So pleased to discover this lovely review by Nancy Lorraine, Senior Reviewer, for My Little Angel in the the July 2017 Midwest Book Review!
“Midwest Book Review 2017
My Little Angel
Sherrill S. Cannon, author
Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Company
9781681819471, $12.00 paperback, http://sbprabooks.com/sherrillscannon
“My Little Angel” is a lovely narrative verse story about a little girl’s miniature guardian angel, named Angela, who guides her safely through all the activities of her day.
Angela reminds the girl to buckle her seat belt, to be courteous and kind to others, and to do good deeds that help strengthen the spirit as well as the mind. Angela helps keep the girl safe and sound all day and all night too. She helps her to be careful and follow rules when crossing the street, and to remember to share when she plays with others.
Angela lets the child know that she is always loved, and although she may feel lonely sometimes, she is never alone. After a day of pleasant activities with Angela’s guidance and continued presence, the girl goes to bed feeling safe and loved, whispering prayers for loved pets and family: “She’s my little angel, sent from above /To tell me God cares for me, shows me His love. / When I close my eyes after prayers have been said/ Angela sleeps on the top of my head.”
Cheery colored illustrations and special notes from Sherrill help young readers connect to the story’s message.
A beautiful successor to the eight previous children’s books in this series, “My Little Angel” is a treasure for young readers age 5 and up.
Thanks so much to the Midwest Book Review for reviewing all of my children’s books and sharing them with libraries everywhere!
Fun to find this from All-Author:
I am happy to report that over 500 of my eBooks have been donated to underprivileged school children around the world and are being used in classroom settings. They are part of a program to provide culturally relevant eBooks to children globally. Teachers get copies for the kids and Amazon donates Kindles for those kids. It is so gratifying to know that the teachers find my books to be written well enough to use in the classroom, and that so many of my children’s books are being shared! Manner-Man is a definite favorite! (Thank you to SBPRA for making this possible.)
I have placed another favorite book, The Magic Word, on Goodreads again as a giveaway. It is a favorite of many children!
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!
At the back of the book, there is this extra verse, which I hope you will share with your children:
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!”
Thank you to all my friends, fans and family for helping me share my books!
I’m happy to share the article In the New Hope News by Lisa DeAngelis
The article reads:
“Mother of four, grandmother of ten, and a former teacher, Sherrill S. Cannon knows how to entertain children while engaging adults at the same time. Following publication of her first book in 2009, Sherrill went on to write eight more children’s stories that have garnered 47 Awards. Inspiration for her first book came when one of her granddaughters, after hearing the Christmas story, asked, “But where’s Santa?”
Santa’s Birthday Gift answered that question, and solved an ongoing dilemma for many parents: How to tie two holiday traditions together into one inspirational tale. Sherrill’s first book did just that by relating the story of Santa’s trip to Bethlehem on that first Christmas and his promise to bring gifts to good boys and girls every year after.
The holiday book was followed by Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, a tale of “a very small rabbit who did nothing but whine.” Sherrill tried to show children that no one likes being around a whiner and that there are more positive ways to make requests. She succeeded because the book was an Award Finalist for USA Book News.
Then came The Magic Word, recipient of the 2011 Readers Favorite Award, a story about Elisabeth Keys, who “never said thank you, excuse me or please.” Elisabeth pays the price for her rudeness when “no one wants to come to her birthday party.”
Gimme-Jimmy, Indie Excellence Finalist, echoes the story of Pinnochio. In this case, the greedy little bully finds that his hand grows larger every time he says the word “Gimme.” When Jimmy finally learns to treat others with respect, he finds his hand shrinking back to normal size. In the end, he shares what he has learned with his friends by writing down “Jimmy’s New Polite Rule: To try to treat others as I’d like to be, To try to see things the way others might see, To try to be helpful, and do what is right, And to try at all times to be very polite!”
Manner-Man, the Readers Views Choice Award of 2014, tells the story of a superhero whose mission is to help control bullies. He advises children about the harm that can be done by “hitting with words,” and he advises that if someone starts pushing, just shout out “not nice!”
My Fingerprint Masterpiece, a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award winner, is about a child who makes a finger painting in school, loses it on the way home, only to find it hailed as “Outstanding!” at a professional art exhibition. Sherrill’s aim here was to show that beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. Far from being pleased, the young artist merely feels misunderstood and prefers his artwork back at home hanging on the family fridge where it rightfully belongs.
Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! introduces young readers to basic computer terms and won The President’s Book Award in 2015.
The Golden Rule posits a question most dear to Sherrill’s heart, “What if you treated others the way you’d like to be treated? What if everyone did that? What kind of world could there be?” This volume won, in addition to other awards, both the Mom’s Choice Award and the Children’s Literary Classics Book Award.
Sherrill’s most recent book, My Little Angel, describes Angela, a tiny angel who is always there full of wise and comforting advice: “She helps me decide when to follow my heart, Or when letting my head take control would be smart.” Angela also gives more practical tips: “She reminds me to always stay close to my mother, And never to wander away with another.”
In addition to her books, all available on Amazon and BN.com, Sherrill is the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children. She has been called “an absolute master of rhyming” by Mother Daughter Book Reviews and a “modern-day Dr. Seuss” by GMTA Review. Nowadays, she spends her time travelling the country with her husband in their RV, sharing her books along the way and spreading her message: Let’s be kind to one another.”
I was looking through some amazon reviews and found the following wonderful review by Laura for My Fingerpaint Masterpiece!
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.