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Lovely Review for A Penny for Your Thoughts

A Gold for Penny!

A lovely review from Diana Iozzia – Here is her “Thank You” Note:

Hi Sherrill,

Thank you so much for sending me a copy of your beautiful poetry. It reminded me of my lovely and my fiance’s grandmother. I cannot wait to share it with his grandmother, and it reminds me to maybe go visit my aunt and read to her memorial site one of these days.

I wholeheartedly loved it.

Thank you so much.

Here is her lovely review:

Sherrill Cannon’s poetry is beautiful, in the way that your grandmother’s voice sounded as she brushed your hair. I feel like I should be reading this book of poetry while sitting outside and breathing in morning air. I could see how lovely this book would be if read on a vacation in the countryside. This book reminds me of my aunt and her little kitchen with cute chair cushions and the nice decorations.

Mrs. Cannon’s writing is melodic and soothing, like a cup of tea with your favorite relative would be. I love Mrs. Cannon’s personification and metaphors. She often personifies things in nature, how they behave, how they hold meaning to her. I feel that if I wrote poetry, it would be something like this. There are many favorite poems in this collection, so bear with me. I really enjoyed reading these.

My favorite poems in this collection are:

“A Promise”, “A Sign” History”, “I Think of You”, “Proposal”, “The Box”, “To a Holly Tree”, “Thorns”, “Winter’s Nuptials”, “Autumn”, “Brief Meeting”, “Frozen Wasteland”, “Grandfather Clock”, “Flowers”, “My Tree”, “Peter Pan”, “Ready”, “Separation”, “The Fork”, “When Death Comes For Me”, “Winter Arrives”, “Winter Bride”, “Winter Storm”, “Winter”, “A Year”.

* I thank Sherrill deeply and wholeheartedly for sending me a copy of this book to read and review. *

Diana’s Blogsite is:  Bookwormbanter.blogspot.com

Midwest Book Review for My Little Angel

My Little Angel – 4 Awards

My Little Angel also received a lovely review from Lorraine of the Midwest Book Review…

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.” ..Lorraine – Midwest Book Review – 2017

Another 5-Star Review for My Little Angel

My Little Angel – 5 Stars!

Thank you to Ann (Ana) Morris for the lovely 5-star Review for My Little Angel.  It is so heartwarming to have other authors appreciate and review my children’s books.

5 Star review for “My Little Angel”, by Sherrill S. Cannon

Charming and Wise
By Ann (Ana) Morris on February 6, 2018

This is a charming story about a young girl with her own angel who stays with her through the day and night. Angela (the angel’s name) provides entertainment, guidance, safety reminders, and confidence to follow the guidelines her loving parents have taught her. It is a charming story with colorful and expressive illustrations.

An additional touch that provoked my curiosity was seeking out the book covers of Sherrill’s other books in the story. Very clever! I enjoy Sherrill’s wholesome and guiding stories.

Ann (Ana) Morris is an author of bilingual children’s books… Please check them out on amazon!

Lovely 5-Star Review for My Little Angel from a Top Amazon Reviewer

My Little Angel – 5 Stars!

Thank you Gisela Hausmann for the Lovely 5-Star Review for My Little Angel

a great concept

January 28, 2018

“My Little Angel” is a very cool children’s book, and because it is not religious has a much broader appeal: the Little Angel is a kind of a “mini advisor” who encourages children to do the right thing, and praises them in an affirming way. Children can learn that they don’t have to rely on mom’s or dad’s praise but that their “imaginary advisor” supports them.

I like that, a lot. Let’s face it, these days moms and dads are busy hence it can only help to have an imaginary supporter.

Author Sherrill Cannon mentions all the do’s and don’ts, including my favorite:

“…When I ride in cars, I sit in the back, And Angela fastens my belt with a clack…”

That’s just a perfect way to put it because the wording encourages children to “be grown-ups” and do what angels do.

Adorable illustrations!

5 stars, Grandma Gisela Hausmann

 

Feathered Quill Awards Gold Medal to A Penny for Your Thoughts and a Bronze Medal for My Little Angel

Gold Medal in Poetry

Awesome News from the Feathered Quill Book Awards Program… My heart is smiling!!

Dear Sherrill:

We are excited to announce that the book “A Penny for Your Thoughts” has won the Gold/1st Place award in the 2018 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program for the Poetry category!  Congratulations!  We had a HUGE response to our annual awards program, with many excellent books vying for top places.  Your title rose to the top and you should be quite proud.

FEATHERED QUILL BOOK AWARDS JUDGES’ COMMENTS: 

“Wonderful, thought-provoking poetry.  This is an unusual collection designed to help and heal.  This is one of the few books that scored a perfect 100.  Well done!”

Again, congratulations on your win!

Bronze Medal in Poetry

AND THEN, 5 MINUTES LATER:

Dear Sherrill:

We are excited to announce that the book “My Little Angel” has won the Bronze/3rd Place award in the 2018 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program for the Poetry category!  Congratulations!  We had a HUGE response to our annual awards program, with many excellent books vying for top places.  Your title rose to the top and you should be quite proud.

FEATHERED QUILL BOOK AWARDS JUDGES’ COMMENTS: 

“I am a fan of your rhyming technique! The illustrations are extremely well done, and the front cover is excellent with nice, eye-catching colors. The back cover lost some points because there is too much information on it that is a bit crowded and may lose the reader’s attention…

Again, congratulations on your win!

Nice Request for The Magic Word

Enjoy (Please!)

I received the following email from a Marketing Group about The Magic Word:

Your book, The Magic Word, was evaluated and recommended by Professional Book Scouts. Book scouts has been asked by Traditional Publishers to review books that decision makers will be interested to take advantage and consider to buy the rights of the books. The book was on the top lists for Children’s Book genre and this is your opportunity since this was handpicked by a professional book scout. They reviewed thousands of Children’s books published from 2011 to 2016 and only 22 books were graded A. We have validated that your unique book has the potential and our goal for your book is to be recognized or acquired by specific decision makers like traditional publishers, International publishers, bookstores owners, libraries and schools  covering rights sales negotiation and distribution of content across all formats including translation, print, digital, audio, film and television, creating a true global event and who will be able to help you reach out to your target audience to increase returns. Not all books can join this international book fair. Only books who has been evaluated by book scouts and acquired a grade of A, are invited to this event.

Your book is sure to capture a lot of attention this coming 2018 Bologna International Book Fair in Bologna, Italy dedicated for Children’s Books.

I had to respond that my publisher, SBPRA, represents all my children’s books at all the International Fairs… but it was very nice to receive this lovely validation!!

 

 

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Cover Reveal for A Penny for Your Thoughts!!!

I am thrilled to share the awesome cover by Kalpart Illustrations for my soon-to-be-released book of Poetry, A Penny for Your Thoughts!

Cover Reveal

The book will be available in soft cover, hard cover and eBook.

Thanks also to my amazing publisher, SBPRA for making this possible!

Please stay tuned for the release date for amazon, barnes and noble, and other retailers, as well as through my website:

http://sbpra.com/sherrillscannon