Monthly Archives: June 2017

New Hope News Interview by Lisa DeAngelis

I’m happy to share the article In the New Hope News by Lisa DeAngelis

New Hope News – June 2017 by Lisa DeAngelis

The article reads:

“Mother of four, grandmother of ten, and a former teacher, Sherrill S. Cannon knows how to entertain children while engaging adults at the same time. Following publication of her first book in 2009, Sherrill went on to write eight more children’s stories that have garnered 47 Awards. Inspiration for her first book came when one of her granddaughters, after hearing the Christmas story, asked, “But where’s Santa?”

Santa’s Birthday Gift answered that question, and solved an ongoing dilemma for many parents: How to tie two holiday traditions together into one inspirational tale.  Sherrill’s first book did just that by relating the story of Santa’s trip to Bethlehem on that first Christmas and his promise to bring gifts to good boys and girls every year after.

The holiday book was followed by Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, a tale of “a very small rabbit who did nothing but whine.”  Sherrill tried to show children that no one likes being around a whiner and that there are more positive ways to make requests.  She succeeded because the book was an Award Finalist for USA Book News.

Then came The Magic Word, recipient of the 2011 Readers Favorite Award, a story about Elisabeth Keys, who “never said thank you, excuse me or please.”  Elisabeth pays the price for her rudeness when “no one wants to come to her birthday party.”

Gimme-Jimmy, Indie Excellence Finalist, echoes the story of Pinnochio.  In this case, the greedy little bully finds that his hand grows larger every time he says the word “Gimme.”  When Jimmy finally learns to treat others with respect, he finds his hand shrinking back to normal size.  In the end, he shares what he has learned with his friends by writing down “Jimmy’s New Polite Rule:  To try to treat others as I’d like to be, To try to see things the way others might see, To try to be helpful, and do what is right, And to try at all times to be very polite!”

Manner-Man, the Readers Views Choice Award of 2014, tells the story of a superhero whose mission is to help control bullies.  He advises children about the harm that can be done by “hitting with words,” and he advises that if someone starts pushing, just shout out “not nice!”

My Fingerprint Masterpiece, a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award winner, is about a child who makes a finger painting in school, loses it on the way home, only to find it hailed as “Outstanding!” at a professional art exhibition.  Sherrill’s aim here was to show that beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.  Far from being pleased, the young artist merely feels misunderstood and prefers his artwork back at home hanging on the family fridge where it rightfully belongs.

Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! introduces young readers to basic computer terms and won The President’s Book Award in 2015.

The Golden Rule posits a question most dear to Sherrill’s heart, “What if you treated others the way you’d like to be treated?  What if everyone did that?  What kind of world could there be?”  This volume won, in addition to other awards, both the Mom’s Choice Award and the Children’s Literary Classics Book Award.

Sherrill’s most recent book, My Little Angel, describes Angela, a tiny angel who is always there full of wise and comforting advice: “She helps me decide when to follow my heart, Or when letting my head take control would be smart.”  Angela also gives more practical tips: “She reminds me to always stay close to my mother, And never to wander away with another.”

In addition to her books, all available on Amazon and BN.com, Sherrill is the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children.  She has been called “an absolute master of rhyming” by Mother Daughter Book Reviews and a “modern-day Dr. Seuss” by GMTA Review.  Nowadays, she spends her time travelling the country with her husband in their RV, sharing her books along the way and spreading her message:  Let’s be kind to one another.”

 

 

Have You Seen My Little Lamb? is a Best Seller at Lazy Bee Scripts!

Fun to Find on the Lazy Bee Scripts Site:

Have You Seen My Little Lamb? a Best Seller

Here is the Lazy Bee Facebook Page with Details.  I have seven plays available here, many co-authored with my teacher-daughter, Kerry Gallagher, and suitable for elementary school children K-3.  Each child gets his or her own line!!!

Please see if any of your local schools might be interested.  It would be fun to be able to watch a performance!!

 

5-Star Review for My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

I was looking through some amazon reviews and found the following wonderful review by Laura for My Fingerpaint Masterpiece!

Painted a smile on my face April 5, 2017

This is such a delightful book.

A young girl does a fingerpainting and doesn’t get it done. On the way home from school, the wind tears it from her hands and it ends up mixed in with some other paintings at am art dealer’s store. She’s quite surprised when she sees her painting on display at the mall. People gather around it, each with a different idea of what it portrays.

I have some watercolor pictures that my son did as a little guy. They hang on the wall in my living room and many people see something different. There are even a couple where I see some different each time I look at them.

When the girl tries to explain to people that it’s not a real painting, just somethings he did in art class at school, they don’t believe her. No one wanted to look silly.

The book is told from the child’s perspective and it’s never explained whether it’s a boy or a girl. I guessed a girl and wrote my review as such. I like this clever idea. Boys and girls will connect with the character in their own way.

A cute little story with a sweet, funny ending. The illustrations are colorful and fun. And I bet your little ones will want to dip their fingers in paint and create their own masterpiece after reading this book.

I own a copy of this book. My review is voluntarily given.”
I was thrilled that she captured the essence of the book in such a delightful way!  Do you have an artist in your house???

Two More 5-Stars for My Little Angel

Pinnacle Achievement Award Winner

I love it when I receive email reviews, and am happy to share a couple of nice ones I have just been sent!  I especially love it when they are written by young people!!

Here is my daughter’s review for My Little Angel:
A lovely book for young children.  The rhyming will help children remember that there is always an angel watching over them.  The story encourages children to always listen to their conscience which is their guardian angel speaking to them… Lily, age 14
And here’s mine:
The story of Angela, the tiny guardian angel and the child she watches over will appeal to “the better angels” of any child’s nature, as well as comfort and reassure them as they venture out into the world. I recommend this book as the perfect gift for all the children in your life… Lisa DeAngelis”
Thank you Lily and Lisa!  My Little Angel thanks you too!!

My Little Angel has another 5-star Review!

Abigail’s Favorite!

Thank you to Karen Scheuer for the lovely review for My Little Angel...

on June 14, 2017
“My Little Angel is another adorable book by author Sherrill Cannon!
Children will delight in the rhyming verse as they learn life lessons. An angel sits on a little girl’s shoulder helping her throughout her day by whispering in her ear, encouraging her, and watching over her and her family – and even her pets! Children will find comfort in learning from this book that angels are sent from God, and they are never alone.
There are so many lessons parents and teachers can discuss with children while reading this book together, and the author even has discussion questions at the end of the book to help facilitate that. The illustrations are fabulous, and convey the feeling of love.
I can see this book becoming a family favorite at bedtime. Well done!”
Karen is a former elementary school teacher, a college professor and also the author of the charming children’s book A Bug and a Wish!

Reading to 5th Graders at Churchville Elementary

5th Graders at Churchville Elementary

Who knew that reading to 5th graders would be so much fun??  It was wonderful to share my books with these bright kids who asked and answered so many questions that I never get to discuss when reading to the K-3rd grade level… Even nicer, some of these 5th graders recalled the stories that I had read to them when they were in kindergarten…and they fondly remembered the stories!!  Best of all, my daughter is the teacher!!!

Thanks – and Happy Vacation

Another 5-Star Review Starring My Little Angel

Pinnacle Achievement Award Winner

Thanks for the lovely 5-star Review from Marta Moran-Bishop…

on June 11, 2017
My Little Angel, by Sherrill S. Cannon, was a lovely get-well gift. A charmingly told rhyming story about a little girl who has an angel named Angela that sits upon her shoulder. Angela, whispers in her ear and helps her remember all the good things she needs to learn as she moves through life.
It is a remarkable little book that would delight any child, while teaching the lessons of kindness, responsibility and all the things parents try to instill in their small children.
Ms. Cannon, has outdone herself once again with this remarkable little book aimed at gracefully helping adults teach such important lessons in life.
I loved this little book and will read it many times, before passing it down to the next generation.
Adorable, Charming, Delightful all in one little book, what more can one ask for?
Thank you, Sherrill Cannon, for writing it! Highly Recommended.