Category Archives: Kid Fans

Nice Thank You from the PPE School Library

Nice Thank You!!!  (Please and Thank You are the Magic Words!

Thank you author Sherrill S. Cannon for your generous donation of books. Some are part of my “Manner Trilogy Sub. Folder” and the others to the PPE School Library. Blessings and Gratitude! #LuzDelMes

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Question from a Fan of My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

Reading My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

I received the following comment, with a question from a young fan:

“I gave another of your books to my dear little friends Little Judy and her little brother Jack. When judy saw the book she said, oh we have others of those! And then she started reading to her brother. And I asked afterwards if she thought the artist was a boy or a girl and she thinks it’s a girl and I don’t think that it’s clear. But she showed me a picture that looks like somebody with longer hair than most boys wear their hair so we’re asking you to answer the question!”

Please Answer the Question?

My Answer (off the record, since whenever I ask this question at a school reading, the answer is consistently 50-50… The girls think it’s a girl, and the boys think it’s a boy…)

Here my answer for Little Judy:

She is correct, the hair is a little long, but at the time both boys & girls wore their hair at that length. And I almost didn’t use that illustration. But since the entire point of the book is seeing art from one’s own perspective, I am delighted whenever there is a discussion. For the record, I always thot he was a boy… ps. Off the record!

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”… (to use a famous quote…)

(Also, sometimes, the “Emperor’s New Clothes” approach to art… )

Fun Tidbit to Share

Just wanted to share my fun experience yesterday.  My neighbor’s grandchildren were visiting, and I had the chance to meet them.  Cecilia, age 6, has all my children’s books, thanks to her grandparents.  After I had gone back inside the house, my neighbor told me that her little brother, Thomas, asked Cecilia who I was.

She replied, “Oh that’s the girl who writes books for me!”

It still makes me laugh and my heart smile…

(For those who don’t know me, I am 79!)

 

Addie – My CureJM Inspiration

Addie is the little girl in the blue dress!

I was looking through some postings from 2012, and found this lovely tribute to Addie, my CureJM kid who was the basis for my CureJM Fundraiser.  Addie is now a thriving, beautiful teenager, still battling this disease but has it much more under control.  We are still looking for that cure!

Addie has also been a character in all of my subsequent children’s books, and was part of the Manner-Man cover…

New Fan of The Magic Word

An adorable sleepyhead fan of The Magic Word…

Ready for Bed…Enjoy (Please!)

Reminder from the back of the book:

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!”

So thank you to all of my fans who have sent me photos, and liked my page, and used my books as gifts… !

Special Flag Day Premiere of School Play “The Re-United States of America”

This Flag Day was the Premiere Performance of The Re-United States of America – by Sherrill S. Cannon and Kerry E. Gallagher

Happy Flag Day!

This our sixth joint production, five of which have been published by Lazy Bee Scripts and performed internationally in over 20 countries including the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

The play is for elementary school 4th grade students who are learning about the United States and their Capitals. It was wonderful to perform it for the first time on Flag Day!

It’s also very meaningful to collaborate with my daughter – writing together such a special play, performed on such a special day!  There is another performance for the parents tonight…