Category Archives: Whining

Thank you to MamaBuys for including my Manners Books!

Delighted to discover that several of my books have been included on the Mamabuys Blog about Learning Manners,Good Habits and About Life.

Mamabuys – Books About Manners and Life

Learning Manners, Good Habits and About Life


A wonderful way to teach kids to say please and thank you written in rhyme by award winning author Sherrill S. Cannon

The perfect antidote to children who whine. Yet another cleverly written book in rhyme by award winning author Sherrill S. Cannon

A true super hero of children that they can relate to and learn from written in rhyme by award winning author Sherrill S. Cannon

The bear family discovers that there is no such thing as monsters on a stormy day, much to everyone’s relief.

Centered on the life of a man and a tree running parallel is a great introduction to time, mortality and change. A classic that is a must have

A little tale about contentment written in rhyme by the popular  author Julia Donaldson

A fabulous way to talk to children about treating others and about being a ‘good person’ written in rhyme by award winning author Sherrill S. Cannon

A timeless story retold in simple language and vivid pictures.

A question often asked, but a concept difficult to explain, time is brilliantly explained using a child’s birthday party as the focus.

About two friends on a stormy day, being clumsy,getting angry and then making up. A simple story packed with emotions and beautiful illustrations.

About a greedy and selfish bully named Jimmy who transformed into a selfless and caring boy after his hand grew enormous as a result of constantly seeking more for himself. Another clever story in rhyme by award winning author Sherrill S. Cannon

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys – “Gonna have to read it again…”

Heeding the advice of an amazon top reviewer, who suggested always “liking” a review that someone has taken time to write for me, I decided to go back and look at and “like” some of the reviews.

I was delighted to find this one for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, which I am now sharing:

“I received this book last week and I had wanted to get a review up before now but life gets in the way so here it is now. I thought this was a really cute book. I had my 9 yr old read it which he saw it was from the same author as Manner Man and he grabbed it immediately. He read it and when he was done I asked him if he had liked it. He said, “Not as much as Manner Man. But I’m gonna have to read it again to make sure.” Now that should be a review for you. He has to read it again to make sure he doesn’t like it as much as another book. I would say that’s a definite like. Now if only Ms. Cannon had one about tattle-telling.”

This was a verified review from an “amazon customer”, so I thank you if you are reading this!!!

And thank you to Gisela Hausmann for the suggestion!!


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!




Click for Huffington Post Review

Thanks to Storytime Pup for sharing!