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Just a Reminder…

“No matter the color of anyone’s skin, it’s not just the outside – it’s what is within.” Literary Classics Award Winning Children’s Book Author – Sherrill S. Cannon  From The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule Coloring Book has 2 Awards Included on the Cover!

Thanks to my publisher SBPRA for updating the cover of The Golden Rule Coloring Book to include the two awards it has won (so far) – Honorable Mention in the Royal Dragonfly Awards for Children’s Activity Book, and Finalist in the Feathered Quill Book Awards for Poetry!

98 Awards total (so far) for all my books…

 

 

The Golden Rule Coloring Book Wins 2nd Award – A Finalist in the Prestigious Feathered Quill Awards

So thrilled to share that The Golden Rule Coloring Book has won a Finalist Award in the Poetry category in the prestigious Feathered Quill Literary Awards.

The Feathered Quill Book Awards Judges’ Comments were awesome!!

JUDGES’ COMMENTS: 

– Covers: front cover – gorgeous colors / a literal rainbow and the images of each child are adorable. Back cover – a lot of words for the back cover make it hard to read, but all text there is correct and explains well the subject of the book

– Content: this is an excellent way to teach kids the Golden Rule. Not only is the rhyming story fun and easy to read, but by allowing kids pages they can color, they not only learn but participate

– Editing, spelling, grammar – clean, good job

– this book takes on the scary issue of bullying and teaches kids in a light-hearted creative way how to deal with tough things.

This is the second award for The Golden Rule Coloring Book, having also received an Honorable Mention in the Royal Dragonfly Awards for Children’s Activity Books.

Finalist in Poetry in the Feathered Quill Awards

 

 

Previous Note from eBook Manager…

I found a previous note from my eBook Publisher about a program several of my children’s ebooks were included in, and thought I’d take a look at updated numbers.

The ebooks were part of a program donating children’s ebooks to teachers in underprivileged areas… This note was from 5 years ago, so I looked at the updated numbers today (even though I don’t think the program is still happening…).

The top ebooks shared most often, with updated numbers:

The Magic Word – 10,243, Manner-Man – 4607,  Gimme-Jimmy – 2512,

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys – 1336 and Santa’s Birthday Gift – 1472

Note received:  “Hi Sherrill.

No, you are not competing with yourself. Teachers get copies for the kids in their classes and Amazon donates Kindles for those kids. The large numbers mean that the teachers find your books to be written well enough to use in the classroom. If anything, I think it speaks to how good your books are. If you have an outlet for promoting your titles, you could use those large numbers to let people know well received your titles are in the program. I don’t know if you can use the …program name without permission, but you could say that x number of copies of your books have been donated to underprivileged school children around the world and are used in classroom settings. I think that would be OK to say without violating any copyrights. If you add up all the free give-a-way copies from the last year or so for all your titles, it should be a pretty high number.  Just a thought.”

 

Nice Review for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

Nice Review from Linda Weaver Clarke

What I love about this coloring book is how your child can read a story and color. On the left side of the coloring book is the story. On the right side are the pictures to color. That makes it fun for your child. I gave this to my eleven year old who has Marfan’s Syndrome because he is going into the hospital for an operation. I know it will entertain him because he can read the story and color. The story is all in rhyme, so that makes it extra fun. —Review by Linda Weaver Clarke

Another 5-star Review for The Golden Rule Coloring Book by Readers Favorite

Reviewed By Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite

There’s a very special rule we should all follow. It’s really worth well more than your weight in gold, or the weight of the world, for that matter. It’s called the Golden Rule. It’s all about treating others the way you would like to be treated. In other words, be kind, caring, and considerate at all times. Help others, share what you have, and just be nice.

Sherrill S Cannon’s picture book/coloring book story, The Golden Rule Coloring Book, is a clever way to teach young readers how to be kind to others while, at the same time, entertaining them and making them think about this ‘kindness’ treasure they have within themselves. The story is told in rhyming verse as two siblings go searching for what they believe is gold and has something to do with a rule. Knowing how young people hate rules (don’t we all), this introduces the idea that there might be some good rules to consider. The story part of the book is accompanied by a colorful illustration while the next page is a coloring page for young readers to color as they wish, using colors they think will appropriately and efficiently describe what they’re feeling and their comprehension of the concept of the ‘golden rule.’

This interactive activity is continued at the end of the book where the author provides questions to make young readers think more deeply about the concepts presented in the book. Children love to color and create beautiful pictures; they also love to talk about their feelings as they work hard to learn important concepts about life. This book combines both in a comprehensive and entertaining way of teaching young people to be kind to others: “treat others the way you would like them to treat you.” What could be more simple?Another