Category Archives: Art

Question from a Fan of My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

Reading My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

I received the following comment, with a question from a young fan:

“I gave another of your books to my dear little friends Little Judy and her little brother Jack. When judy saw the book she said, oh we have others of those! And then she started reading to her brother. And I asked afterwards if she thought the artist was a boy or a girl and she thinks it’s a girl and I don’t think that it’s clear. But she showed me a picture that looks like somebody with longer hair than most boys wear their hair so we’re asking you to answer the question!”

Please Answer the Question?

My Answer (off the record, since whenever I ask this question at a school reading, the answer is consistently 50-50… The girls think it’s a girl, and the boys think it’s a boy…)

Here my answer for Little Judy:

She is correct, the hair is a little long, but at the time both boys & girls wore their hair at that length. And I almost didn’t use that illustration. But since the entire point of the book is seeing art from one’s own perspective, I am delighted whenever there is a discussion. For the record, I always thot he was a boy… ps. Off the record!

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”… (to use a famous quote…)

(Also, sometimes, the “Emperor’s New Clothes” approach to art… )

A Penny for Your Thoughts is a Winner and My Little Angel is an Official Selection in the New Apple Literary Awards

A Dozen Awards for Penny

The New Apple Literary Awards have been officially posted, and I am happy to share the announcement for A Penny for Your Thoughts which was the Sole Medal Winner in Poetry, and my wonderful Illustrator Kalpart, has been kind enough to update the cover (again.)

The link to this announcement:

New Apple Sole Medal Winner in Poetry

 

 

Official Selection in New Apple Literary Awards

My Little Angel was an Official Selection in Children’s Picture Books.

The link to this announcement:

My Little Angel – Children’s

Thank you to Kalpart for illustrating all of my books!

Thank you to the New Apple Literary Awards for these honors!!

Cover Reveal for “A Dime is a Sign”

I am thrilled to share the lovely new book cover by Kalpart Illustrations for my upcoming new book of poetry, A Dime is a Sign.  It is a companion book to A Penny for Your Thoughts, and I hope it will also be considered a book of healing.  It is all about trying to put feelings into words

A Dime is a Sign

The books should be released in both soft cover and eBook by the end of the month.  Please stay tuned for updates.

“This is the most refreshing, coolest kids’ book I‘ve read in a while.”

Gisela Hausmann rated a book it was amazing
What fun to find on Goodreads!!  Thank you to the “Review Guru” for this awesome review!!
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“Now, this book offers a completely new idea.

“Just fingerpaint something you see in your head.”
That’s how this adventure starts.
The storyteller explains that he or she is trying to paint their dog but somehow things don’t work out perfectly. Class ends and the story tellers takes the picture home. Alas, a windstorm grabs a hold of it and blows the picture in a collection of art work for an art dealer.

Much to the storyteller’s surprise his or her picture gets exhibited at the mall with many pictures. All of them competing for a blue ribbon, the first prize
“… to become an artist of great renown, and to be famous and honored throughout the town…”

No spoilers who wins the contest and what’s going to happen from this reviewer but I’d love to share what I find outstanding about this book.

Throughout the book the storyteller shares his or her opinions. Though typically, children and young people are often portrayed as “going along with everything” and “behaving properly” etc… this story teller has his or her own opinions.
“… one looked at it side-ways, and one upside down!
I don’t think they really knew what it was…”

And, just like the “innocent but clever child” in the “Emperor’s New Clothes” this storyteller is sharing his or her opinions. With refreshing honesty!!! Even I who I have read thousands of books – laughed.

Author Sherrill Cannon penned a winner. This is the most refreshing, coolest kids’ book I‘ve read in a while.”

5 stars, Gisela Hausmann, author & blogger

Please Help Me Thank Kalpart – Please Vote for the Cover of A Penny for Your Thoughts

Winner of 7 Awards

All Author has done it again… Innovative Ideas to help Authors!

Please take a moment to vote for my awesome cover designed by Kalpart Illustrations…

 

It gives me great pleasure to tell you that your book, A Penny for Your Thoughts, has been selected to partake in our monthly Cover of the Month contest for August 2018. Only the top 100 covers with the most votes will be allowed to proceed to the second stage of the competition which starts in the second week (7th). So make sure to tell your friends and followers to vote for you!
Your book cover’s voting page is
https://allauthor.com/cover-of-the-month/2218/
P.S: Registration is not mandatory for readers to vote for your cover.

Thanks Kalpart for Adding Awards to my Covers

So proud to see the new awards on the covers!

A Gold for Penny! 2 awards

My Little Angel – 4 Awards

Special Thank You to KJ and the amazing artists at Kalpart Illustrations, who have illustrated all of my books – including the lovely drawings in A Penny for Your Thoughts!