I had a lovely morning reading to combined kindergarten classes at my granddaughter’s school. She was so happy to be my “illustration holder” – and thanks to my awesome illustrator, she is the little girl on the My Little Angel cover!
They also loved The Magic Word, Manner-Man and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys! Amazingly attentive children!!!
Mahi Mishal asked me if I would share a copy of Santa’s Birthday Giftwith her Sunday School in Pakistan, so I mailed a copy on Dec. 11th! They have finally received the package, I have received these wonderful photos of the children…
It includes the excited opening of the book in the package – and a wonderful reading of the entire book by little Kallista (such a great reader!) Both Kallista and big brother Tristan then give their reviews. (I am happy to report that they both loved it!)
You know we LOVE the books authored by Sherrill S. Cannon, and we’ve been honoured to have been able to share each of them with you. Today we’re bringing you her most recent picture book, My Little Angel; a book for children to learn about paying attention to their inner voice…you know, that little one in your ear telling you to to be good, even when it’s difficult.
In addition to being a fantastic book, this particular book is very special to our family…find out why at the end of this post…
Angela, the starring character of My Little Angel, sits on the shoulder of the narrator (who is unnamed) during the course of a day and keeps her safe from morning to night. Angela smiles as teeth are brushed and as Mom blows a kiss as they go out the door to school.
Angela keeps her character safe on the way to school and makes sure she crosses the roads without harm. Angela’s there to help remind her character to do the best she can throughout the day by being polite and doing good deeds when she can.
Angela is there so she never has to be lonely, even when alone, and she has Angela to comfort her when she’s upset or sad.
My Little Angel is all about learning to listen to that little voice in your mind that is telling you to be true to you; be kind and considerate, be helpful and thoughtful, be the best you you can be! Behave in ways that will make you proud and confident without being hurtful to others.
Kallista wanted to surprise you and do a little reading of My Little Angel:
The message in this book is beautifully written in Sherrill’s rhyming prose that helps young readers remember the words and the message. One of the many things we love about each of Sherrill’s books is that they all promote and encourage positive behaviour.
Kalpart has once again done the illustrations and children will be able to pick out the returning characters and book covers from previous books; can you spot them all? And at the back of the book, Sherrill asks some fun questions for children while at the same time reminding them of ways to be safe.
Have a read through Sherrill’s Website and you’ll find that many of the characters in her books are based on real children; can you find them?
Speaking of the back of the book….of course we must share the big surprise Tristan and Kallista had when they first received their copy…their names are in it as official Kid Reviewers! How wonderful for them to see that their opinions are so important! Reading is a big part of their lives (they take flashlights to bed to read and often set alarms on the weekends to get up early to read special books – seriously!) Books such as Sherrill’s will inspire a generation of children to enjoy reading while being encouraged to think of others and behave according to The Golden Rule.
Additional thanks go to Sherrill for including me in her acknowledgements as well; little does she know how much it means for all of us to be given such honour!
Speaking of honours, Sherrill has won an incredible 48 awards for her 9 books (and still counting)! That is an outstanding achievement! So you know when you read one of Sherrill’s picture books, you can expect, and will receive a quality story with a good moral as well.
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!!!
Here is my little angel, Abigail, checking out My Little Angel.
Here is her review:
“I loved it and I am bringing it to school today so I can show my class. I liked that it rhymed and that the angel made the girl sneeze and that an angel could be funny. I found all of the pictures and this is my favorite book by her.”
Yesterday I thoroughly enjoyed being a Children’s Literature Guest Speaker at the College of New Jersey, Fellow SBPRA Author, Karen Scheuer, is a Professor there and invited me to speak to her class full of potential teachers and authors. It was refreshing and challenging to speak to older students, and approach writing children’s books from a different perspective.
College of New Jersey Class – children’s Literature
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Karen Scheuer is the author of A Bug and a Wish, a popular children’s book. We have done several book signings together…