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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

New Children’s Books Authors’ Fan Pages on Facebook!

No More Whining!!!Enjoy the gift of ChristmasAuthors of Children’s Books  Strategic Book Group has added a new Fan Page for Authors of Children’s Books!  Please check it out!!  You can find me there, with lots of my author friends.  Don’t forget that Christmas is coming, and books make great gifts!!!

“Peter and the Whimper-Whineys” and “Santa’s Birthday Gift” by Sherrill S. Cannon

Enjoy the gift of Christmas

Enjoy the gift of Christmas

Whine Stopper!
Whine Stopper!

There are now signed copies of Peter and the Whimper-Whineys available on eBay!!! 

Also, please check out my new pages!  I have added one for Book Signings, since I had a wonderful event yesterday, August 11th, at the Shady Brook Farm in Yardley PA.  I have added another page for further news about upcoming events, as well as information about some of the other children’s books I have in progress.  I wanted to leave my Main Page dedicated to my published books, for the benefit of new readers (and hopefully fans!)  Stay tuned!

My second rhymed children’s book, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, was released in April.  It is designed to help parents cope with whining and complaining children. Peter is a small rabbit who does nothing but whine. His mother warns him that if he keeps on whining and crying, he’ll have to go live with the Whimper-Whineys.  His nocturnal adventures convince him his mother was right! If only he can get back home… The critique editor for this story wrote: “I cannot imagine any parent or guardian not wanting to read this book to their child!…Parents everywhere applaud you!”

Most of my books try to teach something, like good manners and caring for others.  Santa’s Birthday Gift is an attempt to include Santa in the meaning of Christmas. (After I read a story of the nativity to my young granddaughter, she looked at me and asked “But where’s Santa?”  The editor who critiqued this book wrote: “What a cute story! I know there are many stories about how Santa came into the picture, but this is a delightful idea behind the gifts at Christmas.” The story is best for ages 3-10, to be read to children who still believe in Santa!

I am a mother of four and a grandmother of nine. I have been writing poetry since before I could write! (My mother wrote down the poetry I wrote as a four-year-old.)  I have written six other rhymed children’s stories, as well as eight rhymed musical plays for elementary school children (which have been performed in the Philadelphia PA area since 1995.)  I love to write.  My friends and family ask me if I think in rhyme and meter, and I have to admit that sometimes this is true!