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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

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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.

Fun to Find on amazon.com’s Award Winning Books

8 Awards, including  Illustration Award for Kalpart!

8 Awards, including Illustration Award for Kalpart!

5 results for Books : Children’s Books : Growing Up & Facts of Life : Friendship, Social Skills & School Life : Tolerance :

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See Art with Your Heart! My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

8 Awards, including Illustration Award for Kalpart!

8 Awards, including Illustration Award for Kalpart!

A friend reminded me about how much her children enjoy My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, so I thought I’d remind all of you!  The book is a 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner Children’s K-3, as well as winner of the Illustration Award!

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Gold Medal Children's K-3

Gold Medal Children’s K-3

 

Readers\’ Favorite Book Contest Award WinnerReaders\’ Favorite Illustration Contest Award Winner

Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers’ Favorite

Illustration Award

Illustration Award

“Beauty certainly is in the eye of the beholder and nothing illustrates that truth better than My Fingerpaint Masterpiece written by Sherrill S. Cannon and illustrated by Kalpart. When a child is interrupted from a fingerpainting of his dog while at school, it is the start of a chain of events that leads one to wonder exactly how people determine what art becomes a masterpiece. On the way home, the child’s painting is blown out of his hands and lands in an art shop. It is then accidentally entered into an art contest and after the judges turn it in every direction, they decide that it is the winning entry. Disgusted with the outcome and the way that everyone is attempting to discover the deep meaning of his painting, the child tries to get everyone’s attention, but no one will believe him.

Sherrill S. Cannon and Kalpart have created a delightful story that actually gets right to the heart of what I think about some of the “masterpieces” that I have seen. My Fingerpaint Masterpiece expresses a truth about abstract art that few would ever admit. Splash several different colors on a canvas and anyone who is an “official critic” with enough imagination to make it into something will determine that it is a masterpiece. The colorful interpretation of the story by the illustrator of this story far exceeds many of the “masterpieces” in the modern art world in my opinion. Funny, colorful and brilliant, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece will put a satisfied smile on your face as you consider how silly some people can be about art.”

Introducing Cassie, my Teen Jr. Reviewer!!

cassiePlease meet Cassie, my Teen Jr. Reviewer, who has reviewed my last three books. She was also in one of the illustrations in My Fingerpaint Masterpiece as a teenager spectator.

Since her niece is a 5-yr-old, she is able to read to her as well…so I get the benefit of the opinions of both age levels! (Fortunately, they both agree!!)

“Hi Sherrill – This is my review:

The Golden Rule by Sherrill S. Cannon is a great book that teaches kids to treat others how they would like to be treated. It has a lot of great points for kids to learn. I thought that it was cool how Sherrill made it sound like a game, the way she had kids searching for the ruler and then they realized it was the “Golden Rule”. It’s an all around cool book for kids of all ages to enjoy. Any age can get valuable lessons from this book and run with it! Sherrill, I loved reading the book, and keep up the awesome books!!!!”

Thanks, Cassie

Thanks, Cassie

Not only is Cassie another of my Cure JM kids, requiring monthly medical infusions, but she also suffers from Juvenile Arthritis, and has hearing loss in one of her ears. In spite of all of this, she has a wonderfully positive and inspirational attitude.

 

Two Fans

Two Fans

She was also recently part of the Texas Jr Miss pageant, and is a spokesperson for the Imbullyfree organization.

Imbullyfree Spokesperson

Imbullyfree Spokesperson

Cassandra is truly beautiful, inside and out!!  

Thanks so much, Cassie for endorsing my books.