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My Little Angel has a Lovely Review from Reader Views

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Thank you Willow Cramer (age 7) for the lovely review of My Little Angel, and to Willow’s Dad for the additional insight!

My Little Angel Sherrill S. Cannon Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC (2017) ISBN 9781681819471 Reviewed by Willow Cramer (Age 7) for Reader Views Kids (7/17)

“My Little Angel” by Sherrill S. Cannon is about a little angel who is always on a girl’s shoulder. At night she sleeps on the girl’s head. The angel cared for the little girl too. What I liked most about this story is that there’s always an angel beside the little girl. I liked that there were no bad guys in the book, and that it was easy to read. I really liked the art and one day I know I can draw this well. My favorite is the page when she’s in the car because her head is bigger than her body. It makes me laugh. There was nothing in the book I didn’t like, but it was too easy for me to read and I have other books that are similar. I would recommend this book to younger kids like my brother because it’s not for kids my age. It’s too easy for me to read. Like the girl in this book, I feel I have an angel with me too who gives me good ideas. I feel like Jesus gave her to me.

Dad’s Comments This is a book that my daughter did not have a lot to say about because it was a very simple-to-read book. This is a book that she does read on occasion. Even after completing her review and despite her comments about being easy to read, I feel she really enjoys reading it. I like when books end with questions and activities. In this book, I didn’t notice them at first (since they come after the acknowledgements section), but now that I see them, I’m glad they are there. The author hid her other book covers throughout the book, so there’s a “Where’s Waldo” like mini-game. Additionally, she offers “What” and “Now What?” questions about the book and ends with questions the reader can use to apply some of the important concepts from the book (wearing a seatbelt, staying close to a parent, pet ownership, etc.). It is nice, too, that 50% of the cost of the author’s books is used to help find a cure for Juvenile Myositis, an incurable autoimmune disease. I’d never even heard of this before reviewing this book with my daughter, so I’m glad to have had the opportunity to learn about this through the author’s efforts. Overall, I recommend “My Little Angel” by Sherrill S. Cannon as a good book with a good lesson.

(Author’s note:  Willow, at age 7, is quite astute and obviously a good reader!  The book is actually best for ages 3-7…)

Lovely Midwest Book Review for My Little Angel

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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
Kalpart, illustrations
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.

Nancy Lorraine
Senior Reviewer”

Thanks so much to the Midwest Book Review for reviewing all of my children’s books and sharing them with libraries everywhere!

Please Meet Emma, my Junior Reviewer

This is Emma, who has had to fight not only Juvenile Myositis, but Leukemia!

Emma Loves My Little Angel

Emma has an indomitable spirit and a contagious smile, although spending much of her young life at Duke Hospital and Ronald McDonald House!  This is her comment about My Little Angel from her mother:

“She loved it. She has read it so much that she knows it by heart 🙂 she shows it off to everyone?!”

Emma Conley has also just been named the Mid-Atlantic States Miss Heart of the USA the “2017 Wise Country Petite Miss Heart of Freedom”!

“Emma is the 9 year old daughter of Anthony and Ida Conley of Wise County, VA.  Emma was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis at the age of 5 which is a rare autoimmune disease…18 months into treatment she was diagnosed with APML, a rare form of leukemia.  She has undergone many chemotherapy treatments and lumbar punctures but has kept her faith and her smiles.  She is a girly girl with high hopes and a bright spirit.  She has a big heart and touches the lives of everyone she meets in some way.”

Please also remember my CureJM Fundraiser, to help children like Emma…

Please remember that everyone can help by getting great books for kids and grandkids (and their friends) and support CureJM – Juvenile Myositis, an incurable children’s disease – at the same time! Please visit the on-going CureJM Fundraiser at http://sbpra.com/curejm where 50% of the cost of my award-winning children’s books goes to the CureJM Foundation. The names of many JM kids are included in my newly released 2017 book, “My Little Angel”. Please help us find a cure for kids like Addie, Alyssa, Brookelyn, Cassie, Daisy, Dmitri, Eldon, Emma, Jaden, Kinser, Tristan, Zayden  and all the other JM kids – and the many adults who also have this horrible disease!!!

 

5-Star Review for My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

I was looking through some amazon reviews and found the following wonderful review by Laura for My Fingerpaint Masterpiece!

Painted a smile on my face April 5, 2017

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.

I own a copy of this book. My review is voluntarily given.”
I was thrilled that she captured the essence of the book in such a delightful way!  Do you have an artist in your house???

Two More 5-Stars for My Little Angel

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I love it when I receive email reviews, and am happy to share a couple of nice ones I have just been sent!  I especially love it when they are written by young people!!

Here is my daughter’s review for My Little Angel:
A lovely book for young children.  The rhyming will help children remember that there is always an angel watching over them.  The story encourages children to always listen to their conscience which is their guardian angel speaking to them… Lily, age 14
And here’s mine:
The story of Angela, the tiny guardian angel and the child she watches over will appeal to “the better angels” of any child’s nature, as well as comfort and reassure them as they venture out into the world. I recommend this book as the perfect gift for all the children in your life… Lisa DeAngelis”
Thank you Lily and Lisa!  My Little Angel thanks you too!!

My Little Angel has another 5-star Review!

Abigail’s Favorite!

Thank you to Karen Scheuer for the lovely review for My Little Angel...

on June 14, 2017
“My Little Angel is another adorable book by author Sherrill Cannon!
Children will delight in the rhyming verse as they learn life lessons. An angel sits on a little girl’s shoulder helping her throughout her day by whispering in her ear, encouraging her, and watching over her and her family – and even her pets! Children will find comfort in learning from this book that angels are sent from God, and they are never alone.
There are so many lessons parents and teachers can discuss with children while reading this book together, and the author even has discussion questions at the end of the book to help facilitate that. The illustrations are fabulous, and convey the feeling of love.
I can see this book becoming a family favorite at bedtime. Well done!”
Karen is a former elementary school teacher, a college professor and also the author of the charming children’s book A Bug and a Wish!