Best of Summer 2013 Kid Lit Giveaway Hop

I am so happy to have met Sherrill S. Cannon through this giveaway. Sherrill is an amazing and talented author. Not only does she write books that focus on manners, but she also has a special fundraising 50% of the cost of her books goes to the CureJM Foundation to help find a cure for this incurable children’s disease. 

Dino is lucky to be receiving some books from Sherrill…and I can’t wait to link them up with the next Kid Lit Blog Hop with Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews 

I know I am interested in her book Santa’s Birthday Gift where she ties Santa into the traditional Christmas Story. I know I have always struggled to get Dino to understand…I have a feeling this book will help better than I could.

So now onto Sherrill and the giveaway

Author Sherrill S. Cannon

All five of Sherrill S. Cannon’s books are in rhyme and all try to teach something like good manners and caring for others.  In less than four years, this former teacher and grandmother of ten has won seventeen U. S. National Awards for her books, Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy,The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, and Santa’s Birthday Gift.  She has also written six published and internationally produced plays for elementary school children, which are available at All of her books are part of a CureJM Fundraiser through 

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to purchase the books and ensure that 50% of the price goes to the CureJM Foundation to help find a cure for this incurable children’s disease.


A SUPERHERO with manners! Wonder if I can get Dino to dress up as
Manner-Man for Halloween


Manner-Man is a Superhero who helps children learn how to cope with bullying, and to have good manners and consideration for others.  Using the phrase, “I am strong, and my flash is bright; and I will defend you and make things all right…” Manner-Man arrives, helping children learn about sharing and warning about not ‘hitting with words’, suggesting that if someone starts bullying, just shout out “not nice!”  Manner-Man incorporates messages and characters found within some of my earlier books, and invites children to become part of the Manner-Man team.  It reminds them that they each have their own inner superhero within themselves.

Manner-Man has won a Pinnacle Achievement Award and is a Finalist for the Readers Favorite awards, winners to be announced in



The Magic Word is one that everyone needs to learn. “Elisabeth Keys never said thank you, excuse me or please. She made fun of people, she’d argue and tease. She took what she wanted whenever she could, Elisabeth’s manners were not very good.” So begins the rhymed story of Elisabeth, who discovers her lack of friends when no one wants to come to her birthday party. Her mother suggests that she learn to be considerate of others and to say “please” as well as “thank you.” She should treat others “the way that you know you would like,” and should “think more about others and less about you.” When Elisabeth goes to school the next day, she remembers her mother’s advice and uses the magic word “please.” She also tries to become more thoughtful of others. Imagine her pleasure when she returns home to find out that her new friends are all coming to her birthday party. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if children could learn at an early age to be polite and thoughtful of others! This wonderful rhyming book will have your kids saying “please” before you know it!



How a Bully Learns to Share … “James Alexander’s nickname was Jim, But nobody would be friends with him. No one wanted to play with Jimmy, For Jim Alexander always said, “Gimme.” Thus begins the rhyming story of Jim Alexander, whose nickname was Gimme-Jimmy because he was a greedy and selfish bully. Imagine Jimmy’s concern when he found that every time he said the word “Gimme,” his hand grew larger! Jimmy was happy to discover that when he was polite and said, “Please” and “Thank you,” his hand began to shrink. He started practicing his new “Polite Rule” and found out that it was much more fun to share.

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  1. Oh these books do sound very intriguing for the ages that Dino and also my girls are. Thanks for sharing them here today and also for adding my links to the rafflecopter. You rock!! 🙂

    • YUP…Dino loves the rhymes and they really are perfect for teaching him how to react to bullies and how to stand up for his friends in a nice way.

  2. We already have “The Magic Word” and love it. We would be very excited to win either “Gimmie Jimmy” or “Manner-Man”.

    • I know, right? Dino was really listening to the words, it was easy enough for him to understand and teaches him how to react to bullies…which is a plus for me.

  3. They all look really great! I love the concept and the illustrations! Thanks for being part of the giveaway hop! I want to invite you to participate in Booknificent Thursday, my all-things book-related link-up party every Thursday at anytime you have a chance! We’d love to have you join our little reading community!

    • thanks babe for the invite, I am just now realizing that I don’t have to ;post on that day…but include the button on the post that I want to link up. I would love to link up when I do a kid lit blog hop or anything book related.

  4. I like the concept behind all three books, particularly Manner Man! My little guys are into superheros and this is a nice way to explore the topics of bullying and manners.

  5. Gimmie Jimmy is what I would like for my nieces. They stay with me for weeks at a time. I think this one would be great for them. It could help teach them to share.

  6. Manner-Man would be great to show kids how to act. But all three are great teaching tools for kids. Thanks for the chance.

    • I am so glad you gave me this opportunity Renee. Now that tI am back to work…time it tight, so I am glad I was able to do this before I went back. I love her books and feeling so blessed that I have them for Dino…especially the Santa one…love that she connected Santa to Jesus…perfection.

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