good manners and caring for others. Married for 56 years, she and her spouse are now retired, and travel in their RV from coast to coast each year to spend time with their children and grandchildren. She has had a varied career: She was a teacher and coach, a professional newspaper sports writer and photographer, a dinner theatre stage manager, and a business administrator. Now she has time to write, when she’s not marketing (which is the other half of writing.)

Information about where her books are available:

Books available at as well as amazon,, eBay, and several local bookstores
Posted by Lou Belcher at 10:29 AM

Thank you, Lou Belcher!

Other Sherrill S. Cannon’s children’s books on display at the Book Fair are Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!, Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy and The Magic Word.

The Golden Rule wins a Gold!!

So thrilled to open my mailbox and see this:image-10-3-16-at-11-16-am

“Dear Sherrill,

It is with great pleasure to announce that you have been selected as a Book Excellence Award Winner for the following book and category:

Book Title: The Golden Rule
Category: Picture Books – Ages 4-8 years

There were hundreds of entries from around the world and your book was selected for its high quality writing, design and market appeal…”

How nice to have a Gold for The Golden Rule!!

This is the 45th Award for my Children’s Books…

Gold for The Golden Rule!

Gold for The Golden Rule!