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Another Lovely Review for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book
Thanks to Owl & Pussycat Productions for this lovely review of Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book, winner of 4 Awards…
Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book Review
PETER LEARNS THAT WHINING AND COMPLAINING GETS YOU NOWHERE IN THIS CUTE COLORING BOOK BY SHERRILL S. CANNON
This coloring book version of the best-selling “whine-stopper” children’s story was designed for kids to enjoy reading the rhyming, as well as being able to illustrate their own version of Peter’s nocturnal adventure into the woods.
Peter’s mother warns him that if he doesn’t stop whining and crying, he’ll have to go live with the Whimper-Whineys. His adventure continues as he later hops into the woods and finds lots of frightening Whimper-Whineymen! He discovers that the Whimper-Whineys are very ill-mannered and rude, and that everything is sour in Whimper-Whineland. He decides his mother was right. If only he can get back home!
According to a recent critique, “I cannot imagine any parent or guardian not wanting to read this book to their child! … Parents everywhere applaud you!”
Christine Cazes5.0 out of 5 stars READ-COLOR-LEARNReviewed in the United States on August 7, 2020Verified PurchaseDo you need a “Peter” in your house to stop your children from whining? Sherrill S. Cannon’s coloring book, “Peter and the Whimper-Whineys” is sure to solve the problem! This is a delightful lyrical story written in rhyme that truly engages young children. Peter, a small rabbit, resembles many children who want to be the boss and whine until they get their own way. This adorable award-winning story warns, “If you can’t stop that whining, I very much fear that the old Whimper-Whineys will look for you here.”
Children, like Peter, learn that they don’t want to live with the old Whimper-Whineys “in a land far away, where you’ll join them in whining and crying all day.” They will smile, laugh, and eventually agree that it would be unpleasant to live with “men with no manners” who whine and cry all day long.
As a reading specialist, mother, and grandmother, I highly recommend this book that teaches children the valuable skill of rhyming and reinforces the message that whining is undesirable. With the coloring book version of “Peter and the Whimper-Whineys,” children get the opportunity to visit a page for a longer period of time while they exercise their imagination and color the illustrations. In the end, they can take ownership of the book and personalize its message. This book is a “must” for every child’s library!
Previous Note from eBook Manager…
I found a previous note from my eBook Publisher about a program several of my children’s ebooks were included in, and thought I’d take a look at updated numbers.
The ebooks were part of a program donating children’s ebooks to teachers in underprivileged areas… This note was from 5 years ago, so I looked at the updated numbers today (even though I don’t think the program is still happening…).
The top ebooks shared most often, with updated numbers:
The Magic Word – 10,243, Manner-Man – 4607, Gimme-Jimmy – 2512,
Peter and the Whimper-Whineys – 1336 and Santa’s Birthday Gift – 1472
Note received: “Hi Sherrill.
No, you are not competing with yourself. Teachers get copies for the kids in their classes and Amazon donates Kindles for those kids. The large numbers mean that the teachers find your books to be written well enough to use in the classroom. If anything, I think it speaks to how good your books are. If you have an outlet for promoting your titles, you could use those large numbers to let people know well received your titles are in the program. I don’t know if you can use the …program name without permission, but you could say that x number of copies of your books have been donated to underprivileged school children around the world and are used in classroom settings. I think that would be OK to say without violating any copyrights. If you add up all the free give-a-way copies from the last year or so for all your titles, it should be a pretty high number. Just a thought.”
Nice Review for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Coloring Book
What I love about this coloring book is how your child can read a story and color. On the left side of the coloring book is the story. On the right side are the pictures to color. That makes it fun for your child. I gave this to my eleven year old who has Marfan’s Syndrome because he is going into the hospital for an operation. I know it will entertain him because he can read the story and color. The story is all in rhyme, so that makes it extra fun. —Review by Linda Weaver Clarke