Sunday, May 1, 2016

Interview with Children’s Author Sherrill Cannon

Sherrill S. Cannon is a former teacher and grandmother of ten, who is also an Award-Winning Author! Her multi-cultural books have received thirty-six 2011-15 National and International awards. Most of her books try to teach something, like good manners and consideration for others. She also fundraises for CureJM and imbullyfree.

The Golden Rule is a great reminder of how we should treat one another, for both children and adult alike. The storyline is cute, beginning with two children searching for a "golden ruler" that is said to be very valuable but then realize they misunderstood. Sherrill Cannon wrote: "It's a rule that you live by, to give and to share, A way to treat others to show that you care." This is a great reminder for the adult reading to a child and fun for children to listen to in rhyme.” –Author Linda Weaver Clarke

Welcome back to my blog, Sherrill. Here is the synopsis of your new children’s book, The Golden Rule.

What if you treated others the way you’d like to be treated?  What if everyone did that?  What kind of world could there be?  Robert and Kait decide to look for a golden ruler that their Mom has told them about, only to find out that she had meant Rule instead of ruler.  What is this “Golden Rule”, and what does it mean?  Please join in the children’s quest to discover how to follow the golden rule and share it with others, and meet many of the classroom friends you have met in previous books!

Where did you get your inspiration for this story?

This is the subliminal message of all my books, so I thought I would write this book to be more specific and to try to suggest ways that children can try to follow the Golden Rule in a more kid-friendly way than “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  So I use “Treat others the way you’d like them to treat you.”

All of your children’s books are done in rhyme. Will you please give us a few lines from your book to let my readers see what your style is like?

“Try to help others who have less than you,
And I think you will find that you’re happier too!
Help stop the bullies by forming a team
To protect smaller kids from the ones who are mean!
No matter the color of anyone’s skin,
It’s not just the outside – it’s what is within.
For we must be thankful for all that we have,
And try to be kind to the ones who are sad.”

Please tell us a little about the main character in this book.

The main characters are a brother and sister who have heard their mother talking about a golden ruler, not realizing that she meant “The Golden Rule”.  They work together to share with their friends what they learn about the meaning of the Golden Rule and how to apply it in their lives.

Where can my readers find you online?

Thank you so much for this interview, Sherrill. I hope my followers will check out your books.


Joana Arteaga said...

the book sounds really good

Ashley Martinez said...

Sounds interesting. It would be awesome for my daughter. Thanks for the chance

lildevilgirl22 said...

I would love this for my son

Tara O. said...

This book sounds wonderful for my daughter. SHe is in grade K and I'm currently teaching her the Golden Rule! I thought the interview was cute!

Nancy Luebke said...

I like to get these kind of books that have these kind of messages for my grandkids. They can't hear those kind of messages too often. Two of my grandchildren have started reading and the third isn't too far behind. Thanks for this opportunity.
Nancy Luebke

apple blossom said...

This book sounds like an excellent one thanks for the chance to win a copy

Kreaka said...

I love that the author is wanting to emphasize the golden rule!

Thanks for this giveaway...

Sonja said...

Nice book to help kids understand this concept better.

Tammy D said...

This book sounds really great, my son would love it, thanks for the giveaway

Crystal Cox said...

I love that it includes bullying it seems to be much worse and the Golden Rule is a great way to help teach younger children :)


Penny said...

There should be more books like this! Thanks for the giveaway.
penny dot olson at gmail dot com

Tanya Guthrie said...

This book sounds great! A good way to keep pushing what I've been telling my boys! My email is tanyamarieward(at)hotmail(dot)com

Daniel M said...

looks interesting - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway. This looks like a wonderful book with a great message.

I'm entering on behalf of an underfunded New York primary school trying to build a library. I'd love to see this book in the hands of these kids. So, if I'm lucky enough to win, I'll be donating my prize to the school.

Linda Weaver Clarke said...

Thank you for stopping by, everyone. Congratulations to Stephanie. Sherrill will be mailing a copy to you.