Category Archives: Consideration for Others

Under Contract for Another Children’s Book!

I am delighted to announce that I am now under contract for another children’s book!!!  This one is a little different, since it’s for slightly older children (grades 2-4) and helps explain the issues and problems and possible solutions when dealing with children diagnosed with ADHD.  (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder).  It is a treatable, neurobehavioral disorder found in kids, teens and adults.  It involves moments of being inattentive, impulsive or hyperactive, which have an impact at home and at school. According to some internet statistics, It is estimated that nearly 17 million Americans are affected by ADHD.

This story originally came about several years ago, in response to a child of a friend who was diagnosed with ADHD.  I had just started writing children’s stories, and while having dinner together, I read the story of Peter and the Whimper-Whineys to David and his family.  David said to me, “I wish there was a story for kids like me…”  So now there is!  David’s ADHD is now under contract!!!

I shared the story with a friend who wrote: “You cover the symptoms and the problems they create really well and I like the the story is so hopeful and positive.  This will be so good to have in libraries and classrooms so kids can learn about ADHD kids they might know and learn to be understanding and patient with them.”  It has also been shared with a friend who is a Clinical Social Work/Therapist and several teachers. (An earlier version of this story was included in an anthology, and was shared with an ADHD support group in upstate NY.)

I look forward to sharing the story with all of you upon publication. I am delighted that my wonderful illustrator Kalpart will be illustrating this new book also.  Stay tuned (please!)

 

 

 

Another Lovely 5-Star Review for The Magic Word

Please and Thank You

The Magic Word, winner of 6 Awards including a Gold from Readers Favorite, has received another lovely 5-Star Review from a Reading Specialist!

The Magic Word…It’s Magic!   5-Stars

“The Magic Word is a charming story by award winning author, Sherrill Cannon. Her delightful rhyming words teach every child the importance of saying PLEASE and THANK YOU! Elizabeth Keys eventually learns to say those two “magic” words! As a Reading Specialist for elementary aged children, I highly recommend this book that exposes children to the beauty of rhyme developing their phonological awareness. Cannon’s book not only supports rhyme, but teaches children the importance of social manners. The Magic Word is sure to be a child’s favorite book with its lyrical words and charming illustrations. I bought this adorable story as a gift for my niece who is building a children’s library for her newborn baby. This story is sure to put a smile on any young child’s face.”

Thanks so much to Reading Specialist Christine Cazes for this lovely review.

It’s wonderful to realize how much this book has been shared, and I thank all of you for teaching your children the importance of being kind and treating each other with respect.  There is a little poem at the end of the book too:

There is a Magic Word

To use when you’re in need

So give a smile and shout it out:

The magic word is Please!

There are some other words

That bring a magic touch:

When someone does nice things for you,

Say, “Thank you, very much!”

So thanks to all of you who have shared my books throughout the years!!!

Another Fan…Bedtime!

 

 

 

Another 5-Star Review for My Little Angel

Multi-Award Winner

I received another lovely 5-star review for My Little Angel which I’m very happy to share!  This review is special, since it was written by a Reading Specialist.

“Teaches Good Lessons:

Award winning author, Sherrill Cannon, rhymes her way into a child’s heart in this adorable story, My Little Angel. Children read about the tiny angel, Angela, who stresses the importance of good manners and being polite. The little angel teaches many good lessons helping children stay safe. As a Reading Specialist for elementary aged children, I highly recommend this book which provides picture support with lovely illustrations, and rhyming words which encourages children to rhyme. The book also includes questions which promotes good discussions. My Little Angel definitely complements any early education classroom library. I bought this book for my niece to help her build a children’s library for her new born baby. She loved it! Any child or adult will want to read this lovely rhyming story with beautiful illustrations over and over again!”

Thank you, Christine Conrad Cazes for this lovely review.

My Little Angel was written with pre-schoolers and kindergarteners in mind, as well as 1st & 2nd graders, since it attempts to stress some life-lessons and safety issues for youngsters beginning their school careers.  It includes getting ready for school (or daycare), crossing the street, being polite and kind to friends, learning lessons, fastening seatbelts, awareness of stranger-danger, including pets in prayers (which was a request from a fan), and constantly reminding the child of being loved.  I hope you will share the book with your children and their friends!  The Kalpart illustrations are exceptional…

Also, please know that if you use eBay, you can get signed copies… All my books are available that way!  Just include signature requests with your purchase…

 

Lovely Surprise Review for My Little Angel from Reviewer Naila Moon

Multi-Award Winner

What a lovely surprise to receive a note from Naila Moon, letting me know that she had written a review for My Little Angel…   I’m so happy to share this wonderful review!

 

 

“It has been awhile since I have read and reviewed one of Sherrill Cannon’s books, I am so glad I have for today. As with all her books, there are lessons to be learned that children as well as adults should get. This time the author approaches the subject of doing the right things. The “moral” compass is directed by the angel, Angela, who helps the girl take care of herself, her pets, and others.

As with all the books I have read from this author, her poetry is top notch and the illustrations that go with it always match well. Her illustrator is fantastic and she uses the same one throughout all of her books which brings a consistency and one I have come to expect.

In the back of the book she notes that she has hidden some of her previous books within the pages. She invites the reader to see if they can be found. This too is a consistency throughout her books and I enjoy (as kids would) looking for the hidden books. There are also questions to help the reader come to fully understand the theme of the book. The questions are well thought out and purposely directed. I know that this comes from the years of teaching the author did.

Once again this is a book that should be on the “must read” list.

5 stars from me!”

She also sent me a nice note about her review, with the lovely news that she will also be reviewing The Golden Rule!

 

A Dime is a Sign Has a New Trailer!

I am so thrilled to share the lovely trailer for A Dime is a Sign, prepared for me by a friend…

 

A Dime is a Sign is available at amazon Amazon eBook  and Barnes and Noble bn.com

Thank you to Brynmor Productions for the Trailer http://www.brynmorproductions.com

 

Fun to See my “Manners Trilogy” Selling so Well

Manner-Man the Superhero

I’ve enjoyed seeing interest and sales, especially for Manner-Man which was written in response to my then 4-yr-old grandson’s request for a book about a Superhero.  Manner-Man is a Superhero who teaches children how to believe in themselves and to stand up for others. Manner-Man is a winner of 10 Awards, including the CLIPP Principals’ Award. The book was a direct follow-up to The Magic Word and Gimme-Jimmy, and uses the characters from both former books.

Please and Thank You

The Magic Word, winner of 5 Awards, encourages the use of “Please” and “Thank-You” in the life of a child, Elisabeth is a child whose selfishness has caused her to not have many friends… She learns how to share by being polite and thinking of others… Her Mom tells her, “I think you’ll find out you’ll be happier too, If you think more of others and less about you.”

 

How A Bully Learns to Share!

Gimme-Jimmy is about how a bully learns to share… and is also the winner of 5 Awards.  Jimmy is rude and says “Gimme” a lot, and his father warns him that his hand might enlarge every time he says the word. Jimmy discovers his “Polite Rule” as his hand shrinks back to normal. (It was also fun to write a story about a child and his father!)

 

All three books I consider my “Manners Trilogy”, and I am very pleased that they have become very popular –  which is especially encouraging in today’s world!  Kindness and thinking of others is a constant theme.

Many of the characters also have been included my other children’s books… Look for them in The Golden Rule too!!

Winner of 9 Awards

(All of my books have been Illustrated by Kalpart Illustrations… and published by SBPRA)

My other children’s books include Santa’s Birthday Gift, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!, My Little Angel, and poetry books A Penny for Your Thoughts and A Dime is a Sign.  All are available on amazon.com  and barnesandnoble.com  

5-Star Review for My Fingerpaint Masterpiece from Amanda Thrasher

Readers Favorite Gold Medal Childrens K-3 and also Illustrations Award!

What fun to be able to share my children’s books, first with children and later with grandchildren!  I was so delighted to receive this lovely review for My Fingerpaint Masterpiece from author and publisher Amanda Thrasher. She even shared a photo of her adorable granddaughter with me!

Here is her 5-Star Review:

“It’s plain to see My Fingerpaint Masterpiece is a beautifully illustrated picture book, narrated in the most delightful rhyming way! However, what I found while reading it to my granddaughter was the important gentle life lesson that was woven masterfully between the lines.
Many children, though they may love to express themselves with arts and crafts, can feel disappointed with one glance at the ‘masterpieces’ they’ve so carefully created. Frustrated, they set their work aside and hide their overwhelming feeling of disappointment as they compare their work to their classmates.
This book teaches children that art truly IS in the eyes of the beholder. It’s expressive and an expression of themselves, as they express their feelings, thoughts, or whatever they would like through the art that they create. Creativity via paint, materials, or words, should always be encouraged and can be a beautiful escape for children of all ages. I highly recommend this book.”

(And here is her adorable granddaughter!)

Amanda’s 4 yr old Grand

Amanda is the author of many award-winning children’s books including her Mushroom Patch Mischief series, plus her outstanding Y/A books The Greenlee Project, Bitter Betrayal and her most recent, Captain Fin.  (I think I may have become a Young Adult!!!)

Amanda is also the Chief Executive Officer at Progressive Rising Phoenix Press.