Thank you again to Bethany Edwards, international school educator and literary specialist, for the lovely review of The Magic Word.
“A charming faith-based children’s book that illustrates a little girl being guided by her guardian angel, Angela.
Positive messages of kindness, patience, and a great work ethic are all modeled beautifully. I enjoyed the pacing of this book to walk through a typical day in the life of a child and all the positive choices she made when faced with a decision.
There are comprehension and reflection questions at the end of the book which can be used in a guided reading group, or at home to encourage reading aloud with your children.
For the whiney September 13, 2017
Have read this book a number of times. Havent seen an overall change in the whining but it did make her (my six year old) stop and think even if for a moment.
Thank you to my two Irish Kid Reviewers who shared so much with me!
Please read the entire Review which includes some wonderful video posts…
Here is the link: http://www.castleviewacademy.com/my-little-angel/
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!)
I was delighted to find this one for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, which I am now sharing:
“I received this book last week and I had wanted to get a review up before now but life gets in the way so here it is now. I thought this was a really cute book. I had my 9 yr old read it which he saw it was from the same author as Manner Man and he grabbed it immediately. He read it and when he was done I asked him if he had liked it. He said, “Not as much as Manner Man. But I’m gonna have to read it again to make sure.” Now that should be a review for you. He has to read it again to make sure he doesn’t like it as much as another book. I would say that’s a definite like. Now if only Ms. Cannon had one about tattle-telling.”
This was a verified review from an “amazon customer”, so I thank you if you are reading this!!!
And thank you to Gisela Hausmann for the suggestion!!
Thanks so much to Gisela Hausmann for her awesome 5-star review for Manner-Man!
“Manner-man” is a fabulous book. As I read the book I thought that it is much more needed than when I was a child. In the 21st century, bullying has become a societal problem. Many parents wonder how to cope with it and how to protect their children.
Of course, like everything in life, bullying starts small. A toy is taken away, somebody is getting punched…
In her book Sherrill S. Cannon’s protagonist is encouraged to find a “solution” how to deal with this problem himself.
Here is why Cannon’s “approach” is brilliant. Not only does her protagonist learn (1) to “stand up”, (2) encourage others, thereby also (3) empowering others, he also learns to call “Manner-Man.” (Manner-Man is a super hero – in a golden suit with a huge blue “M” for Manner-Man on his chest.)
Cleverly, Sherrill Cannon rolls many elements into one super hero concept:
• Manner-Man is a cool super hero who looks for helpers (like Batman had his Robin)
• Standing up is a virtue
• everybody is working on bettering their society
• Calling “Manner-Man’ is empowering as well as liberating.
In essence it’s a double-coolness factor story. The bad guys are just bullies. They don’t empower anybody and no super hero shows up to support them.
Perfect for at home and in the classroom!
Gisela Hausmann, author & blogger
PS: I also appreciated that Sherrill Cannon featured boy-bullies and girl-bullies. Sadly, we learn that both genders bully others. It’s time to put a stop to that.