Tag Archives: Please and Thank You

Book-signing Event for WECF Summit

Enjoy (Please!)I had a very successful Booksigning for the WECF Summit conference in PinnacleAchievementAwardNashville, TN. I shared the author table with Jean Chatzky, the Financial Editor of the NBC Enjoy the gift of ChristmasTodayShow!    She


was one of the speakers at the conference. I gave her copies of my books and got a signed copy of one of hers.  Author Connie Elder was also at the table. It was a wonderful experience. My website benefitting the WECF will remain active, for anyone 2011-silverinterested in benefitting scholarships and programs for girls and women.WECFSigning


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The Magic Word – Reviewed by Australian Vicki Stanton’s Buzz Words Magazine

Enjoy (Please!)The Magic Word has received a lovely review from Australian Vicki Stanton in her Buzz Words Magazine!  Australian Reviewer enjoys The Magic Word

Almost every child must have been told at one point to use ‘the magic word’. In Sherrill S. Cannon’s The Magic Word Elisabeth Keys has never said thank you, excuse me, or please. The results for the little girl are devastating when she discovers that not one person has accepted her invitation to her birthday party. After a rethink, and a change in her behaviour so that she considers others, 2011-goldElisabeth is delighted that her classmates now like her and accept her invitation.

The Magic Word is written in rhyme and the story moves quickly. The ending is predictable though satisfying for a child reader. The colourful computer-generated illustrations reflect Pinnacle Awardthe text detailing the change in Elisabeth from a selfish, stroppy child to one that respects those around her. The Magic Word has won three awards: a Gold Readers Favorite Award, a NABE Pinnacle Achievement Winner Award, and a Global eBook Finalist Award. The Magic Word would be a useful tool for parents and teachers to reinforce the importance of Dan_Poynter_finalist_GOLDsocial skills. Australians can buy through any online store and the book is printed and shipped from Melbourne.

(The other books will have reviews posted on Oct 5th and Oct 9th. Stay tuned!)

Beautiful Books for Children reviews Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

No More Whining!!!

  2011-bronzeI just received a lovely review from Beautiful Books For Children which I’d like to share!

Beautiful Books for Children reviews Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

2011 Readers Favorites Awards: Gold, Silver and Bronze!

2011-goldI am thrilled to share the news that all three of my children’s books are winners in the 2011 Readers Favorites Awards.  

Enjoy (Please!)The Magic Word is a Gold Winner in Children – Concept




Enjoy the gift of ChristmasSanta’s Birthday Gift is a Silver Winner in Children – K-3rd Fable2011-silver




No More Whining!!!Peter and the Whimper-Whineys is a Bronze Winner in Children – K-3rd Fable2011-bronze

The Magic Word has received a Global eBook Finalist Award!

Enjoy (Please!)The Magic Word has received a Dan Poynter’s GlobalDan_Poynter_finalist_GOLD eBook Finalist Award – one of three Childrens Picture Book Finalists. 



 For a full list of finalists and winners go to:

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!