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?
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B002XVS498
Thank you so much for this interview, Sherrill. I hope my followers will check out your books.