Tag Archives: elementary school books

Lovely 5-Star Review for Manner-Man from Valerie Allen titled “Do Unto Others”

Manner-Man a Kids' Superhero!

Manner-Man a Kids’ Superhero!

“Sherrill Cannon did a fine job with this book about good manners and anti bullying. She created a believable super hero for youngsters, who is one of the good guys. Manner-Man teaches children how to confront issues and deal with them successfully. The underlying message, “Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you,” will appeal to parents, grandparents, teachers, and those working with young children. Written in rhyme, the chorus verse will be enjoyed and repeated by kids. The illustrations by Kalpart are delightful and attractive to kids. Overall, a good book to have in any youngsters collection.”

Valerie is also putting Manner-Man on display that the Meet the Authors’ Book Fair on November 22-23 in Melbourne, FL…  More about this Book Fair can be found at authorsforauthors.com

Midwest Book Review for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys by Sherrill S. Cannon

No More Whining!!!Today I discovered that Peter and the Whimper-Whineys has also been reviewed by Midwest Book Review, with the following review:  “Peter and the Whimper-Whineys” is a versed, color illustrated children’s story about a very unpopular small rabbit named Peter who only knows how to whine. Because Peter’s mother tires of his whining, she warns him about going to live with the Whimper-Whineys, a rude group of unpleasant beings. So Peter dreams of going deep into the dark woods to find these Whimper-Whineys and see just what is so disagreeable about them. His ensuing adventures reflect back to him just how unpleasant and sour the effect of whimpering and whining can be on all who are around it. Eventually, Peter finds his way back to his own little bed, awakening to a golden, sunshine-filled day. Do you think Peter has learned his lesson? “Peter and the Whimper-Whineys” is a wonderful fable for harassed parents of fretful toddlers who only need a tweak and a joke to turn their frowns upside down.”

The Magic Word by Sherrill S. Cannon is almost ready!

The Magic WordMy newest rhymed book is almost ready to be released to the printers.  Here is a sneak preview of the cover! 

I hope that my readers will love this book as much as they have loved Peter and the Whimper-Whineys and Santa’s Birthday Gift.  In case you are wondering, this little rhyme will give you a clue:

 

There is a Magic Word

To use when you’re in need

So give a smile and shout it out

The magic word is Please!

                                   …Sherrill S. Cannon

Sneak Peak at Elisabeth of “The Magic Word”

The Magic WordI thought it was time to share with my fans a sneak peak of the main character of my pending new rhymed children’s book, The Magic Word.  Elisabeth is a little girl who has to learn the magic word “Please”.  I hope that most of you have children who already know this word, but perhaps do not know how magic it is.  Consideration for others is so important, and “Please” and “Thank You” can never be overused!  I hope that this book will become as popular as Santa’s Birthday Gift and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, and that it will help children everywhere learn the importance of good manners and thinking of others.  What a wonderful world this would be!

“Peter and the Whimper-Whineys” goes to Preschool!

 Last weekend IMG_6737I had a wonderful reading/signing fundraising event at a Preschool in CT, where 40 adorable “good listeners” had their own book to read. After the event, the children left the room chanting “No more whining!  No more crying!”   I certainly hope it lasts!!

Santa’s Birthday Gift by Sherrill S. Cannon – What Santa Gives, not Gets…

Enjoy the gift of ChristmasI love to write poetry, so I’ve decided to share my poetry on my blog occasionally.  This poem accompanies Santa’s Birthday Gift, for I believe that Santa is the Spirit of Christmas:

The Spirit of Christmas

Santa’s the spirit of Christmas,

                          The longing to give in your heart,

                                                         The wanting to make others happy,

                                                        As God gave us Love at the start.

 

                                                         For God’s Love was born at Christmas,

                                                          All wrapped in a small holy Boy.

                                                            So we want to give on His birthday,

                                                              To share all our love and our joy.

 

                                                              You’re never too old to love Santa,

                                                                 Just open your heart and believe…

                                                                   That Santa brings gifts for Christ’s birthday,

                                                                 And it’s better to give than receive.

                                          … Sherrill S. Cannon

Sherrill S. Cannon – Book-signing Author events in Philadelphia PA area

I just returned from signing 275 copies of Santa’s Birthday Gift for 3 schools and a store in the Philadelphia PA area. I also did lots of readings and decided that the most fun of being an author is reading books to the kids!  Reading to the childrenPeter and the Whimper-WhineysSanta's Birthday Gift for kids