So pleased to discover this lovely review by Nancy Lorraine, Senior Reviewer, for My Little Angel in the the July 2017 Midwest Book Review!
“Midwest Book Review 2017
My Little Angel
Sherrill S. Cannon, author
Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Company
9781681819471, $12.00 paperback, http://sbprabooks.com/sherrillscannon
“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.
Thanks so much to the Midwest Book Review for reviewing all of my children’s books and sharing them with libraries everywhere!
Fun to find this from All-Author:
I am happy to report that over 500 of my eBooks have been donated to underprivileged school children around the world and are being used in classroom settings. They are part of a program to provide culturally relevant eBooks to children globally. Teachers get copies for the kids and Amazon donates Kindles for those kids. It is so gratifying to know that the teachers find my books to be written well enough to use in the classroom, and that so many of my children’s books are being shared! Manner-Man is a definite favorite! (Thank you to SBPRA for making this possible.)
I have placed another favorite book, The Magic Word, on Goodreads again as a giveaway. It is a favorite of many children!
Winner of 6 awards: Winner of the 2011 Readers Favorite Gold Medal, 2011 Pinnacle Achievement Award Winner, 2011 Global Finalist Award, 2012 Reader Views Second Place, 2012 International Book Awards Finalist, and 2012 Next Generation Indie Finalist.
Elisabeth needs to learn The Magic Word “Please”, and to use it every day. Please and Thank you are words that everyone needs to use!
At the back of the book, there is this extra verse, which I hope you will share with your children:
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!”
Thank you to all my friends, fans and family for helping me share my books!
This is Emma, who has had to fight not only Juvenile Myositis, but Leukemia!
Emma has an indomitable spirit and a contagious smile, although spending much of her young life at Duke Hospital and Ronald McDonald House! This is her comment about My Little Angel from her mother:
“She loved it. She has read it so much that she knows it by heart 🙂 she shows it off to everyone?!”
“Emma is the 9 year old daughter of Anthony and Ida Conley of Wise County, VA. Emma was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis at the age of 5 which is a rare autoimmune disease…18 months into treatment she was diagnosed with APML, a rare form of leukemia. She has undergone many chemotherapy treatments and lumbar punctures but has kept her faith and her smiles. She is a girly girl with high hopes and a bright spirit. She has a big heart and touches the lives of everyone she meets in some way.”
Please also remember my CureJM Fundraiser, to help children like Emma…
Please remember that everyone can help by getting great books for kids and grandkids (and their friends) and support CureJM – Juvenile Myositis, an incurable children’s disease – at the same time! Please visit the on-going CureJM Fundraiser at http://sbpra.com/curejm where 50% of the cost of my award-winning children’s books goes to the CureJM Foundation. The names of many JM kids are included in my newly released 2017 book, “My Little Angel”. Please help us find a cure for kids like Addie, Alyssa, Brookelyn, Cassie, Daisy, Dmitri, Eldon, Emma, Jaden, Kinser, Tristan, Zayden and all the other JM kids – and the many adults who also have this horrible disease!!!
I was looking through some amazon reviews and found the following wonderful review by Laura for My Fingerpaint Masterpiece!
This is such a delightful book.
A young girl does a fingerpainting and doesn’t get it done. On the way home from school, the wind tears it from her hands and it ends up mixed in with some other paintings at am art dealer’s store. She’s quite surprised when she sees her painting on display at the mall. People gather around it, each with a different idea of what it portrays.
I have some watercolor pictures that my son did as a little guy. They hang on the wall in my living room and many people see something different. There are even a couple where I see some different each time I look at them.
When the girl tries to explain to people that it’s not a real painting, just somethings he did in art class at school, they don’t believe her. No one wanted to look silly.
The book is told from the child’s perspective and it’s never explained whether it’s a boy or a girl. I guessed a girl and wrote my review as such. I like this clever idea. Boys and girls will connect with the character in their own way.
A cute little story with a sweet, funny ending. The illustrations are colorful and fun. And I bet your little ones will want to dip their fingers in paint and create their own masterpiece after reading this book.