Category Archives: Emotions

What is The Magic Word?

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!   ISBN 978-1-60976-909-3   – $12.50

 

Summertime is a good time for kids to be reading fun books, especially if they help teach some valuable lessons at the same time!  No, the magic word is not abracadabra.  The magic word which works best is PLEASE!!  Rude little Elisabeth learns that saying “Please” and “Thank You” work their magic when making friendships as well…

My daughter, a kindergarten teacher, loves this book.  She informed me that after reading the book with her class, the children were taking great delight in using the phrase, “What is the magic word?” in their relationships with other students!

Previous 5-Star Review for The Magic Word:  “Elizabeth discovers she has no friends when no one wants to come to her birthday party.  Elizabeth does not understand why she has no friends until she talks to her mom.  Mom suggests Elizabeth learn to be more considerate of her classmates and teacher, and to learn to use the magic words “thank you” and “please.”

The Magic Word gently teaches children two important life skills: how to make friends and manners.  Ms. Cannon writes in rhyme that is simply and easy to follow.  Kids will love learning how to treat others kindly while reading this story.  It is also a good read-aloud-story, perfect for pre-school and kindergarten classes.  The illustrator has given the child characters wonderful expressions that are easy to understand.  They are drawn in soft pastels.  This short, 25-page book, delivers on every level.  Written in one of the most difficult manners, poetry, the story is pleasant, the message clear and the illustrations fantastic.”

There is also a short poem at the conclusion of the story, which I will share here:

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!”

This book is the first in what I consider my “Manners Trilogy”…  I will share Gimme-Jimmy and Manner-Man in following posts…  Enjoy!!!  ( Available on amazon and bn.com)

David’s ADHD is a Finalist in the FAPA Book Awards

FAPA Finalist

I just received the exciting notification that David’s ADHD is a Finalist in the FAPA Book Awards  (Florida Authors and Publishers Association)

The annual lovely Awards Banquet will not be held this year because of Covid19, but the results will be released soon.  (Stay tuned!)

I am so pleased that this book has been so well received, and hope that it will help many children, classmates, teachers and parents cope with this now manageable problem.

Change ADHD to All Day/ Happy Day!

Lovely Surprise Review for A Dime is a Sign from Crystal View Academy

I was so delighted to discover this lovely international review of my poetry book, A Dime is a Sign, posted by reviewer and Irish friend, Crystal McClean…

A Dime is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss

A wee while ago Sherrill S. Cannon published her second book of poetry, A Dime is a Sign, as a companion to A Penny For Your Thoughts. It’s an empathetical book (not an autobiography), but the way she puts her “Feelings Into Words” (the byline of the book), you can imagine yourself in the emotional roller coaster of love.

A Dime is a Sign Reviewed by Castle View Academy

I was very touched by Sherrill including me in her list of “special mention and many memories” section of her Thank You page, it really means a lot to me, to have ‘met’ Sherrill not long after I first began blogging and have formed a friendship with her, which isn’t something that happens often. Thank you, Sherrill, for almost a decade of friendship!

Sherrill has been writing mainly children’s books over the past decade, but now has 2 adult poetry books under her belt, along with (at last count) 85 awards for her books – wow! That is definitely an accomplishment not many writers receive, and is a testament to her skills.

A Dime is a Sign is divided into three main topics:

A Dime is a Sign is a collection of over 150 poems within the themes of

  • HEADS…Of Love And Friendship
  • SPINNING – Of Related Emotions
  • TAILS…of Heartache and Anguish

Here’s a sample of the poetry, the piece upon which the name of the book was based:

A Dime is a Sign Through Time

If you find a dime,

You will know that I’m

Sending thoughts of love

Through the veil of time.

Ten cents with a silver shine,

A sense sent you to help remind

That someone who left you behind

Is always living in your mind.

Sending love and vibes,

Felt as psychic sighs…

The ones that you miss,

Send you a kiss…

Sherrill S. Cannon

In her children’s books, Sherrill is well known for her rhyming prose, but in her poetry, much of it does rhyme, but there are other forms as well. And like love, some poems are short and sweet, while others are longer and more complex.

Forever by Sherrill S Cannon

I found that sometimes I would simply sit and read a poem or two during the day, and at other times I would read several in the evening before falling asleep to relax and quieten my brain while waiting for slumber to find me.

Most of the poems are written in the first person so it’s easy to put yourself in the soul of the poem and many of them will have your own memories brought back into the present. Happy memories, as well as some that would better be forgotten, but are still a part of you.

If you enjoy the poetry of love, I’d encourage you to purchase A Dime Is A Sign, sit back, and enjoy the melancholy of the past and the hope of the future while living for the love of today.

If you’re interested in purchasing  A Dime IS A Sign , it’s available through:

  • Amazon
  • Great bookstores near you

Don’t forget to have a look into Sherrill’s other books:

Poetry books:

Children’s books:

If you like what you see, you can find out more about Sherrill on her webpage, follow her on Facebook or Twitter, or learn more about raising money for the JM Foundation.

Thanks for the 80th Birthday Wishes!

80th Valentine Birthday

Thank you to so many of you who sent me birthday wishes yesterday (Valentine’s Day)…

80 is a huge milestone, and it was wonderful to get so many lovely comments and to be remembered by so many …

I decided to share the Birthday Poem I sent to my family…since many of you have become like family over the years..

 

My 80th Birthday Poem:

Valentine’s Day 2020

Today I get to say I am
An official octogenarian.
I also am a Valentine
And Aquarius is also mine.

I start my day with happy heart,
Knowing that I’ll get to start
Another journey every day…
And 90’s just ten years away!

Thanks again to all of you!!!

Fun Message about David’s ADHD!

I love this photo a Mom sent to me today of her son who has ADHD…

Her comment was,

…”Thank you for the book! It was hard to get him to sit still without an iPad, as you can tell from his blurry hands, but we enjoyed your book!!

I hope many more children will read and enjoy this book, and learn more about coping with ADHD, understanding it – and making friends!

 

 

 

A Dime is a Sign Wins the Poetry Award in the Top Shelf Magazine Awards

What fun to find the announcement for the Top Shelf Magazine Awards and discover that A Dime is a Sign has won the award for Poetry!  This is the 10th award for A Dime is a Sign, and my overall 79th Award.

(This is fun, since I am 79!!)

Fun at the Florida Book Fair 2019

Thank you to Dr. Valerie Allen who shared some of these photos of my books exhibited at the Florida Book Fair over the weekend…

She also shared several others, especially this Christmas favorite:

Santa’s Gift to Jesus

Poetry was also available…

A Dime is a Sign through Time

I love to share my books with others…  Please help me share them!!!

A Dime is a Sign Has Won 9th Award – An Honorable Mention for Poetry in the 2019 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards

At Thanksgiving time I am giving thanks for the announcement that A Dime is A Sign has won an Honorable Mention for Poetry in the 2019 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards!  This is the 9th Award for this volume of poetry which is a companion book to A Penny for Your Thoughts.  This contest, sponsored by Story Monsters Inc, is a popular one and I am thrilled to be a recipient again this year.

This is my 77th award overall…

Happy Thanksgiving to All…!

Christmas Gifts of Love

Give your loved ones some poetry of loveLove was born at Christmas!

The Spirit of Christmas

Santa’s the spirit of Christmas,

The longing to give in your heart,

The wanting to make others happy,

As God gave us love at the start.

 

For God’s love was born at Christmas,

All wrapped in a small holy Boy.

So we want to give on His birthday,

To share all our love and our joy.

 

You’re never too old to love Santa,

Just open your heart and believe…

That Santa brings gifts for Christ’s birthday,

And it’s better to give than receive.

                                                                              …Sherrill S. Cannon

 

 

 

A Dime is a Sign is a New Apple Summer Book Awards Poetry Official Selection

So happy to share the just released announcement of the New Apple Summer Book Awards.  A Dime is a Sign is the Official Selection in Poetry

Official Selection:
Official Selection

POETRY – OFFICIAL SELECTION

A Dime is a Sign 

by Sherrill S. Cannon

This is a compilation of poetry written through the years in an attempt to put feelings into words.  A dime is a sign through time.

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback
Publishing House: SBPRA
Author’s Social Media: https://facebook.com/pg/sherrillscannon/posts/
Author’s Website: sbprabooks.com/sherrillscannon
Available for purchase:
Amazon

 Link to New Apple Summer Books Awards…Poetry