More from Mahi Mishal in Pakistan with The Golden Rule

How cute are these kids?

The Golden Rule!

Mahi Mishal sent me her photos, apologizing for her phone’s camera… I think they are all adorable and I love that they love The Golden Rule

Here are a few more:

Mahi Mishal Reads to Kids

Selfie!

Lovely 5-Star Review for My Little Angel from a Top Amazon Reviewer

My Little Angel – 5 Stars!

Thank you Gisela Hausmann for the Lovely 5-Star Review for My Little Angel

a great concept

January 28, 2018

“My Little Angel” is a very cool children’s book, and because it is not religious has a much broader appeal: the Little Angel is a kind of a “mini advisor” who encourages children to do the right thing, and praises them in an affirming way. Children can learn that they don’t have to rely on mom’s or dad’s praise but that their “imaginary advisor” supports them.

I like that, a lot. Let’s face it, these days moms and dads are busy hence it can only help to have an imaginary supporter.

Author Sherrill Cannon mentions all the do’s and don’ts, including my favorite:

“…When I ride in cars, I sit in the back, And Angela fastens my belt with a clack…”

That’s just a perfect way to put it because the wording encourages children to “be grown-ups” and do what angels do.

Adorable illustrations!

5 stars, Grandma Gisela Hausmann

 

Thanks Kalpart for Adding Awards to my Covers

So proud to see the new awards on the covers!

A Gold for Penny! 2 awards

My Little Angel – 4 Awards

Special Thank You to KJ and the amazing artists at Kalpart Illustrations, who have illustrated all of my books – including the lovely drawings in A Penny for Your Thoughts!

Feathered Quill Awards Gold Medal to A Penny for Your Thoughts and a Bronze Medal for My Little Angel

Gold Medal in Poetry

Awesome News from the Feathered Quill Book Awards Program… My heart is smiling!!

Dear Sherrill:

We are excited to announce that the book “A Penny for Your Thoughts” has won the Gold/1st Place award in the 2018 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program for the Poetry category!  Congratulations!  We had a HUGE response to our annual awards program, with many excellent books vying for top places.  Your title rose to the top and you should be quite proud.

FEATHERED QUILL BOOK AWARDS JUDGES’ COMMENTS: 

“Wonderful, thought-provoking poetry.  This is an unusual collection designed to help and heal.  This is one of the few books that scored a perfect 100.  Well done!”

Again, congratulations on your win!

Bronze Medal in Poetry

AND THEN, 5 MINUTES LATER:

Dear Sherrill:

We are excited to announce that the book “My Little Angel” has won the Bronze/3rd Place award in the 2018 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program for the Poetry category!  Congratulations!  We had a HUGE response to our annual awards program, with many excellent books vying for top places.  Your title rose to the top and you should be quite proud.

FEATHERED QUILL BOOK AWARDS JUDGES’ COMMENTS: 

“I am a fan of your rhyming technique! The illustrations are extremely well done, and the front cover is excellent with nice, eye-catching colors. The back cover lost some points because there is too much information on it that is a bit crowded and may lose the reader’s attention…

Again, congratulations on your win!

Reminder – Giveaway for My Little Angel on Reader Views

My Little Angel – 3 Awards

The My Little Angel giveaway for January is almost over… Go to the Reader Views site for a chance to win!!

Reader Views Giveaway

 

A Penny for Your Thoughts now a Giveaway on Goodreads

Feelings Into Words

A Penny for Your Thoughts is now a Giveaway on Goodreads.

I hope some of you will enter the contest – and I hope all of you will consider purchasing a copy!!  Please also let me know if any of you would like an eBook copy in exchange for an honest review…

And please let me know if you have a favorite poem!!

My email is sherrillcannon@aol.com

 

Reader Views Posts an Awesome 5-Star Review for A Penny for Your Thoughts

Reader Views Review

I am so happy to receive this lovely review from Reader Views…  I’m posting the “Overall” first, since it means a lot to me:

Overall, “A Penny for Your Thoughts” by Sherrill S. Cannon is a remarkable, inspiring compilation of thoughts and poems which will captivate all type of readers as they relate deeply with the simple life messages and heartfelt feelings shared by the author. It is a five star little book that will touch the person within, and one I will surely re-visit and share over and over again.

A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS

Sherrill S. Cannon
Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co. (2017)
ISBN 9781946540560
Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (01/18)

“A Penny for Your Thoughts” by Sherrill S. Cannon is a compilation of poems in different forms. I have seen and loved the author’s work in children rhymes, so was eager to explore this new side of Sherrill Cannon’s writing.

The content of this book reflects feelings which we all might have encountered on different occasions and within different stage of our lives. Cannon organized her poems in three major groups that encases feelings of ‘Heads – Love and Friendship,’ ‘Spinning – Of Related Emotions,’ and ‘Tails – of Heartache and Anguish.’ At the same time it represents the flight of a tossed penny.

In my opinion the tossed penny represents the randomness of our feelings in a life time. I found all forms of verse, sonnets and play words awesome, and truly loved her rhymes. The messages within her words were not only deep; they are so relatable to anyone. Although I can’t really pick a favorite as I loved all of them, there was one that touched me to my core. I quote it below as I believe it to be the perfect example of the author’s skill of expressing complex deep messages, while making them feel natural, harmonious and simple:

‘OLD WOMAN

Life sketches echoes of the past

Across her face: lines around her eyes

And mouth, furrows on her forehead – cast

In permanent parchment. The creases so disguise

The woman still inside, no one can see

The little child or lovely maid within.

The mind that looks on life so eagerly

Is hidden by the wrinkles of the skin.

For what is youth, but just a state of mind –

A way to look on life – to stay aware?

And who can say what love that one could find,

If one could know the person hidden there;

The youthful laughing girl who lives inside…

And cannot understand why she’s denied.’

Overall, “A Penny for Your Thoughts” by Sherrill S. Cannon is a remarkable, inspiring compilation of thoughts and poems which will captivate all type of readers as they relate deeply with the simple life messages and heartfelt feelings shared by the author. It is a five star little book that will touch the person within, and one I will surely re-visit and share over and over again.

Thank you so very much…My heart is smiling!