Category Archives: Superhero

My eBooks Are Global…

10 Awards for Manner-Man!

I am happy to report that over 500 of my eBooks have been donated to underprivileged school children around the world and are being used in classroom settings.  They are part of a program to provide culturally relevant eBooks to children globally.  Teachers get copies for the kids and Amazon donates Kindles for those kids.  It is so gratifying to know that the teachers find my books to be written well enough to use in the classroom, and that so many of my children’s books are being shared! Manner-Man is a definite favorite!  (Thank you to SBPRA for making this possible.)

Warning! Manner-Man is Habit-Forming!!

Manner-Man Winner of 10 Awards

Manner-Man Winner of 10 Awards

Warning: Manner-Man is Habit-Forming!

A friend told me that her 4-year-old son insists on her reading Manner-Man to him before bed, and now knows it by heart!  The mother can’t skip a page without her son saying, “No, no, no – You missed a page!”

Let’s hope he shares Manner-Man with others!!

Thanks Golly Gee pers for the Tweet!!

Manner-Man Winner of 10 Awards

Manner-Man Winner of 10 Awards

Golly Gee pers!
‏@gollygee_pers Golly Gee pers!

Retweeted Sherrill Cannon and added:
Terrific lyrical, charming story about #manners. Great job!

Golly Gee pers! added,
Sherrill Cannon @sherrillcannon
Meet the children who form the Manner-Man Team and find out how to join! Manner-Man, a kid’s Superhero!! –

This above link is to a Flip Book of selected pages of Manner-Man 

Zayden is a Superhero on the Manner-Man Team

So happy to see this from Zayden’s Mom on Facebook, and wanted to share!

Zayden is a Superhero on the Manner-Man Team!

Zayden is a Superhero on the Manner-Man Team!

He’s wearing his Manner-Man Badge also!

Zayden is a CureJM warrior!  Everyone can help him fight his Juvenile Myositis by purchasing any of my children’s books through the CureJM Fundraiser at

CureJM Fundraiser

50% of the cost of the books goes to the CureJM Foundation to help find a cure for this so-far incurable children’s auto-immune disease.  You can also leave a name for any child or adult you would like acknowledged in my next book, along with Zayden and his sister Lily, as well as Jaden, Matthew, and Alyssa.

My other books include

The Golden Rule (Treat others the way you’d like to be treated)

Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! (About computers and good listening)

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece (See Art with your Heart)

Gimme-Jimmy (How a Bully learns to Share)

The Magic Word (Please…and also Thank-you!)

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys (Stop whining!!)

Santa’s Birthday Gift (Santa’s Christmas gifts are birthday gifts to baby  Jesus)


Please help us find a cure!!

Awesome Picture Book Review of Manner-Man

Manner-Man Badge

Manner-Man Badge

Here is an awesome new review of Manner-Man, that I am delighted to share!

Full Review, please click here:   The Picture Book Review – Manner-Man

“Wouldn’t it be awesome if, when you’re at the park and children aren’t being nice, a superhero would swoop down and literally teach them some manners?

“He teaches good manners, so take his advice: If someone starts shoving, just shout out ‘Not Nice!’”

Manner-Man is a multi-award winning book that indulges my son completely! I will happily take all the help I can get when it comes to promoting good behavior and manners. The story is told in verse and talks about situations such as when another child takes a toy without asking, fighting, shoving, and bullying. Manner-Man is also very empowering — giving children skills and a call to action to join the Manner-Man team. There’s even a Manner-Man badge at the end of the book or you can write to Sherrill Cannon and request a Manner-Man sticker. This additional step made my son feel officially part of the Manner-Man team and he takes it VERY seriously. Saying “please” and “thank you” and being nice are definitely superpowers and it is a lot of fun watching my son run around the park pretending to be Manner-Man. This book has my son’s number!

Manner-Man Winner of 10 Awards

Manner-Man Winner of 10 Awards

Title: Manner-Man

Author: Sherrill S. Cannon

Illustrator: Kalpart

Strategic Book Publishing. 2013. Fiction. ISBN: 978-1622124787

Suitable For Ages: 3 – 8


Manners, Bullying, Friendship


“I was unhappy, for Rob took my toy, just grabbed it away with a look full of joy. So I told my mother who said, “That’s not nice,” and then tried to give me some helpful advice.”

Brief Synopsis:

A little boy is tired of having other children be mean and selfish. He has a dream that a superhero, Manner-Man, comes and saves him from ill-behaved children and also teaches everyone how important it is to be nice. The next day on the playground, when a child is being mean, he calls upon Manner-Man. To his surprise, Manner-Man arrives and helps him by giving all of the children skills in what to say and do when they encounter a situation where someone isn’t being kind. All of the children learn and then become part of the Manner-Man team!

Why I Like Manner-Man and Why You Should Read It:

I’m impressed with how much my son loves this book. He loves the superhero aspect of it and he loves the call to action to join the Manner-Man team.
It has a happy and uplifting message that gives practical advice through a medium that is accessible and engaging.
“Tell your friend, ‘Wait, please, until I am done; Then I will share, and we’ll both have more fun.’”
I appreciate that in this story, even children who have been ill-behaved in the past are given an opportunity to change and become part of the Manner-Man team.
The fact that the story is told in verse makes it eminently quotable and memorable. My son quotes bits from Manner-Man constantly.
It’s about a superhero that teaches manners!!!! Yes, please!
My son placed his Manner-Man sticker on the front of his construction hat that he wears everywhere. He tells everyone that he is part of the Manner-Man team. He is a walking, talking advertisement for Manner-Man and I’m more than fine with it.
I still have to tell him to share — but I have the Manner-Man book AND sticker to back me up. “Remember, you’re part of the team! You need to share! You’ll have more fun!” I am always surprised that it works — but it does!
Sherrill Cannon has written several books (Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word) about children learning to share and to being polite. Each of the characters are in this book as well. My son enjoyed recognizing the characters from the other books in this one.
It’s a picture book that is working hard to give children important skills for difficult situations — and asking them to do their best to make other people’s lives better, too.
The story is over the top and in no way subtle — but is so perfectly presented that my son eats up every single word.
Manner-Man takes a child’s deep desires to be or be befriended by a superhero with a parent’s deep desires to have a polite child and combines it into a fun story. Be prepared to reread this story to your child over and over again.”

Thank you, Tiffa…

Cute Note from a Favorite Fan!

Ashlyn's Manner-Man Salute

Ashlyn’s Manner-Man Salute

Cute birthday note from a favorite fan!!

Happy birthday to the best children’s author, in my opinion, the modem day Dr. Seuss. Love your books, please keep them coming, Ashlyn still goes around with the Manner-Man salute. We Love your books, that is what got her interested in reading. Thank you.

Update from Suzy!!!

I received a lovely update from Suzy – and was delighted to discover that she has also shared the book with her book group!  I am also thrilled that she will be sharing it with her 7 grands!

Thanks from Suzy

Thanks from Suzy

I’m so excited to receive a package that arrived yesterday. Enclosed in the UPS envelope was Sherrill S. Cannon’s book, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece. I shared the book with my critique book, Bookends last night. The book is taking a road trip with us to Texas as we visit our seven grands. Thank you, Sherrill. Thank you, Andy! ~Suzy Leopold