Monthly Archives: September 2020

Third 5-Star Readers Favorite Review for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

So happy to share the news that the Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book has received a third 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite, this time by Jack Magnus!!!  I am so honored by this unanimous laudatory evaluation of this “Whine-Stopper” coloring book – offering a way for children to learn and reveal artistic skills at the same time!

Review Rating: 5 Stars – Congratulations on your 5-star review! 

Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book is a children’s animal picture book written by Sherrill S. Cannon and illustrated by Kalpart. Whatever was wrong with Peter? The little rabbit never stopped whining and complaining, and his mom was just about fed up with him. She was at her wits’ end after hearing him moan and whinge from the time he woke up until he went to sleep at night. Finally, she told him the story about the Whimper-Whineys. They were strange old creatures who made noises just like him — endlessly whining, complaining, and crying. She thought they might be tempted to take Peter with him to their distant home, where he could cry and moan to his heart’s content…

Sherrill S. Cannon’s animal fable for children, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book, is based upon a story that her mother told to her, and several generations of children after her, as well as to her second-grade classes. I’ve no doubt most of us have had the misfortune of having a whimper-whiney like Peter in our lives, and the fiction that there’s a far-off land where they can all whine and cry by themselves is a tempting one indeed. Cannon’s rhymed version of the story is smooth and flowing, and Kalpart’s images of those Whimper-Whineys crying a pond into existence are hilarious. I love the interactive aspect of this book as each of the illustrations is designed to be colored by the reader. The panels are marvelous, especially the one where Peter is stomping his feet on his chair. The look on his sister’s face is priceless. Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book may get whiners to pause and reflect a bit, and it’s sure to please those who enjoy coloring books. It’s highly recommended.

I’d also love to see any artistic endeavors your children might create… and will post any that you care to share and are sent to me:

Thank you Kalpart for Adding the Readers Favorite 5-Star Review Sticker to the Cover of Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

Fun to have the Readers Favorite 5-Star Review Sticker added to the cover of Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book.  The book has received two of them now!!!  Please take a look at the book, and let your child color whining away!!!


Another Lovely 5-Star Review from Readers Favorite for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

Thank you for the lovely 5 Star Review by K.C. Finn for Readers Favorite for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book.

Review by K.C. Finn

Review Rating 5 Stars – Congratulations on your 5-star review!

Reviewed By K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite

“Peter and the Whimper Whineys Coloring Book is a work of fiction in the animal-themed, emotional issues and interactive fiction sub-genres, and was created by author Sherrill S. Cannon with illustrations and design by Kalpart. As the title suggests, this coloring book takes us along for the ride with protagonist Peter, a rabbit who spends a lot of time whining rather than using his energy for better things. So begins a charming, rhyming story which teaches its young readers that going to live with the Whimper Whineys isn’t the right path, whilst also offering children the chance to color in the book and learn the rhymes for their own creative expression.

Author Sherrill S. Cannon has delivered a really useful and engrossing book for young readers to explore alongside their parents and guardians. In its central theme, the book gently teaches an important lesson about how to manage our emotional disposition, a skill some adults could do with learning too! This moral message is layered with gorgeous artwork and plenty of space for kids to add their own flair to the story, and the journey does show Peter growing into a very loveable and sympathetic character by the close. The most engrossing quality of all is the excellent rhyme work at play, never sounding forced and always using language that kids can access and learn from. Overall, I would highly recommend Peter and the Whimper Whineys Coloring Book as a must-read for families with little whiners, and a thoroughly enjoyable educational experience.”

Fun to Find on Instagram and Reader Views

Please check out the Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice website – as well as the Book-by-Book-Publicity page –  to find a Giveaway for David’s ADHD as part of the Monthly Giveaway!

Reader Views Book Giveaway    



Wonderful 5-Star Review from Readers Favorite for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

Many thanks to Readers Favorite Reviewer, Sarah Stuart, for the wonderful 5-Star Review for the newly released Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book.

Reviewed By: Sarah Stuart

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

Review Rating: 5 Stars – Congratulations on your 5-star review! 

Reviewed By Sarah Stuart for Readers’ Favorite

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys by Sherrill S Cannon is a story with a moral presented in a way designed to affect young listeners in a subtle manner, and it seems likely that concentration on such fascinating “food for thought” will work. Every other page contains a line drawing begging to be colored in, so a great deal of time will be spent thinking about Peter’s woes. Peter whimpers and whines a lot, but most children behave in the way this rabbit does sometimes, and repetition is the secret. Hint – hint – hint – Peter’s Mommy doesn’t like him whining. Hint – hint – hint – his sister doesn’t like it either. Hint – hint – hint – Peter is sent to bed because he whimpers, whines, and behaves badly, and then, bored, he wanders off alone and has a scary experience.

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book by Sherrill S Cannon is an absolute delight. It is easy for an adult to read the story aloud, and it’s extremely tempting to do it in different voices. A whine for Peter, growing through impatience to truly cross for Mommy, and a sad, resigned whimper for the group of Whineys crying enough tears to form a pond. There is one of the “coloring book” pages, provided by Kalpart, for every page of text. Each would challenge a child to choose the right colors and stay within the lines, creating a book that would be treasured for years, until the youngster could read it for him or herself. Peter and the Whimper Whineys Coloring Book is a sneakily-perfect gift and a must-have for every child!

See how “artistic” your child may be, and stop whining subliminally…!

Love Finding Unseen Comments – This one is about My Little Angel

Multi-Award Winner

I was wishing a friend a Happy Birthday  and found a comment about My Little Angel that I had not seen before.  I love finding out about comments from children, so I wanted to share this one.

“…And, in case I never told you, my granddaughter DID like the book.  She told me, “It was like it was written in poems”.  I knew that but love to have the chance to acquaint my grandchildren with the finer things in life, like poetry!”

My Little Angel is also one of my daughter’s favorites.  She has been an elementary school teacher for close to 30 years, and has taught in almost all of the grades K-5.  This book is especially helpful for pre-school and kindergarten children, because it addresses many of the new experiences for school-age children.  In this time of Covid19, when many are starting school for the first time, several issues are addressed.  While the illustrations do not have the children wearing masks – who would have thought? – but highlights other reminders that young children need to know…(including sneezing into the crook of the elbow!)

From the Midwest Book Review:

“My Little Angel” is a lovely narrative verse story about a little girl’s miniature guardian angel, named Angela, who guides her safely through all the activities of her day.   Angela reminds the girl to buckle her seat belt, to be courteous and kind to others, and to do good deeds that help strengthen the spirit as well as the mind. Angela helps keep the girl safe and sound all day and all night too.  She helps her to be careful and follow rules when crossing the street, and to remember to share when she plays with others.  Angela lets the child know that she is always loved, and although she may feel lonely sometimes, she is never alone.  After a day of pleasant activities with Angela’s guidance and continued presence, the girl goes to bed feeling safe and loved, whispering prayers for loved pets and family: “She’s my little angel, sent from above/To tell me God cares for me, shows me His love./ When I close my eyes after prayers have been said/ Angela sleeps on the top of my head.” Cheery colored illustrations and special notes from Sherrill help young readers connect to the story’s message.  A beautiful successor to the eight previous children’s books in this series, “My Little Angel” is a treasure for young readers age 5 and up. – Midwest Book Review 2017 – Nancy Lorraine, Sr. Reviewer”

So please share a day in the life of a little girl, while her guardian angel Angela sits on her shoulder and keeps her safe and guides her throughout her various activities throughout her day.  My Little Angel has received 8 Awards including a Book Excellence Gold Medal, a Feathered Quill Bronze Medal, a New Apple Book Awards Official Selection, Readers’ Favorite Finalist Award, a Royal Dragonfly H.M, an IAN Book of the Year Finalist Award, and a Pinnacle Achievement Award.


Lovely Review of Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

So happy to share this lovely review of Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book sent to me from teenager Addie Christensen.

Addie grew up reading and sharing my books, and is now able to share them with younger family members and friends.



Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book is a great way to spend your spare time and is something you will cherish forever. It is unique and the opportunity to color each page helps reinforce the message. This book does not have to be colored by just children. Its beautiful photos and incredible message will leave anyone wanting to color. Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book is the perfect gift for you, your family, and your friends…. Reviewed by Addie Christensen


90th Award! – David’s ADHD has won an HM in the Readers Favorite Awards

So delighted to discover this morning that David’s ADHD has won an Honorable Mention in the prestigious Readers Favorite Awards!  This is the 12th award for  David’s ADHD, and my 90th overall award!  Great way to begin September…


Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

David’s ADHD is a picture book for children written by Sherrill S. Cannon and illustrated by Kalpart. David’s classmates don’t get upset when he acts out in the schoolyard or is hyper in class. They know sometimes he seems frustrated and unable to focus on the teacher and what they are learning. His behavior might have confused them in the past, but they know that David has ADHD. They understand that the camera we all have in our heads works differently in David’s; his focusing lens operates differently. David’s parents had wondered what was happening with their son. They could feel his despair and confusion — and even his rage. Finally, they learned after testing that David had ADHD. And that he wasn’t the only kid who had it. Best of all, they learned that the doctors could show them how to help David wake up his focus.

Sherrill S. Cannon’s David’s ADHD introduces the subject of ADHD to children and their caregivers in a fun and easy-to-read format. The author demystifies what is a confusing and upsetting mode of behavior and shows how caregivers can work with kids like David and help them explore their strengths more fully. I especially liked how the book also includes those kids who have had interactions with kids like David. It clearly explains why they behave as they do and what challenges they face. With that knowledge, kids can learn to empathize with someone they may have avoided in the past. Kalpart’s bright and colorful illustrations chart David’s progress as he consults with his doctor, works on his schedule with his mom and dad, and excels on his computer. I was pleased to learn that medication is not the only treatment for ADHD. David’s ADHD shows that quite clearly in a story that’s accessible to kids and caregivers alike. David’s ADHD is most highly recommended.