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Lovely Review for A Penny for Your Thoughts

A Gold for Penny!

A lovely review from Diana Iozzia – Here is her “Thank You” Note:

Hi Sherrill,

Thank you so much for sending me a copy of your beautiful poetry. It reminded me of my lovely and my fiance’s grandmother. I cannot wait to share it with his grandmother, and it reminds me to maybe go visit my aunt and read to her memorial site one of these days.

I wholeheartedly loved it.

Thank you so much.

Here is her lovely review:

Sherrill Cannon’s poetry is beautiful, in the way that your grandmother’s voice sounded as she brushed your hair. I feel like I should be reading this book of poetry while sitting outside and breathing in morning air. I could see how lovely this book would be if read on a vacation in the countryside. This book reminds me of my aunt and her little kitchen with cute chair cushions and the nice decorations.

Mrs. Cannon’s writing is melodic and soothing, like a cup of tea with your favorite relative would be. I love Mrs. Cannon’s personification and metaphors. She often personifies things in nature, how they behave, how they hold meaning to her. I feel that if I wrote poetry, it would be something like this. There are many favorite poems in this collection, so bear with me. I really enjoyed reading these.

My favorite poems in this collection are:

“A Promise”, “A Sign” History”, “I Think of You”, “Proposal”, “The Box”, “To a Holly Tree”, “Thorns”, “Winter’s Nuptials”, “Autumn”, “Brief Meeting”, “Frozen Wasteland”, “Grandfather Clock”, “Flowers”, “My Tree”, “Peter Pan”, “Ready”, “Separation”, “The Fork”, “When Death Comes For Me”, “Winter Arrives”, “Winter Bride”, “Winter Storm”, “Winter”, “A Year”.

* I thank Sherrill deeply and wholeheartedly for sending me a copy of this book to read and review. *

Diana’s Blogsite is:  Bookwormbanter.blogspot.com

Awesome 5-Star Review for A Penny For Your Thoughts

A Gold for Penny!

Thank you so much to Poet Marta Moran Bishop for this lovely 5-star review for A Penny for Your Thoughts...

February 19, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
In years past, poetry was written and enjoyed by many, today there is the idea, including among some professors, (who I have heard say, they don’t understand poetry.) That insinuates that a good or great poem is something that is indecipherable to most.
I am not one of them, as with great poets, such as Maya Angelou, Robert Stevenson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, there is a story in the poems, a sense of place and emotion flowing through the verses. ‘A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS,’ by Sherrill S. Cannon is one such book.
It is rich in emotion, stories flow through the verses, and tales of love and loss are ripe within its pages. It is a glorious book that should be savored from start to finish and this reader feels that one would have to be devoid of life experience not to find many in this book that do not strike a cord deep inside of them.
Ms. Cannon’s poetry takes on the issues of grief, dying, being the object of idolatry, as, in her poem Pedestal, love, loss, and letting go. A magnificent journey through life.
A few of those that struck a deep chord in me was ‘Pedestals,’ That tells us
the tale of someone who is stuck upon a pedestal and cannot become truly human for fear of losing their love. ‘The Real Me,’ that speaks of the little part of oneself that is seldom if ever shown to anyone. ‘To See The Future,’ shows us all that we might lose if we could see the future. For we would no longer be living in the present, the joy, sorrow, love, grief, beauty, and glory of life would be forever shaded with the knowledge of what’s to come. ‘Does Memory Last,’ a question each of us may ponder, when we lose a loved one or are facing death. ‘Old Woman,’ is a poignant look at the young woman that exists in all, under the veil of wrinkles and aging.
There were so many poems in this book that touched cords deeply within me, as to bring smiles to my lips, joy to my heart, thoughtfulness to my mind and grief inside of me.
A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS is an astoundingly, wonderous trip through the thoughts, life, and emotions we all go through in life.
In the pages of this book, everyone will find something that will help them grow or understand themselves better. I highly recommend it.

Happy Almost Valentine’s Day… Books make Great Gifts!

A Gold for Penny! 2 awards

Happy Almost Valentine’s Day… (Books make a wonderful gift…)

 

Another 5-Star Review for A Penny for Your Thoughts

A Gold for Penny! 2 awards

I love surprises!  How nice to find this lovely 5-star verified purchase review for A Penny for Your Thoughts on amazon…

February 7, 2018

Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
“Ms. Cannon’s entry into poetry is exquisite in feeling and in
its delivery with the voice from its words. It is a poetry book that should be gifted this Valentine Day to everyone with whom you want to share the heartfelt thoughts from the multi-talented award winning author of children’s books. Poetry guided the author to help counsel troubled teens throughout her teaching career. This lovely book includes verse from various forms of poetry and delivers a warmth from the depths of winter in one of the verses. The poems are lovely and giving from the heart. Read the poems and feel the emotions of love, hope, joyful memories and human experience. This is a book of poetry to experience.”
Happy Valentine’s Day to all…from a Valentine!
(I love having a Valentine birthday!!)

Midwest Book Review for My Little Angel

My Little Angel – 4 Awards

My Little Angel also received a lovely review from Lorraine of the Midwest Book Review…

My Little Angel
Sherrill S. Cannon, author
Kalpart, illustrations
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.” ..Lorraine – Midwest Book Review – 2017

Another 5-Star Review for My Little Angel

My Little Angel – 5 Stars!

Thank you to Ann (Ana) Morris for the lovely 5-star Review for My Little Angel.  It is so heartwarming to have other authors appreciate and review my children’s books.

5 Star review for “My Little Angel”, by Sherrill S. Cannon

Charming and Wise
By Ann (Ana) Morris on February 6, 2018

This is a charming story about a young girl with her own angel who stays with her through the day and night. Angela (the angel’s name) provides entertainment, guidance, safety reminders, and confidence to follow the guidelines her loving parents have taught her. It is a charming story with colorful and expressive illustrations.

An additional touch that provoked my curiosity was seeking out the book covers of Sherrill’s other books in the story. Very clever! I enjoy Sherrill’s wholesome and guiding stories.

Ann (Ana) Morris is an author of bilingual children’s books… Please check them out on amazon!

Lovely 5-Star Review for My Little Angel from a Top Amazon Reviewer

My Little Angel – 5 Stars!

Thank you Gisela Hausmann for the Lovely 5-Star Review for My Little Angel

a great concept

January 28, 2018

“My Little Angel” is a very cool children’s book, and because it is not religious has a much broader appeal: the Little Angel is a kind of a “mini advisor” who encourages children to do the right thing, and praises them in an affirming way. Children can learn that they don’t have to rely on mom’s or dad’s praise but that their “imaginary advisor” supports them.

I like that, a lot. Let’s face it, these days moms and dads are busy hence it can only help to have an imaginary supporter.

Author Sherrill Cannon mentions all the do’s and don’ts, including my favorite:

“…When I ride in cars, I sit in the back, And Angela fastens my belt with a clack…”

That’s just a perfect way to put it because the wording encourages children to “be grown-ups” and do what angels do.

Adorable illustrations!

5 stars, Grandma Gisela Hausmann