I was so thrilled to receive the email with the news that My Little Angelis a winner in the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Awards, with an Honorable Mention in Children’s Picture Books 5 & Younger. This is my 50th Award, and a Milestone for me!!!
Royal Dragonfly Winner
Thank you to my wonderful illustrator and “teammate”, KJ of Kalpart Illustrations, and to my publisher, SBPRA, who have made this 50 Awards milestone possible for me! Cheers!!
I was thrilled to receive a request for review copies of My Little Angelfor the prestigious Cybils Awards.
“The Cybils Awards started by a small group of bloggers in 2006 as a grassroots project. Our mission has always been to help discover children’s and YA books which combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal and to bring those books to the attention of librarians, teachers, parents, and others who help to encourage reading in children and teens.”
I am so pleased that My Little Angel has qualified for this Award Competition, for I will now be able to submit copies to seven reviewers of children’s books throughout the United States and Canada – which hopefully will result ultimately in sharing my book with lots of children!!! Whether the book wins an award or not, this is a wonderful opportunity! I’ll be sure to keep you posted!!
My favorite children’s books are rhyming books, and Sherrill Cannon once again in “My Little Angel” has created a masterpiece. The story is uplifting, the illustrations are beautiful, and it’s one of those books where you feel good all over when you finish it. You want to linger on the words, the message, and read it again and again. The story is biblical, where the young girl has an angel who protects her and helps her throughout the day. Prayer, self-worth, kindness, gratitude, and love are recurring themes and make this a wonderful book to share and read to young children. “My Little Angel” is a great addition to children’s literature and I’m sure it will win many awards in the years to come.
Nice to be a included in the Testimonials for the Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice Awards…
“I have entered the Reader Views Literary Awards Reviewer’s Choice program each year since I discovered the program in 2012 when The Magic Word won a 2nd place award. This has been followed each consecutive year with Gimme-Jimmy a 2013 HM, Manner-Man a 2014 Gold, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece a 2015 HM, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! a 2016 HM, and The Golden Rule a 2017 2nd place. I hope that My Little Angel will do as well! The Awards themselves are great for marketing, but the way that this Awards Program is especially meaningful is that they use children to review the books. A child reviewer is very unique, since they evaluate the book’s appeal to actual children…the readers!! Reader Views also provides excellent marketing services in addition to their Awards Program.”
It includes the excited opening of the book in the package – and a wonderful reading of the entire book by little Kallista (such a great reader!) Both Kallista and big brother Tristan then give their reviews. (I am happy to report that they both loved it!)
You know we LOVE the books authored by Sherrill S. Cannon, and we’ve been honoured to have been able to share each of them with you. Today we’re bringing you her most recent picture book, My Little Angel; a book for children to learn about paying attention to their inner voice…you know, that little one in your ear telling you to to be good, even when it’s difficult.
In addition to being a fantastic book, this particular book is very special to our family…find out why at the end of this post…
Angela, the starring character of My Little Angel, sits on the shoulder of the narrator (who is unnamed) during the course of a day and keeps her safe from morning to night. Angela smiles as teeth are brushed and as Mom blows a kiss as they go out the door to school.
Angela keeps her character safe on the way to school and makes sure she crosses the roads without harm. Angela’s there to help remind her character to do the best she can throughout the day by being polite and doing good deeds when she can.
Angela is there so she never has to be lonely, even when alone, and she has Angela to comfort her when she’s upset or sad.
My Little Angel is all about learning to listen to that little voice in your mind that is telling you to be true to you; be kind and considerate, be helpful and thoughtful, be the best you you can be! Behave in ways that will make you proud and confident without being hurtful to others.
Kallista wanted to surprise you and do a little reading of My Little Angel:
The message in this book is beautifully written in Sherrill’s rhyming prose that helps young readers remember the words and the message. One of the many things we love about each of Sherrill’s books is that they all promote and encourage positive behaviour.
Kalpart has once again done the illustrations and children will be able to pick out the returning characters and book covers from previous books; can you spot them all? And at the back of the book, Sherrill asks some fun questions for children while at the same time reminding them of ways to be safe.
Have a read through Sherrill’s Website and you’ll find that many of the characters in her books are based on real children; can you find them?
Speaking of the back of the book….of course we must share the big surprise Tristan and Kallista had when they first received their copy…their names are in it as official Kid Reviewers! How wonderful for them to see that their opinions are so important! Reading is a big part of their lives (they take flashlights to bed to read and often set alarms on the weekends to get up early to read special books – seriously!) Books such as Sherrill’s will inspire a generation of children to enjoy reading while being encouraged to think of others and behave according to The Golden Rule.
Additional thanks go to Sherrill for including me in her acknowledgements as well; little does she know how much it means for all of us to be given such honour!
Speaking of honours, Sherrill has won an incredible 48 awards for her 9 books (and still counting)! That is an outstanding achievement! So you know when you read one of Sherrill’s picture books, you can expect, and will receive a quality story with a good moral as well.