Category Archives: Consideration for Others

Whining at Home? Read Your Child the Whine-Stopper

No More Whining!

A brief reminder of one of my best-selling books, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys!

Is social distancing affecting your children?  Is your child whining more than usual???

Here’s a fun way to stop that whining!!

Read Peter and the Whinper-Whineys to your child, using your normal voice for the story but WHINING every time Peter or the Whimper-Whineys are whining… Your child will get the message!!!

Tristan and Kallista love my books…

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys was a 2011 USA Best Books Finalist as well as a Bronze Medal Winner in the 2011 Readers Favorite Awards.  (This was the first year I started entering the Award Contests… Now my awards total 85… I’ve been very fortunate, and am very grateful…)

By the way, this story of Peter and the Whimper-Whineys is based on a story my mother told to me and my brother when we were little (a very long time ago!) and passed down to our children.  I audio-taped (see how long ago this was?) her telling the story, and then put it into rhyme (my favorite thing to do) – and eventually it was beautifully illustrated by Kalpart Illustrations (as are all my books) and published by SBPRA... Now, thousands of books later, the rest is history (and lots of whining has been stiopped)!!

David’s ADHD wins 2 Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards

So thrilled to discover that David’s ADHD won two awards in the Reader Views Reviewers’ Choice Literary Awards.

2nd Place in Early Readers (ages 6-8)

Specialty Award – The Barefoot Librarian Award – Winner selected by the Barefoot Librarian from the finalists in the early readers category.  Picture Books should be geared toward 6-8 year old readers.


Gold Medal Added to the Cover of David’s ADHD – Thank you to Kalpart, my Amazing Illustrator!!

So pleased to share this new addition to the David’s ADHD Cover!  Thank you KJ of Kalpart Illustrations.

My website has also been updated to add the new book and the lovely trailer prepared by Marta Moran Bishop for Brynmore Productions


Cute Note from Aly’s Mom – Please Donate to CureJM Foundation!

For many years I sponsored a Fundraiser for CureJM where 50% of the cost of my children’s books went to the CureJM Foundation.  During that time I met many special children, many of whom are mentioned in my earlier children’s books – and many of them are still corresponding with me today.

Aly was one of my special Kid Reviewers.  Here’s her review of The Golden Rule…

Today I received this lovely exchange from Aly’s Mom, which she assured me I could share.

CureJM has additional pressure now, with this Coronavirus threat, so if any of you could donate to the foundation it would help a lot!



Another Lovely 5-Star Review for David’s ADHD

Another lovely 5-star review has been added for David’s ADHD by a participant in the 2020 MCBD Event (Multicultural Book Day). This one is from Jocelyn, a parent of an 8-year old son with sensory issues:

5.0 out of 5 stars Informative but very child friendly! MCBD2020

Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2020

Format: Paperback

“I enjoyed reviewing this book for the MCBD2020 event! The author did an amazing job with storytelling and the rhyming pattern of this book! I read it to my 8 year old son who has sensory issues and he was able to point out some characteristics that he has, and relate them to David. This book can be read in a whole group setting or even one on one! I would highly recommend this book to provide clear, fun rhymes, and a real message to children and families impacted by ADHD.”

Thanks so much for sharing…



A New Review from an Multicultural Book Day Participant

What fun to discover another review on amazon from one of the participants in the 2020 MCBD Event (Multicultural Book Day)

Thank you to Caitlin, a Reading Specialist for this one:

5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Informative!

Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2020

Format: Paperback

This skillfully written text, told in a catchy rhythmic manner by award-winning author Sherrill S. Cannon, takes readers through a day-in-the-life of a boy who must learn about and manage his ADHD. It cleverly disguises itself as a story anyone would enjoy, while offering insight and information about the symptoms and management of ADHD in a way that is useful for children, parents, teachers, as well as medical professionals. As a reading specialist who works with many children who struggle with ADHD, I would recommend this book to anyone who knows or loves these special individuals!


Lovely New Review for David’s ADHD from The Book Excellence Awards

Lovely Review from the Book Excellence Awards

I am so pleased to share this wonderful Review from the Book Excellence Awards for David’s ADHD.  It truly captures the message the book is meant to convey, and I so hope it will be helpful not only to the kids coping with ADHD, but to their classmates, teachers, family and friends.


Book Review of David’s ADHD:
Sherrill Cannon has done it again! David’s ADHD is a timely and valuable resource about a young boy named David who learns to cope with his hyperactive brain while developing strategies to calm and soothe his ADHD. With vivid, eye-catching illustrations, the book crafts a wonderful story around an important topic; teaching tolerance, understanding and empathy. The book is an essential read with an important message and every home, classroom and library could benefit from it! – Review by the Book Excellence Awards

To me, this review is worth even more than an award… (although I am still hoping to get one!)  Thanks also to Kalpart for those “eye-catching illustrations”!