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Cute Review of My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, featured on Kidsbook Friends

Winner of 7 Awards

Winner of 7 Awards

Great Review of My Fingerpaint Masterpiece from Kidsbook Friends

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, “Fingers + Paints= Masterpieces”
by hendersonintraining
http://sbpra.com/sherrillscannon/

A book that inspires kids to do art and crafts is a book to read often. Such is the case with My Fingerpaint Masterpiece. The first question out of my kids’ mouths when we’re done reading this rhyming picture books is, “Can we paint now too?” The answer is “Absolutely”. Enjoy a creative book for such a wide range of ages.

Introducing Our Featured Friend: My Fingerpaint Masterpiece
by Sherrill S. Cannon

When Ms. Gallagher’s class created their own fingerpaintings, Jimmy tried to paint his dog, but wasn’t quite sure what it looked like. On his way home, the print flew out of his hand and the wind carried it into The Rainbow Connection, an art dealer’s store. Already late for home, Jimmy decided to let it go and try to beat oncoming rain. Much to his surprise, the following week, he discovered his fingerpainting framed and in the art exhibit! Jimmy was even more surprised when the judges not only stopped to study his piece, but also picked his print as the winner.

The crowd began saying what they thought they saw in the picture . . . “the sun, a bird, a flower, a frog” . . . until finally Jimmy shouted out “No, it’s really my dog.” But they didn’t see a dog and they didn’t see a signature! No one believed that a child could really win a real art contest. But, Jimmy and Ms. Gallagher’s class know the truth.

“We like my painting and so do the kids,
But my print should be hanging at home on our fridge.
They think a real artist hung it in the show!!”
And if ever you need me to prove this is so,
Just come to my town and you know what you’ll see?
My masterpiece print in the art gallery!!!

Inviting You To Become FRIENDS with Jimmy:
A Little Lesson Plan for School, Home, or Story Time

Feel, Relate, Imagine, Explore, Navigate, Develop, Share

F- How do you feel when someone likes your artwork?

R- Can you relate to Jimmy when we wasn’t quite sure what he created in his finger painting?

I- Imagine that you could enter any artwork in a contest. Which of your prints would you select? If you don’t have one done yet, what would you like to paint?

E- Explore Ed Emberley’s Complete FunPrint Drawing Book and discover creative animals, objects, flowers, figures, and more that you can make with your fingers and paint:

Fingerprint Artist’s Stamp Pad
http://www.lakeshorelearning.com Fingerprint Artist’s Stamp Pad
http://thereisabookforthat.com/tag/ed-emberley/

N- Navigate your way through one of our favorite sites for art ideas:
http://artfulparent.com/painting-activities-kids-60-ideas

D- Develop your own art gallery in your room to display your favorite masterpieces. You could even organize a neighborhood art show!

S- Share your art by making finger paint masterpieces into cards for your friends for occasions like birthdays. A homemade card is a true treasure.

Enjoy Sherrill S. Cannon’s Books at: http://sbpra.com/sherrillscannon/
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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

Great Review for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys! Remember, Easter is coming soon – and Peter is a Rabbit!

Thank you to Naila Moon for this awesome review!!!

Whine-Stopper!  Happy Easter!!

Whine-Stopper! Happy Easter!!

Summary:
“In a house in the forest all covered with vines, Lived a very small rabbit who did nothing but whine.” Thus begins the rhymed story of Peter and the Whimper-Whineys. Peter’s mother warns him that if he cannot stop whining and crying, he’ll have to go live with the Whimper-Whineys. His adventure continues as he later hops into the woods and finds lots of frightening Whimper-Whineymen! He discovers that the Whimper-Whineys are very ill-mannered and rude, and that everything is sour in Whimper-Whineland. He decides his mother was right…If only he can get back home…!

My review:
I think if there was one book to read to children about being whiney, this is it! I loved the re-hashed family story that the author put her own spin to. Apparently, this story had been told by her own mother many times over, the author simply put it to rhyme. She did that very well, I might add.

This story is meant to be a “moral” story making note of consequences for ones actions. I was totally immersed! Even being adult, I got it and kids would too.

The illustrations were top notch which is quite interesting since they were all in dark and muted colors for most of the book. This may seem odd for a children’s book but actually it is quite purposeful in this case and worked well.

Every kid, everywhere, needs to read this book. 5 stars without a doubt!

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!

Cute Note from a Favorite Fan!

Ashlyn's Manner-Man Salute

Ashlyn’s Manner-Man Salute

Cute birthday note from a favorite fan!!

Happy birthday to the best children’s author, in my opinion, the modem day Dr. Seuss. Love your books, please keep them coming, Ashlyn still goes around with the Manner-Man salute. We Love your books, that is what got her interested in reading. Thank you.

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