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New Feathered Quill Review for The Golden Rule Coloring Book

Award-winning author Sherrill S. Cannon allows young readers to color their own story in The Golden Rule Coloring Book, the accompaniment to her best-selling children’s story The Golden Rule. This story asks a very simple question: what kind of world would we live in if everyone treated others the way they’d like to be treated?

Cannon’s story begins as Robert and his sister, Kait, search for an important golden ruler. They hunt all over their school without success. Kait realizes that perhaps this golden ruler they are seeking is not the kind of ruler that you use to measure things, but rather a rule that you live by. They come to recognize that the rule they are trying to find is instead The Golden Rule, which declares we should treat others the way we would like to be treated.

The author offers numerous examples of situations in which kids might find themselves, and offers strategies explaining how kids could apply The Golden Rule to these scenarios. Finally, the book closes with a challenge for the readers to remember to use The Golden Rule every day and in doing so, making themselves and the people around them happier.

The Golden Rule Coloring Book is distinctive for several reasons. Cannon’s story is written in rhyme, a style which is often loved by children. Kids who read books written in rhyme are more likely to be able to memorize the story, and consequently, become familiar with the content and retain what they read.

Another unique characteristic of this book is that while it is a coloring book, the black and white drawings are accompanied by a story. Kids who read this book will be able to enjoy not only the narrative itself, but they will also be able to bring the tale to life by coloring their own version of the story. This allows The Golden Rule Coloring Book to be much more interactive than average coloring books. This is a concept that appears to be new and notable, and one that kids will surely adore.

Quill says: With The Golden Rule Coloring Book, Cannon appears to have written another memorable tale for young readers. The rhyming story teaches children valuable lessons about good manners and respect for others. Parents will appreciate the excellent morals that Cannon imparts with her story, while kids will love being able to ignite their own creativity as they color the accompanying pictures.

To learn more about The Golden Rule Coloring Book, please visit the author’s website at sbprabooks.com/sherrillscannonAward-winning author Sherrill S. Cannon allows young readers to color their own story in The Golden Rule Coloring Book, the accompaniment to her best-selling children’s story The Golden Rule. This story asks a very simple question: what kind of world would we live in if everyone treated others the way they’d like to be treated? Cannon’s story begins as Robert and his sister, Kait, search for an important golden ruler. They hunt all over their school without success. Kait realizes that perhaps this golden ruler they are seeking is not the kind of ruler that you use to measure things, but rather a rule that you live by. They come to recognize that the rule they are trying to find is instead The Golden Rule, which declares we should treat others the way we would like to be treated. The author offers numerous examples of situations in which kids might find themselves, and offers strategies explaining how kids could apply The Golden Rule to these scenarios. Finally, the book closes with a challenge for the readers to remember to use The Golden Rule every day and in doing so, making themselves and the people around them happier. The Golden Rule Coloring Book is distinctive for several reasons. Cannon’s story is written in rhyme, a style which is often loved by children. Kids who read books written in rhyme are more likely to be able to memorize the story, and consequently, become familiar with the content and retain what they read. Another unique characteristic of this book is that while it is a coloring book, the black and white drawings are accompanied by a story. Kids who read this book will be able to enjoy not only the narrative itself, but they will also be able to bring the tale to life by coloring their own version of the story. This allows The Golden Rule Coloring Book to be much more interactive than average coloring books. This is a concept that appears to be new and notable, and one that kids will surely adore. Quill says: With The Golden Rule Coloring Book, Cannon appears to have written another memorable tale for young readers. The rhyming story teaches children valuable lessons about good manners and respect for others. Parents will appreciate the excellent morals that Cannon imparts with her story, while kids will love being able to ignite their own creativity as they color the accompanying pictures. To learn more about The Golden Rule Coloring Book, please visit the author’s website at sbprabooks.com/sherrillscannon

Lovely 5-Star Review by Jannifer Powelson for The Golden Rule Coloring Book

Thanks so much to Jannifer Powelson for the lovely 5-star review of The Golden Rule Coloring Book..

by Jannifer Powelson

Verified Purchase

 

Fun to Find on Goodreads…

What a delightful coloring book that holds such an important message for children and yes adults too. Sherrill S Cannon has outdone herself in bringing Peter and THE WHIMPER-WHINERYS to a coloring book that can charm and teach at the same time.
The illustrations are perfect for both the subject and for the young, the message is clear, and my granddaughter loves it.
Thank you, Ms. Cannon, for bringing such an important subject into an interactive book for the young.
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In a house in the forest all covered with vines, Lived a very small rabbit who did nothing but whine.” Thus begins the popular rhyming story Peter and the Whimper-Whineys. This coloring book version of the best-selling “whine-stopper” children’s story was designed for kids to enjoy reading the rhyming, as well as being able to illustrate their own version of Peter’s nocturnal adventure into the woods. Peter’s mother warns him that if he doesn’t stop whining and crying, he’ll have to go live …more

Lovely Review by Lorilyn Roberts for David’s ADHD

Another big thank you to Lorilyn Roberts, author and founder of the John 3:16 Marketing  Network for her review of David’s ADHD!  (See yesterday’s post for her review of the Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book!)

“David’s ADHD by Sherill S. Cannon is an excellent read for kids who struggle with ADHD. I learned more about ADHD in this delightful kids’ picture book and how to help families cope than I thought possible. Most importantly, it’s written so that children can understand the challenges and develop useful strategies for impatience, frustration, and out-of-control impulses.

I believe David’s ADHD would be a great encouragement for everybody involved with ADHD, and it would give me hope that I could make my own child’s life better if I had a son or daughter who struggled with it.

Particular elements of  David’s ADHD that I liked included:

The rhyming lines, which make it fun for adults to read to their children.

The  colorful and warm drawings

The book follows a three-act set-up: the problem, the journey, and the resolution.

David’s ADHD  is timely and relevant.

Elementary school children would be able to read David’s ADHD.

Although I’ve personally not had to deal with ADHD, I have friends who have, and David’s ADHD has given me more empathy for how ADHD affects families and encouraging ways to approach the issue with beneficial outcomes.”

 

New Review for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book by Lorilyn Roberts

“Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book is a wonderful book for kids who enjoy coloring and enjoy a good story. The companion book to this one I read to some children when I went on a mission trip to Nepal a few years ago. As a read to a dozen kids, they listened with rapt attention, spellbound, and made me read it to them once more before I returned back to the States.

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book would be an awesome addition to any parent’s library. After reading the story, children can color in the pages as they reflect on the moral presented.

I love books that tell great truths without sounding preachy, but instead, use the writer’s creativity to engage the audience. Showing truth instead of “telling” is a gift of Sherrill S. Cannon. She also has a remarkable ability to write rhyming stories for children that parents love to read – over and over to their kids.”

Another Lovely 5-Star Review from Readers Favorite for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

Thank you for the lovely 5 Star Review by K.C. Finn for Readers Favorite for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book.

Review by K.C. Finn

Review Rating 5 Stars – Congratulations on your 5-star review!


Reviewed By K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite

“Peter and the Whimper Whineys Coloring Book is a work of fiction in the animal-themed, emotional issues and interactive fiction sub-genres, and was created by author Sherrill S. Cannon with illustrations and design by Kalpart. As the title suggests, this coloring book takes us along for the ride with protagonist Peter, a rabbit who spends a lot of time whining rather than using his energy for better things. So begins a charming, rhyming story which teaches its young readers that going to live with the Whimper Whineys isn’t the right path, whilst also offering children the chance to color in the book and learn the rhymes for their own creative expression.

Author Sherrill S. Cannon has delivered a really useful and engrossing book for young readers to explore alongside their parents and guardians. In its central theme, the book gently teaches an important lesson about how to manage our emotional disposition, a skill some adults could do with learning too! This moral message is layered with gorgeous artwork and plenty of space for kids to add their own flair to the story, and the journey does show Peter growing into a very loveable and sympathetic character by the close. The most engrossing quality of all is the excellent rhyme work at play, never sounding forced and always using language that kids can access and learn from. Overall, I would highly recommend Peter and the Whimper Whineys Coloring Book as a must-read for families with little whiners, and a thoroughly enjoyable educational experience.”

Wonderful 5-Star Review from Readers Favorite for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

Many thanks to Readers Favorite Reviewer, Sarah Stuart, for the wonderful 5-Star Review for the newly released Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book.

Reviewed By: Sarah Stuart

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

Review Rating: 5 Stars – Congratulations on your 5-star review! 

Reviewed By Sarah Stuart for Readers’ Favorite

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys by Sherrill S Cannon is a story with a moral presented in a way designed to affect young listeners in a subtle manner, and it seems likely that concentration on such fascinating “food for thought” will work. Every other page contains a line drawing begging to be colored in, so a great deal of time will be spent thinking about Peter’s woes. Peter whimpers and whines a lot, but most children behave in the way this rabbit does sometimes, and repetition is the secret. Hint – hint – hint – Peter’s Mommy doesn’t like him whining. Hint – hint – hint – his sister doesn’t like it either. Hint – hint – hint – Peter is sent to bed because he whimpers, whines, and behaves badly, and then, bored, he wanders off alone and has a scary experience.

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book by Sherrill S Cannon is an absolute delight. It is easy for an adult to read the story aloud, and it’s extremely tempting to do it in different voices. A whine for Peter, growing through impatience to truly cross for Mommy, and a sad, resigned whimper for the group of Whineys crying enough tears to form a pond. There is one of the “coloring book” pages, provided by Kalpart, for every page of text. Each would challenge a child to choose the right colors and stay within the lines, creating a book that would be treasured for years, until the youngster could read it for him or herself. Peter and the Whimper Whineys Coloring Book is a sneakily-perfect gift and a must-have for every child!

See how “artistic” your child may be, and stop whining subliminally…!

Love Finding Unseen Comments – This one is about My Little Angel

Multi-Award Winner

I was wishing a friend a Happy Birthday  and found a comment about My Little Angel that I had not seen before.  I love finding out about comments from children, so I wanted to share this one.

“…And, in case I never told you, my granddaughter DID like the book.  She told me, “It was like it was written in poems”.  I knew that but love to have the chance to acquaint my grandchildren with the finer things in life, like poetry!”

My Little Angel is also one of my daughter’s favorites.  She has been an elementary school teacher for close to 30 years, and has taught in almost all of the grades K-5.  This book is especially helpful for pre-school and kindergarten children, because it addresses many of the new experiences for school-age children.  In this time of Covid19, when many are starting school for the first time, several issues are addressed.  While the illustrations do not have the children wearing masks – who would have thought? – but highlights other reminders that young children need to know…(including sneezing into the crook of the elbow!)

From the Midwest Book Review:

“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. – Midwest Book Review 2017 – Nancy Lorraine, Sr. Reviewer”

So please share a day in the life of a little girl, while her guardian angel Angela sits on her shoulder and keeps her safe and guides her throughout her various activities throughout her day.  My Little Angel has received 8 Awards including a Book Excellence Gold Medal, a Feathered Quill Bronze Medal, a New Apple Book Awards Official Selection, Readers’ Favorite Finalist Award, a Royal Dragonfly H.M, an IAN Book of the Year Finalist Award, and a Pinnacle Achievement Award.

 

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

 

New 5 Star Review for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book

Fun to find this lovely 5-Star Review on amazon this morning…

5.0 out of 5 stars Coloring Book Great Way to Stop the Whining!   Jannifer Powelson

Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2020

Verified Purchase

“When my children were younger they enjoyed Sherrill Cannon’s original illustrated, “Peter and the Whimper-Whineys.” Written in Cannon’s characteristic rhyming prose, both the illustrated and coloring editions help children learn about good manners, specifically that whining won’t get them very far in life. The coloring book is a great way to teach children about the drawbacks of whining, but it also helps encourage their artistic skills. What better way to drive the message home than to have kids color the line drawings in their favorite colors while customizing the illustrations to fit their own style! The story itself is a great teaching tool, but the coloring edition allows children to be more interactive and strengthens the book’s valuable life lessons”

This coloring book is the same as the original Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, but the illustrations have been traced to make them colorable… Bring out the hidden-illustrator in your child!!  I’d love to see some of the results, and post them if you like!