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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!!

“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!

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Review…Tristan’s new favorite!


I received an awesome review for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys from Crystal McClean this morning…just in time for Halloween!!

Here is the link: Crystals Tiny Treasures Review of Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

Peter and The Whimper-Whineys
October 17, 2014 by Crystal McClean 

Have you ever experienced periods where your children drive you crazy with whining? Come on, be honest, we’ve all suffered through this stage a time or two…or three.., well, you get the picture. There are even times when I even annoy myself by whining! Unfortunately, I’m not the perfect role model all of the time…or even most of the time, but I do try. Thankfully, Sherrill S. Cannon was also such a child, and her mother had a creative story she used to tell the children. It was called Peter And The Whimper-Whineys.

Peter and The Whimper-Whineys Review

Peter And The Whimper-Whineys was the first book written by Sherrill S. Cannon. In fact, it re-tells the story her mother had told her children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren. Sherrill thought it had such good value that she put the story to paper, using her lovely rhyming style that helps to lighten the mood in this darker book.

Peter is a little rabbit, and he’s not a very happy bunny. He has a very negative attitude. He thinks that life isn’t fair; his sister has more soup in her bowl, more jam on her roll, and he doesn’t want to share or play with her. He wants everything his way. Peter’s mother tells him that if he doesn’t calm down and stop whining, he’ll be sent away into the forest with the Whimper-Whineys.

Who are the Whimper-Whineys?
When Peter goes to bed that night, he leaves the house and finds a strange man in the forest who has come to take him to Whimper-Whiney Land. The Whimper-Whineys live deep in the forest and they spend their days crying so much that they’ve created ponds. Everything is sour in Whimper-Whiney Land. Their milk has curdled with their salty tears, and everything has gone bad. They don’t have any table-manners and are generally rude. No one is happy in Whimper-Whiney Land.

Finally Peter has had enough of the ill-mannered Whimper-Whineys and tries to head home. He doesn’t know which way to go when he stubs his toe and wakes up in his own bed once again.

With the sun shining, and his mother calling him for breakfast, Peter realizes that it has all been a dream.

What do my children think about Peter and The Whimper-Whineys?
My children were excited to receive this book from Sherrill, and as you can see, it’s this book that has Tristan’s attention!

Books in the post from Sherrill S. Cannon

Peter and The Whimper-Whineys puts a smile on the children’s face if I ask them if they are a Whimper-Whiney when the day is long and the tempers are short. It’s enough to distract them and I can redirect their attention to something else. There is a common theme among all of Sherrill’s books, and that is that you’ll find a moral in each of them. This story fits right in with the fairy tales of old. The actions of the characters have consequences (don’t talk to strangers, don’t go into the forest alone).

It can be hard when you’re stuck in a cycle of being sour and not liking things. You may not always have control over the actions of others or the things around you. However, you can have control of yourself and your own attitude. Tristan’s favourite part of the story is the final page because Peter is happy. I love that he’s such a positive kid!

I snapped this photo of Tristan having a quiet moment looking over Peter And The Whimper-Whineys before we sat down to read it.


Reading Peter and The Whimper-Whineys, great books for children

If you’d like to see a little more about this, and other books Sherrill has written (Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Santa’s Birthday Gift, or Manner Man), she has some sample pages available to read on Freado. “I love the music of words, and I try to help children hear that music…” If you like what you see, you can find out more about Sherrill on her webpage, follow her on Facebook, or learn more about raising money for the JM Foundation.

The latest press release has Sherrill being the recipient of 28 awards in total for her 6 children’s books! What an honour, and well-deserved as her books are entertaining, colourful, and also tell a real-life lesson. My children love her books, and we wonder just what she’ll be coming up with next. Sherrill has plenty of experiences to draw from when she writes. She enjoys travelling across the USA in her camper to visit with her children and grand-children. She’s also a retired elementary school teacher, which no doubt provided a treasure-trove of ideas for her books.

Do you have a Wimper-Whiney in your home? How do you deal with it? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys gets 5-Star Review in time for Halloween!



I was delighted to discover another 5-star review for Peter and the Whimper-Whineys!  Peter has been hippity-hopping along for a few years now, helping kids learn how to stop whining, and introducing them to the Whimper-Whineymen who are just a little bit scary (especially at Halloween)…Please take a look at the cute Kalpart cover… Can you see the Whineyman hiding behind the title?

At any rate, here is the lovely review I received from Lorilyn Roberts:

A Delightful Story Told in Rhyme
By Lorilyn Roberts – October 14, 2014

“I’ve read other stories by Sherrill Cannon but this is my favorite yet. As a mother of two daughters who are almost grown, I wish I’d had her books when they were little. The story is fun to read and has a wonderful ending. “Peter and the Whimper-Whineys” even speaks to me as an adult. Next time I’m tempted to complain I’ll remember the Whimper-Whineys and remind myself I don’t want to be one.

I leave for Nepal soon and plan on taking this book with me to share with the children there. “Peter and the Whimper-Whineys” is sure to be a big hit and I look forward to reading it to young ears.”

As mentioned, Lorilyn, who is the founder of the John 3:16 Marketing Network, is traveling to Nepal to deliver lots of books to the orphans there, and I have sent her my books to share with the children as well.

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.”

eBook versions available on Kindle

No More Whining!!!Sherrill S. Cannon’s two rhyming books,Enjoy the gift of Christmas

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys and Santa’s Birthday Gift are now available on Kindle.  Please take a look!  (Nook will be available soon…)

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys are entertaining children at Gamble Rogers State Park in Flagler Beach FL

No More Whining!!!Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area in Flagler Beach, FL has started a new lending library program for 4-8 year olds, and “Peter and the Whimper-Whineys” is now on their shelves!  Since we are now traveling in our RV, I hope to be able to share the story with children along the way.  No more whining campers!!!

“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!!

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 for Halloween

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys Video  Halloween is around the corner…Maybe your child would enjoy meeting a Whineyman (and learn to stop whining in the process!)  As a former teacher and grandmother of nine I offer thefollowing suggestion:  Frequently it helps for children to be read fun-stories that illustrate the unpleasantness of bad behavior and ways to correct it. Sometimes children don’t understand how annoying the sound of whining can be.  “Peter and the Whimper-Whineys” is a story of a little rabbit who does nothing but whine. This rhyming book should be read with alternating normal voice and whining voice, according to the character speaking. Children learn that Whimper-Whineyland is not a fun place to be, not just for all the whining and crying that goes on but for all the other unpleasant character traits exemplified!!! The book can be found on amazon.com where there is the read-inside-the-book feature, as well as on bn.com.