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Nice Review from Linda Weaver Clarke for Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My!

Mice and Spiders and Webs...Oh My! - R U a Good Listener?

Mice and Spiders and Webs…Oh My! – R U a Good Listener?

Linda Weaver Clarke has invited me for an interview in early June.  I sent her a copy of Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My! and this is her response:

“What an adorable story! I loved it. I wrote a short review and gave it 5 stars. I’ll add my review to our interview, too, so my readers will know how much I loved it. This is my review:

This is an adorable story about a child’s misunderstandings about the computer. It’s totally done in rhyme and I loved it. My kids and grandchildren have always loved stories in rhyme. Thanks for another fun children’s book.

Best Wishes,
Linda Weaver Clarke”

I really enjoy sharing this book!!!

Top 13 Children’s Books include Manner-Man and Gimme-Jimmy! Thank you eTeachersHub

5 AWARDS

5 AWARDS

Manner-Man 10 Awards

Manner-Man 10 Awards

So thrilled to discover that both Gimme-Jimmy and Manner-Man have made the eTeachersHub list of the Top 13 Children’s Books!  Included is a really cute video of a young reader reading part of Manner-Man…

Top 13 Children’s Books for Young Readers – eTeachershub!

Video:  https://youtu.be/ww00vKg9Rps

My New iPhone Case from Shutterfly…

Makes Me Smile!

Makes Me Smile!

Love my iPhone 6+ – Great cover!

It was lots of fun to design my own cover for my iPhone 6+ on Shutterfly, and using 3 of the covers of my children’s books makes me smile every time I look at it!

Great way to share my books with others as well!

Another Lovely Review for My Fingerpaint Masterpiece as part of the Multicultural Children’s Book Day

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece received a lovely review, as part of the Multicultural Children’s Book Day

Please click here for full review: Adventures of Adam Review

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2015

“We are excited to be taking part in Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2015. We were asked to review a multicultural book and create an accompanied activity to help get families engaged in reading. We were extremely fortunate to be given a copy of My Fingerpaint Masterpiece by Sherrill S. Cannon.

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece is told from the point of view of the main character who is never portrayed. You get glimpses of their hand and a shadow of a face. It is left up to the reader whether the child is a girl or a boy and what nationality they are. This is a deliberate and ties into the books main theme of perception and perspective. Sherrill wanted her illustrations to appeal to all children and they have been illustrated from a multi-cultural perspective.

The story is a creative rhyming tale about how a child’s unfinished art project becomes an award winning painting on display. The book raises issues about abstract art and how beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

We loved the cleverness of the illustrations. You see the book in a new light when you hold the book upside down. There are also many hidden objects that can be seen when the book is the wrong way round.

To accompany the book we decided to create our own fingerprint masterpiece. We made homemade edible finger paint following the recipe on Imagination Tree. Our Wilton Food Colouring made beautifully colour finger paint.

Adam enjoyed mixing the food colouring into the cornflour, however, he did not want to touch the paint. Cornflour was obviously a step too far and too messy for him. So instead he used a teaspoon to spoon the paint onto the paper.

Painting with cornflour

Painting with cornflour

After 20 minutes of exploring colour mixing and how to create small blobs and big blobs of paint onto the paper Adam actually did a small amount of fingerpainting.

Fingerpainting!

Fingerpainting!

Homemade-paint-Fingerpaint-Masterpiece-Adam’s masterpiece may not be featuring in any art gallery soon but he thoroughly enjoyed the process of creating his fingerpaint masterpiece.

More information about the author:
Sherrill S. Cannon is a former teacher, mother of four and a grandmother of ten, who is also an Award-Winning Best-Selling Author. In less than five years, her books My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, and Santa’s Birthday Gift have received twenty-eight 2011-14 National and International awards. Most of her books try to teach something, like good manners and consideration for others. All of her books are also part of a fundraiser for both imbullyfree.org and CureJM Foundation. Sherrill is also the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children. She is a resident of New Hope, PA and travels with her husband of 54 years throughout North America in their RV, sharing her books along the way.

Why not take a look at Sherrill’s other work on her website and blog. You can also follow Sherrill on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

More information about Multi Cultural Children’s Book Day:

Our mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries.

Despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published have diversity content. Using the Multicultural Children’s Book Day, Mia and Valarie are on a mission to change all of that. Their mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these types of books into classrooms and libraries. Another goal of this exciting event is create a compilation of books and favorite reads that will provide not only a new reading list for the winter, but also a way to expose brilliant books to families, teachers, and libraries.”

Thank you, Adam (and Emma!)

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece included in Multicultural Children’s Book Day

Multicultural Children's Book Day

Multicultural Children’s Book Day

I am so proud that My Fingerpaint Masterpiece is included in the 2015 Multicultural Book Day, and I am happy to be one of the Author Sponsors!

Please click here:  Multicultural Children’s Bookday – Author Sponsors

There are many awesome books included in this celebration of children everywhere… so please take a look!!!

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece is all about perception and perspective, and is told and illustrated from the point of view of the child. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”…

All children should be able to identify with children’s books, and diversity is important… Please let me know whether you think the child is a girl or a boy… the current voting percentage is 50/50!!

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

Signed Sherrill S. Cannon Books Available on eBay

28 Awards...Great gifts!

28 Awards…Great gifts!

Have I mentioned that all my children’s books are also available on eBay?  They cost about the same as buying them and having them shipped from amazon or Barnes and Noble, and you can request personalization in the comments.  Just buy the book as if it were a gift, and then use the gift message to tell me what names you would like included, and I will sign them and mail them to you!  (There are a limited number of these available, however…)

Books make great Christmas gifts!!!