Category Archives: Whining

Note from my Irish Kid Reviewers

Worth 1000 Words!!!

Worth 1000 Words!!!

As most of you know, my newest book, My Little Angel, will be released soon, and I have contacted many of my Kid Reviewers to request another review!  I was delighted to get this response from Crystal of confirming Tristan and Kallista are looking forward to another review!

“You must have heard me tell the children earlier today that I had an email from you that need a reply 😉 Or maybe it was Kallista splashing some milk in her eyes and Tristan saying she would cry a lake of sour tears like the Whimper Whineys….Time continues to fly by! We’re doing more hands-on school at the moment which is fun, but more time consuming – but worth it for the learning and the time together! Tomorrow we’ll do an art project together – Kallista always calls them fingerpaint masterpieces – no matter what the medium.

Yes, Tristan and Kallista will be thrilled and honoured to review your latest masterpiece!”

9 Awards, including Illustration Award for Kalpart!

9 Awards, including Illustration Award for Kalpart!


Peter and the Whimper-Whineys is a Whine Stopper!

Winner of 2 Awards

Winner of 2 Awards

Another reminder for Christmas giving!   Peter and the Whimper-Whineys helps parents cope with whining, disguised as a fun story!  Peter is a little rabbit who whines all the time, and his mother warns him that if he doesn’t stop he’ll have to go live with the Whimper-Whineys!  The story is especially effective when the reader uses a whining voice whenever a character whines.  Children learn how annoying the sound of whining can be!

This is a story that my mother told to my brother and me when we were young, and later to her grandchildren and hundreds of second graders during her long teaching career.  In an effort to preserve the story, I taped her telling the story and then put it into rhyme (since that’s what I love to do!)  Fortunately SBPRA liked it too – and it’s now sold over 1500 copies and climbing. I hope you’ll consider sharing it with your children (if you have any who whine… LOL)

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys is the Winner of 2 Awards: Winner of the 2011 Readers Favorite Bronze Medal and the 2011 USA Best Books Finalist Award, the year I first discovered the fun of entering contests!!

Please check my author website as well as and Barnes and Noble


Story Monsters Ink Features Storytime Pup and Mentions Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

Story Monsters Ink Enjoyed!

Story Monsters Ink Enjoyed!

So delighted to discover that Story Monsters Ink

Storytime Pup

Storytime Pup

loves Storytime Pup, and the reviewer mentioned reading Peter and the Whimper-Whineys as part of the program:

Monster Reviews

Storytime Pup

by Kids Fun Channel/YouTube Reviewer: Darleen Wohlfeil

Storytime Pup is a fun and educational children’s channel that’s all about books, music, and imagination. e format encourages children to make choices in a safe and comfortable environment. They can freely choose their daily activity from several categories. Storytime Pup will read them a story book, lead them in imagination exercises, play games, or watch funny videos through his magic window. I randomly moved about the site. I first shared quiet listening time while Storytime Pup read a story about Peter and the Whimper Whineys to me. (A really great story, by the way.) Then I did an imagination exercise. We pretended to build a pizza together. First, we gathered our imaginary ingredients, and oh yes, we put on our aprons so as not to get sauce on our clothes. I pictured that I tossed my dough high in the air to stretch it out nice and at and round. What fun to make pretend pizza! Then, I wanted to play a game so I found a fun Seek & Find (hidden objects) page that looked interesting, and Pup and I searched for all the objects together. is is a great program to add to your little one’s schedule, either a perfect quiet spot during the day to cuddle and listen to a story, or an early morning spot to spend some physical fun with the imagination exercises, as you act out each step. However you choose to use the program,
it provides a useful resource for simple child development. New episodes are added every Mon./Wed./Sat. at 8:00 a.m. EST. Oh, and be sure to hit the “subscribe” button!

(Storytime Pup has also included The Golden Rule in one of it’s recent episodes, and plans to add more of my stories along the way!)

Link to Story Monsters Ink pg.46:

Story Monsters Ink Review of Storybook Pup

Huffington Post Reviews Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

No More Whining!!

No More Whining!!


Wonderful Review on the Huffington Post website for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys!




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Thanks to Storytime Pup for sharing!


Storytime Pup mentions The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule wins Silver Medal in the Children's Literary Classics Book Awards

The Golden Rule wins Silver Medal in the Children’s Literary Classics Book Awards

Nice to find in the Newsletter from Storytime Pup!


We just wanted to acknowledge Sherrill Cannon. Her book, The Golden Rule, has won a Silver Medal in the CLC Book Awards!

“The 2016 Literary Classics Book Award Honorees have been named! Chosen out of entries submitted from around the globe, these award recipients are recognized for their contributions to the craft of writing, illustrating, and publishing exceptional literature for a youth audience. In this highly competitive industry these books represent the best of the best. We congratulate all the 2016 honorees for their tremendous and inspiring work…”

This is the 41st award Sherrill has received for one of her books, and the 4th for The Golden Rule.
Kudos also to her publisher, SBPRA, and to her awesome Illustrator, Kalpart!!

Storytime Pup will be reading “The Golden Rule” later this month.

We are pleased to have Sherrill Cannon as part of our author team.”

Storytime Pup has already shared Peter and the Whimper-Whineys:


Storytime Pup Features Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

Storytime Pup – an innovative new kids’ TV show – is featuring Peter and the Whimper-Whineys today.  Please check it out, and add this program to your list of ways to share books with your children!!