Category Archives: sherrill s. Cannon

Lovely Surprise Review for My Little Angel from Reviewer Naila Moon

Multi-Award Winner

What a lovely surprise to receive a note from Naila Moon, letting me know that she had written a review for My Little Angel…   I’m so happy to share this wonderful review!

 

 

“It has been awhile since I have read and reviewed one of Sherrill Cannon’s books, I am so glad I have for today. As with all her books, there are lessons to be learned that children as well as adults should get. This time the author approaches the subject of doing the right things. The “moral” compass is directed by the angel, Angela, who helps the girl take care of herself, her pets, and others.

As with all the books I have read from this author, her poetry is top notch and the illustrations that go with it always match well. Her illustrator is fantastic and she uses the same one throughout all of her books which brings a consistency and one I have come to expect.

In the back of the book she notes that she has hidden some of her previous books within the pages. She invites the reader to see if they can be found. This too is a consistency throughout her books and I enjoy (as kids would) looking for the hidden books. There are also questions to help the reader come to fully understand the theme of the book. The questions are well thought out and purposely directed. I know that this comes from the years of teaching the author did.

Once again this is a book that should be on the “must read” list.

5 stars from me!”

She also sent me a nice note about her review, with the lovely news that she will also be reviewing The Golden Rule!

 

Happy 2019 Flag Day! The Re-United States of America

Happy Flag Day!  Yesterday the combined 4th grade Classes of Churchville Elementary School performed the 2nd Annual performance of our play, The Re-United States of America, by Sherrill S. Cannon and Kerry E. Gallagher.  It was very special to collaborate with my daughter for another production of this play for the students who are learning about the United States and their Capitals in such a special way. We gathered information about each state and capital and transformed it into rhyme.

The play is narrated by the local radio weather forecaster, who explains that severe weather conditions have separated the states and their capitals, and they have to strive to re-unite them.  The meteorologist helps explain, and interjects a lot of funny riddles as the play progresses.  Each student presents a rhyming couplet about a state, with a partner who identifies the capital and special features. Many songs are interspersed throughout, and the play concludes with the wonderful Tour the States YouTube video and amazing song sung by all the students.  (These kids will NEVER forget the states and capitals!)

This photo was taken at the morning performance for the entire school, which was followed by a performance for family and friends in the evening.

This is our sixth joint play production, five of which have been published by Lazy Bee Scripts and performed internationally in over 25 countries including the U.S., Canada and the U.K. All of our plays are written so that every child has his/her own lines and a special moment to shine, and are for elementary school students K-4.

For further information, www.lazybeescripts.co.uk

A Dime is a Sign Has a New Trailer!

I am so thrilled to share the lovely trailer for A Dime is a Sign, prepared for me by a friend…

 

A Dime is a Sign is available at amazon Amazon eBook  and Barnes and Noble bn.com

Thank you to Brynmor Productions for the Trailer http://www.brynmorproductions.com

 

Fun to See my “Manners Trilogy” Selling so Well

Manner-Man the Superhero

I’ve enjoyed seeing interest and sales, especially for Manner-Man which was written in response to my then 4-yr-old grandson’s request for a book about a Superhero.  Manner-Man is a Superhero who teaches children how to believe in themselves and to stand up for others. Manner-Man is a winner of 10 Awards, including the CLIPP Principals’ Award. The book was a direct follow-up to The Magic Word and Gimme-Jimmy, and uses the characters from both former books.

Please and Thank You

The Magic Word, winner of 5 Awards, encourages the use of “Please” and “Thank-You” in the life of a child, Elisabeth is a child whose selfishness has caused her to not have many friends… She learns how to share by being polite and thinking of others… Her Mom tells her, “I think you’ll find out you’ll be happier too, If you think more of others and less about you.”

 

How A Bully Learns to Share!

Gimme-Jimmy is about how a bully learns to share… and is also the winner of 5 Awards.  Jimmy is rude and says “Gimme” a lot, and his father warns him that his hand might enlarge every time he says the word. Jimmy discovers his “Polite Rule” as his hand shrinks back to normal. (It was also fun to write a story about a child and his father!)

 

All three books I consider my “Manners Trilogy”, and I am very pleased that they have become very popular –  which is especially encouraging in today’s world!  Kindness and thinking of others is a constant theme.

Many of the characters also have been included my other children’s books… Look for them in The Golden Rule too!!

Winner of 9 Awards

(All of my books have been Illustrated by Kalpart Illustrations… and published by SBPRA)

My other children’s books include Santa’s Birthday Gift, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!, My Little Angel, and poetry books A Penny for Your Thoughts and A Dime is a Sign.  All are available on amazon.com  and barnesandnoble.com  

5-Star Review for My Fingerpaint Masterpiece from Amanda Thrasher

Readers Favorite Gold Medal Childrens K-3 and also Illustrations Award!

What fun to be able to share my children’s books, first with children and later with grandchildren!  I was so delighted to receive this lovely review for My Fingerpaint Masterpiece from author and publisher Amanda Thrasher. She even shared a photo of her adorable granddaughter with me!

Here is her 5-Star Review:

“It’s plain to see My Fingerpaint Masterpiece is a beautifully illustrated picture book, narrated in the most delightful rhyming way! However, what I found while reading it to my granddaughter was the important gentle life lesson that was woven masterfully between the lines.
Many children, though they may love to express themselves with arts and crafts, can feel disappointed with one glance at the ‘masterpieces’ they’ve so carefully created. Frustrated, they set their work aside and hide their overwhelming feeling of disappointment as they compare their work to their classmates.
This book teaches children that art truly IS in the eyes of the beholder. It’s expressive and an expression of themselves, as they express their feelings, thoughts, or whatever they would like through the art that they create. Creativity via paint, materials, or words, should always be encouraged and can be a beautiful escape for children of all ages. I highly recommend this book.”

(And here is her adorable granddaughter!)

Amanda’s 4 yr old Grand

Amanda is the author of many award-winning children’s books including her Mushroom Patch Mischief series, plus her outstanding Y/A books The Greenlee Project, Bitter Betrayal and her most recent, Captain Fin.  (I think I may have become a Young Adult!!!)

Amanda is also the Chief Executive Officer at Progressive Rising Phoenix Press.

 

Updated Author Bio…Including Plays Performed

Lazy Bee Scripts

I was asked to update my author information on Amazon’s Author Central, so I have decided to share this with all of you as well…

For those of you who know me only as a children’s author or poet, I am also a playwright with seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children. These plays are all available at Lazy Bee Scripts in the UK.  Most of these plays were co-authored with my daughter, Kerry Gallagher, an acclaimed elementary school teacher.  (Our newest play, The Re-United States of America,  was performed last June for the combined 4th grade classes at Churchville Elementary – and has rhymes for each state and its capital. Each student has at least one line! It will be performed again this Flag Day by the 2019 4th graders, if anyone is in the area!)

This new bio also includes a list of the countries where our children’s plays have been performed.  If only I could have attended all of them!

Sherrill S. Cannon is a former teacher and a grandmother of ten, who is also a Multi-Award-Winning Best-Selling Author! Her children’s books My Little Angel, The Golden Rule, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!My Fingerpaint MasterpieceManner-ManGimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys and Santa’s Birthday Gift as well as her two books of poetry, A Penny for Your Thoughts and A Dime is A Sign, have received seventy-one 2011-19 National awards.

She is also a playwright with seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children, produced in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom as well as Australia, Austria, Botswana, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates (so far).

She is a resident of New Hope, PA and travels with her husband of 59 years throughout North America in their RV, sharing her books along the way!

Cast of Best-Selling “Have You Seen My Little Lamb?” (photo sent to me by the director)

Have You Seen My Little Lamb? is one of Lazy Bee’s Best Sellers:

A Lazy Bee Bestseller!

If you are interested in the plays, please contact www.lazybeescripts.co.uk

 

Fun to Find Sales Up for The Golden Rule

Winner of 9 Awards

It has been gratifying to discover that sales continue to climb for The Golden Rule, since its message is to think of others and be nice!  “Treat others the way you’d like to be treated”

Suggestions include “Pay it forward”, and “…thinking of others is also a part of that rule, which means thinking with head and with heart”.

I also love this beautiful meme prepared by Children’s Literary Classics:  These are all contained in the pages of this beautifully illustrated book, multi-award-winning book (thank you Kalpart Illustrations).

“No matter the color of anyone’s skin, it’s not just the outside – it’s what is within.” Literary Classics Award Winning Children’s Book Author – Sherrill S. Cannon