Category Archives: Consideration for Others

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.

 

Fun to Find Sales Up for The Golden Rule

Winner of 9 Awards

It has been gratifying to discover that sales continue to climb for The Golden Rule, since its message is to think of others and be nice!  “Treat others the way you’d like to be treated”

Suggestions include “Pay it forward”, and “…thinking of others is also a part of that rule, which means thinking with head and with heart”.

I also love this beautiful meme prepared by Children’s Literary Classics:  These are all contained in the pages of this beautifully illustrated book, multi-award-winning book (thank you Kalpart Illustrations).

“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

A Penny for Your Thoughts is a Winner and My Little Angel is an Official Selection in the New Apple Literary Awards

A Dozen Awards for Penny

The New Apple Literary Awards have been officially posted, and I am happy to share the announcement for A Penny for Your Thoughts which was the Sole Medal Winner in Poetry, and my wonderful Illustrator Kalpart, has been kind enough to update the cover (again.)

The link to this announcement:

New Apple Sole Medal Winner in Poetry

 

 

Official Selection in New Apple Literary Awards

My Little Angel was an Official Selection in Children’s Picture Books.

The link to this announcement:

My Little Angel – Children’s

Thank you to Kalpart for illustrating all of my books!

Thank you to the New Apple Literary Awards for these honors!!

Lovely Note from Midwest Book Review

I received this lovely note from James Cox, Editor-in-Chief of the Midwest Book Review about A Dime is a Sign;

Dear Sherrill Cannon:
I’m very pleased to announce that the March 2019 issue of our online book review magazine “Reviewer’s Bookwatch” features a review of “A Dime is a Sign”.
Here is the review:
Reviewer’s Bookwatch: March 2019
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review
278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI 53575
Reviewer’s Choice
A Dime is a Sign
Sherrill S. Cannon
SBPRA
9781949483208, $13.50 PB, $4.99 Kindle, 183pp, www.amazon.com
Susan Violante, Reviewer
Reader Views
“A Dime is a Sign” by Sherrill S. Cannon is another keeper! The book is a collection of eclectic poetry formats all focusing on putting ‘Feelings Into Words’ as noted by the subtitle. There is something special about Sherrill’s poetry that takes the reader out of their regular day and into an inward journey that heals old feelings from their past. This book contains poems about love and loss, organized into three sections: Love and Friendship, Of Related Emotions, and Of Heartache and Anguish. These parts represent the tossing of a dime (Heads, spinning, and tails).
I loved the metaphor as I chose poems to read and decided to toss the coin, sometimes by spinning the pages to see which poem I got. This made the read fun and thought provoking as again and again I would get poems that connected with my current mood or situation! For example, I was working on a small speech for my daughter’s upcoming wedding, and the landing page was on ‘Love is Love’ which embodied the message I wanted to convey to the bride and groom…so I made it a part of my speech and will read it citing the book and author of course, during the toast or even the ceremony.
It is hard, as usual with Cannon’s poems, to pick a favorite but the one below is one that stands out as the contrast of simplicity and depth, hand in hand with words and feelings, is evident immediately:
A Poem
You sent me a poem
(I think it was you)
Describing a moment
That I never knew…
A tentative feeling
Of love in the air
Portrayed with an image
Of quiet despair
As the portentous moment
Revealing love’s joys
Was disrupted by sounds
Of a motorbike’s noise…
And the now broken moment
Reduced to a page
Of unrevealed passion
That never could age…’
“A Dime is a Sign” by Sherrill S. Cannon is a collection of feelings straight from the author’s heart that will touch all readers. I recommend it to all poetry lovers, but especially recommend it to anyone searching for the words behind their feelings, words that describe unforgettable lived moments and words to heal hearts. A Five-Star collection to keep!
Additionally, this review will be archived on our Midwest Book Review website for the next five years at http://www.midwestbookreview.com
I look forward to your next title!
James A. Cox
Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review
278 Orchard Drive
Oregon, WI, 53575, USA