Author Highlight: Sherrill S. Cannon
The Magic Word, Santa's Birthday Gift, Gimme Jimmy, Peter And The Whimper-Whineys by Sherrill S. Cannon focus on teaching children manners and how to be considerate towards others.
WASHINGTON,DC – Multiple Award Winning Booksby Sherrill S. Cannon teaches young readers how to be respectful by sharing stories from her childhood and stories she wrote for her own children.
The Magic Word: Elisabeth Keys wasn't very nice. She teased, argued, made fun of other kids and pushed her way in line. She didn't like anyone. When it came time to invite friends to her birthday party she received no phone calls or replies in the mail.. This made Elisabeth very sad. Elisabeth realizes that the way she treated the other kids at school may not have been a good thing to do. When she starts doing random acts of kindness the kids eventually give her a chance.
Peter and the Whimper-Whineys: Peter is the whiniest rabbit on the planet. Nothing seems to make him happy. He whines if he can't be the boss when playing games with his sister. He even whines because he thinks his sister gets more soup than he does at dinner time. Peter throws tantrums and makes terrible whining noises. Finally, his mother makes him take a nap. Peter remembers his mother telling him about the Whimper-Whineys who will find him if he doesn't start being happy. While Peter is napping he awakes, not sure if he is dreaming, in a strange and unfamiliar place. Something has a hold of him. It's a Whimper-Whiney and he shows Peter their world. This does not make Peter happy at all. He wants to go home and not become a Whimper-Whiney.
Santa's Birthday Gift: If you love a great Christmas story that has a fun and interesting twist, then you will love this story. This delightful tale has both Santa and baby Jesus in the same story. How often do you see that? This gentle rhyming story revisits the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of baby Jesus. You will also be invited along to share in the story of a very famous toy maker who loved good girls and boys. Young readers will see the gifts to baby Jesus from the wise men and a very special gift he received from Santa. Soft colored illustrations really bring this wonderful story of Christmas to life.
Gimme-Jimmy: Jimmy was the mean kid at school who always took what he wanted even if it didn't belong to him. He would take toys from girls and boys. He was a bully at home too. No one liked him. Every time he would snatch something from someone he would say “Gimme.” His dad explained that if he didn't stop taking things that didn't belong to him and saying the word “Gimme” that his hand would grow bigger and bigger. But of course Jimmy didn't listen. He continued to take and when he did he would always say “Gimme.” It wasn't long before his hand grew and grew. He couldn't tie his shoes, or put on his jacket. He couldn't put on his new ball glove either. All the kids he picked at would laugh at him and the big hand he carried around with him. His father advises him to be more polite, refrain from using the word “Gimme” and perhaps we will earn the respect of his peers.
About the Author
Sherrill S. Cannon grew up in Washington DC. Sherrill and her husband raised four children and recently celebrated their 51st anniversary together. She is a retired teacher and newspaper columnist. Sherrill has also worked in theatre and has written plays for children. She now travels with her husband around the country in their RV.