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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!

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

Dec. 6-13, Sherrill S. Cannon Interview on www.lindaweaverclarke.blogspot.com

Enjoy the gift of ChristmasWhine-Stopper for KidsLinda Weaver Clarke has selected Sherrill S. Cannon for her Author Interview and Book Give-Away for the week of Dec. 6-13.  Both Santa’s Birthday Gift and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys will be featured, and a signed copy of each will be available for a drawing from all readers submitting comments about the books.  Please check out Linda’s blogsite at www.lindaweaverclarke.blogspot.com to see her recent interviews as well. (Thank you John Kremer for the Marketing Tip!)

“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!

Whine-Stopper! Help children stop whining!

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys by Sherrill S. Cannon is a great book for parents who have children who whine (almost all!)  Check out the book at amazon.com (where the read-inside-the-book is a feature) and also barnes&noble.com.  I am now consolidating my blogs on www.sherrillcannon.com  See you there!

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys now available at amazon.com and bn.com

No More Whining!

No one likes a whiner!  Finally, a children’s book to help parents cope with whining and complaining children. Peter is “a very small rabbit who did nothing but whine.” And, of course, no one wants to be around anyone who is always whining, so Peter is not a very popular rabbit.

One day Peter’s mother warns him that if he cannot stop whining, he will have to go live with the Whimper-Whineys. And no one wants to do that!

 This fun rhymed children’s adventure follows Peter as he hops into the woods and finds himself amid a group of frightening Whimper-Whineymen! He discovers that the Whimper-Whineys are ill-mannered and rude, and that it’s not very pleasant in Whimper-Whineland.

Will Peter learn to stop whining?