Category Archives: Fingerpaint

Northampton Library Author Expo – Nov. 10th – 2-4 p.m.

New Poetry Books as well as my Children’s Books

Anyone who lives in or near Richboro, PA in Northampton Township, please come join me and other local authors at the Northampton Library Author Expo on Saturday, November 10th from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

I will have both my newest books of poetry there – A Penny for Your Thoughts (already a winner of 10 awards) and A Dime is a Sign – as well as my nine award winning children’s books!  Stock up for the Holidays!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Library of Northampton Township

25 Upper Holland Rd

Richboro, PA 18954

 

 

 

 

“This is the most refreshing, coolest kids’ book I‘ve read in a while.”

Gisela Hausmann rated a book it was amazing
What fun to find on Goodreads!!  Thank you to the “Review Guru” for this awesome review!!
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“Now, this book offers a completely new idea.

“Just fingerpaint something you see in your head.”
That’s how this adventure starts.
The storyteller explains that he or she is trying to paint their dog but somehow things don’t work out perfectly. Class ends and the story tellers takes the picture home. Alas, a windstorm grabs a hold of it and blows the picture in a collection of art work for an art dealer.

Much to the storyteller’s surprise his or her picture gets exhibited at the mall with many pictures. All of them competing for a blue ribbon, the first prize
“… to become an artist of great renown, and to be famous and honored throughout the town…”

No spoilers who wins the contest and what’s going to happen from this reviewer but I’d love to share what I find outstanding about this book.

Throughout the book the storyteller shares his or her opinions. Though typically, children and young people are often portrayed as “going along with everything” and “behaving properly” etc… this story teller has his or her own opinions.
“… one looked at it side-ways, and one upside down!
I don’t think they really knew what it was…”

And, just like the “innocent but clever child” in the “Emperor’s New Clothes” this storyteller is sharing his or her opinions. With refreshing honesty!!! Even I who I have read thousands of books – laughed.

Author Sherrill Cannon penned a winner. This is the most refreshing, coolest kids’ book I‘ve read in a while.”

5 stars, Gisela Hausmann, author & blogger

Fun to Find my Children’s Books at Walmart.com

A friend and fellow author mentioned that she had discovered her children’s book on the Walmart.com site.  I thought I’d go take a look!

Walmart.com

No whining at Walmart!

Please look – Great Price!

R U a Good Listener?

Gimme-Jimmy - A Bully Learns to Share

Please check out Karen Scheuer’s book, A Bug and a Wish while you’re there!

5-Star Review for My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

I was looking through some amazon reviews and found the following wonderful review by Laura for My Fingerpaint Masterpiece!

Painted a smile on my face April 5, 2017

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.

I own a copy of this book. My review is voluntarily given.”
I was thrilled that she captured the essence of the book in such a delightful way!  Do you have an artist in your house???

Note from my Irish Kid Reviewers

Worth 1000 Words!!!

Worth 1000 Words!!!

As most of you know, my newest book, My Little Angel, will be released soon, and I have contacted many of my Kid Reviewers to request another review!  I was delighted to get this response from Crystal of CastleviewAcademy.com confirming Tristan and Kallista are looking forward to another review!

“You must have heard me tell the children earlier today that I had an email from you that need a reply 😉 Or maybe it was Kallista splashing some milk in her eyes and Tristan saying she would cry a lake of sour tears like the Whimper Whineys….Time continues to fly by! We’re doing more hands-on school at the moment which is fun, but more time consuming – but worth it for the learning and the time together! Tomorrow we’ll do an art project together – Kallista always calls them fingerpaint masterpieces – no matter what the medium.

Yes, Tristan and Kallista will be thrilled and honoured to review your latest masterpiece!”

9 Awards, including Illustration Award for Kalpart!

9 Awards, including Illustration Award for Kalpart!

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My Fingerpaint Masterpiece is Truly a Masterpiece!

Another Holiday suggestion is My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, winner of nine awards including the Gold Medal K-3 Readers’ Favorite Award as well as a Readers’ Favorite Illustration Award.  My illustrator, Kalpart, is awesome!

9 Awards, including Illustration Award for Kalpart!

9 Awards, including Illustration Award for Kalpart!

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece deals with perspective, perception and self-esteem as a child fingerpaints artwork in class, and later discovers it as part of the town’s Art Contest. Have you ever looked at a multi-million dollar painting in a museum and thought that your kindergartener might have painted it?  This is part of the theme of this book, where the illustrations are all from the point of view of the child artist, whose identity is never revealed.  When giving book readings at the schools I always ask the children to vote on whether or not the child telling the story is a girl or a boy.  Not surprisingly, it’s usually split 50-50, according to the voters’ gender!

There are also hidden objects in the fingerpaint masterpiece itself, which the readers have fun discovering.  Here is a sample, although I’m not sure I got all of them.  This is the page showing the upside down “masterpiece”, outlining some of the secrets…

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Hidden Objects in the Fingerpaint Masterpiece

Hidden Objects in the Fingerpaint Masterpiece

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece was also a double Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Awards, as well as winning a National Indie Excellence Finalist Award, a Global eBook Bronze Medal, a Reviewer’s Choice H.M., a Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval and a Pinnacle Achievement Award.

The book is available on my website at http://sbpra.com/sherrillscannon

Also on amazon at amazon.com link

And Barnes and Noble at bn.com link

Another great 5-star review for My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

8 Awards, including Illustration Award for Kalpart!

8 Awards, including Illustration Award for Kalpart!

Thanks again to Miriam Ruff, of Bumbershoot, Inc., for the great 5-star review of My Fingerpaint Masterpiece!

Why are Grownups So Strange?,  5-stars

By

Miriam S. Ruff

This review is from: My Fingerpaint Masterpiece (Kindle Edition)

I certainly am no expert on painting, and I’m often at a loss as to what people “see” in something that looks like it was thrown together at random by someone who wasn’t really paying attention. That made this story of a young child’s art-project-turned-masterpiece very funny and quite endearing. It was also a great commentary on how puzzling the adult world can be for a child. Kudos to Cannon for telling it so beautifully from that child’s point of view.