Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Wins Gold in Children’s Classics!
Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards 2021
This book also received a lovely comment…posted on Linked-In:
“Sherrill., your books are amazing and have inspired my children and grandchildren over the years and I want to thank you so much for it all…”
Thank you, Donna!!
And thank you to my wonderful illustrator, Kalpart, for illustrating ALL of my award-winning books. Award total is now 94!!!
( The Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book is also available now – for all those with artistic children who love to color! Let them color whining away!!!)
So delighted to receive this email from the Book Excellence Awards
It is with great pleasure to announce that you have been selected as a Book Excellence Award Winner for the following book and category:
Book Title: Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book
Category: Coloring Book
There were hundreds of entries from around the world and your book was selected for its high-quality writing, design and market appeal.”
This is the second award for this coloring book, and my 94th overall…
Read this book with your child, and use your very best (worst) whining voice for Peter and the Whineymen… Your child will get the subliminal message, while having fun illustrating the book as well!!!
“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.”
So happy to share the news that the Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book has received a third 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite, this time by Jack Magnus!!! I am so honored by this unanimous laudatory evaluation of this “Whine-Stopper” coloring book – offering a way for children to learn and reveal artistic skills at the same time!
Review Rating: 5 Stars – Congratulations on your 5-star review!
Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite
Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book is a children’s animal picture book written by Sherrill S. Cannon and illustrated by Kalpart. Whatever was wrong with Peter? The little rabbit never stopped whining and complaining, and his mom was just about fed up with him. She was at her wits’ end after hearing him moan and whinge from the time he woke up until he went to sleep at night. Finally, she told him the story about the Whimper-Whineys. They were strange old creatures who made noises just like him — endlessly whining, complaining, and crying. She thought they might be tempted to take Peter with him to their distant home, where he could cry and moan to his heart’s content…
Sherrill S. Cannon’s animal fable for children, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book, is based upon a story that her mother told to her, and several generations of children after her, as well as to her second-grade classes. I’ve no doubt most of us have had the misfortune of having a whimper-whiney like Peter in our lives, and the fiction that there’s a far-off land where they can all whine and cry by themselves is a tempting one indeed. Cannon’s rhymed version of the story is smooth and flowing, and Kalpart’s images of those Whimper-Whineys crying a pond into existence are hilarious. I love the interactive aspect of this book as each of the illustrations is designed to be colored by the reader. The panels are marvelous, especially the one where Peter is stomping his feet on his chair. The look on his sister’s face is priceless. Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book may get whiners to pause and reflect a bit, and it’s sure to please those who enjoy coloring books. It’s highly recommended.
I’d also love to see any artistic endeavors your children might create… and will post any that you care to share and are sent to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.”
Reviewed By: Sarah Stuart
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…!