Category Archives: Kid Fans

Lovely Reaction from a Young Fan

Fun to get nice notes from friends who are sharing my children’s books.

“I lent all your children’s books to my sister for her 4 year old grandson and he loves them!  He is reading and teaching himself so he is really having a good time reading the books and looking for the characters.

Another success!”
One of the advantages of working with my awesome illustrator, Kalpart Illustrations, is that I have been able to use characters repeatedly in each of the different stories, resulting in a “classroom of kids” throughout the books.
It makes me smile when reading to a group of children when a student randomly exclaims “Look! There’s Gimme-Jimmy!” when that character appears in one of the illustrations.
Each book has a subliminal message of thinking of others, and children learn to treat others with respect and friendship and inclusion.  Each book includes characters of color and ethnicity as well, so that every child can find himself/herself in the book.
What a wonderful world this could be!!!


Bedtime Read Favorite – The Magic Word – Please Read!

Please Read

I love to get photos of kids enjoying my books… Here’s a young fan reading one of his favorites… Please do the same!!

One of my favorite reviews:

“This book has to be the best book to teach about how to treat others. My grandbaby, who I have custody of, was trying to be a bully and then we read Sherrill’s book to her. She loved this book and I believe that the message finally clicked in her little brain and she got it. Now, she wants this particular book read to her everyday. She has all of the books from Sherrill Cannon and she loves them all. My 15 year old loves them also. We all enjoy reading them, she is like the modern day Dr Seuss. Ashlyn, my grand daughter, would not sit down to listen to a full book before Sherrill’s books and now she loves books. Thank you Sherrill.”




Lovely Review of Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

So happy to share this lovely review of Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book sent to me from teenager Addie Christensen.

Addie grew up reading and sharing my books, and is now able to share them with younger family members and friends.



Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book is a great way to spend your spare time and is something you will cherish forever. It is unique and the opportunity to color each page helps reinforce the message. This book does not have to be colored by just children. Its beautiful photos and incredible message will leave anyone wanting to color. Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book is the perfect gift for you, your family, and your friends…. Reviewed by Addie Christensen


Thank You Note from Cecilia and Thomas

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

One of my favorite fans is Cecilia, who is 7 years old and refers to me as “the girl who writes books for me“…  She was delighted to receive a copy of my newest release, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book as well as a copy for her little brother, Thomas.  (It is difficult to “share” a coloring book!!)

I received this lovely thank-you note:




Fun to Find on the Reader Views Site!

Reader Views Featured

Nice to find on the Reader Views Site this morning!

Read the whining lines in your very best whining voice, and let your kids discover how annoying whining can be!

The newly released Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book is also available!

Lovely New Child Review for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

So delighted to share this Review by Lydia Dehning (age 6) for Reader Views Kids 7/2020

Because Peter and the Whimper-Whineys was published in 2010 – before I started entering many awards as a means of sharing my books with others – I entered the Reviewers Choice Awards at Reader Views for the Classics category for the 2021 Awards.  

I am delighted to share Lydia’s review with you…as well as her mother’s contribution!

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

Sherrill S. Cannon

Strategic Book Publishing (2010)

ISBN: 9781609115173

Reviewed by Lydia Dehning (age 6) for Reader Views Kids (7/2020)

“Peter and the Whimper-Whineys” by Sherrill S. Cannon is the story of a boy bunny who only whined and complained all day, every day. Peter’s mom tries to talk to him to make him be nicer, but when he keeps complaining and whining, he got sent to his room. His mom had told him that if he didn’t stop his whining, then the “Whimper-Whineys” would come for him and take him away with them. Peter was lying in bed thinking about what his mom had said, and then he found himself outside on a path. It’s not a good idea to be outside by yourself, especially when it’s dark, but Peter found himself outside of his room and was looking at a strange-looking man. The man was a Whimper-Whiney and was there to take Peter! Peter found out what it’s like with the Whimper-Whineys and how it’s not much fun. I hope that this experience has changed Peter and will make him nicer all of the time.

My mom says that I whine sometimes, but I’m glad that there aren’t really Whimper Whineys around. If you believe that they are real, then this book might be a little scary, but I thought it wasn’t and was fun to read. There are still too many words on the pages for me to read by myself, but with my mom reading it to me, it goes by fast. I like the pictures in the book because they show what’s going on in the story; there are dark pictures when Peter is out at night, and brighter ones when he’s doing things during the day. I think kids of any age will like this book because kids of all ages whine and complain.

Note from Mom: This is an amazing book to read to your kids – on many levels. Through appropriate illustrations and easy-to-read rhyming text, this can be used for manners. Peter observes what it looks like to be rude, loud, and obnoxious, which helps him to be able to change his own ways. This can be a great reminder for kids when they start acting unappreciative or selfish – they will remember the Whimper-Whineys, and what “could” happen to them if they don’t shape up. This story can be used by parents, teachers, and counselors – anyone with interaction with kids and those trying to remedy bad behaviors. I would recommend this book to everyone!”

Thanks so much to Lydia and her mother for such lovely reviews!

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

I’d also like to remind everyone that my newest release is the Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book!  It is exactly the same as the complete book, but the illustrations have been traced so that they are colorable!  I hope many of you will share your children’s creative interpretations with me…   It is now available online at  amazon and Barnes & Noble or through my website at and




Cover Reveal! Coloring Book! Peter and the Whimper-Whineys will soon be also available as a Coloring Book!

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

I’m delighted to reveal the cover of my soon to be released Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book!  Yes, the favorite of so many children (not to mention the parents who have appreciated a lot less whining) will soon be available for young artists to be able to color the illustrations their own way!

The story is the same…reminding youngsters of the perils of whining…but the opportunity to illustrate Peter’s nocturnal adventures will be available to all!  I am hoping many children will share their interpretations with me… I will post many of them on my website!!  (

No whining!!!  (Please)

PS – The actual book, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, beautifully illustrated by Kalpart, is also still available in soft cover as well as eBook on and

Please stay tuned for the Release Date!

Addie Reads Manner-Man on Addie’s Angels

Addie Loves My Books

How wonderful to tune in to Addie’s Angels podcast to hear Addie reading Manner-Man to her young viewers.

Addie reads Manner-Man

Many of you already “know” Addie, since she inspired my former Fundraiser for CureJM. She was diagnosed with Juvenile Myositis when she was about 3-years old.   I have delighted in watching her grow and shine…and now she is reading my books to her young followers on her Addie’s Angels blog site.

She is also one of the characters in several of my books, thanks to my wonderful illustrator – Kalpart – who illustrates all of my books and uses some of my special children and family members as characters in the books.  Addie is on a couple of covers (including Manner-Man) and also my newest book, David’s ADHD...

Thanks, Addie, for sharing!  I love you!!!

Fun to have David’s ADHD Featured on Reader Views Literary Awards

Fun to discover this post this morning!

This is the cute review of David’s ADHD by 5-yr old Lydia and her Mom

 David’s ADHD by Sherrill S. Cannon 

Reviewed by Lydia (Age 5) for Reader Views Kids (1/2020) 

“David’s ADHD” by Sherrill S. Cannon is about a little boy named David who has trouble focusing and paying attention at school. The beginning of the book describes what David does or doesn’t do because of his ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and it is neat how the other kids in his class are very understanding and do not get mad at him for no reason. 

The story tells how David’s parents figured out that there was something different about David because he would get mad easily with simple things like tying his shoes and drawing pictures. He would get mad and be mean to other kids and push them, which made other kids not want to play with him because he would hurt them. Eventually, David’s dad knew he wasn’t acting like normal and his parents took him to the doctor. The doctor did some tests and they found out there is a problem in his head. David has something wrong with him when he hears something, what he hears doesn’t go through his brain normally like it does for me. 

For some kids they will have to take medicine to help them to focus but for others they will be able to be okay with making lists and doing things in order all of the time. I liked this book because the other kids were nice to David. I also liked the pictures and how they told their part of the story by looking at them. I think that if I get to know someone with ADHD then I will be able to remember this story and know that they might not be able to help the way they are acting. I feel kind of bad for people with ADHD since it sounds like it’s hard to have, but the author made it sound like they have it under control. 

Note from Mom: From someone who has an interest in learning about mental disorders and anything that has to do with my child in the classroom, I enjoyed reading this to Lydia. I have been familiar with ADHD for many years now, but just in name – now I know more about the issue by reading my child this children’s book. I also enjoyed the pictures and the whole storyline. The words rhymed well, and everything flowed as it should. I am impressed with the list of accomplishments by Cannon from her past books – a good indicator that her future work will be just as good or better. 

(In addition to this Specialty Award, David’s ADHD also won a Silver Medal in the overall Children’s Picture Book category)