Sherrill’s Books and Covers
Here are my book covers, with award stickers included:
Santa’sBirthday Gift (2009) is an attempt to include Santa in the meaning of Christmas. (After I read a story of the nativity to my young granddaughter, she looked at me and asked “But where’s Santa?” The editor who critiqued this book wrote: “What a cute story! I know there are many stories about how Santa came into the picture, but this is a delightful idea behind the gifts at Christmas.” The story is best for ages 3-10, to be read to children who still believe in Santa! This book received a 2011 National Indie Excellence Finalist Award, and a 2011 Readers Favorite Silver Medal.
My second rhymed children’s book, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys ( 2010) is designed to help parents cope with whining and complaining children. Peter is a small rabbit who does nothing but whine. His mother warns him that if he keeps on whining and crying, he’ll have to go live with the Whimper-Whineys. His nocturnal adventures convince him his mother was right! If only he can get back home… The critique editor for this story wrote: “I cannot imagine any parent or guardian not wanting to read this book to their child!…Parents everywhere applaud you!” This book is a 2011 Readers Favorite Bronze Medal Winner and also a USA Best Books Finalist Award Winner.
My third book was released in February 2011. The Magic Word is about the word “Please”. All of my children and grandchildren know about this word, and I hope yours do too! This book has received a NABE Pinnacle Achievement Award for Summer 2011, was a 2011 Gold Medal Winner of the Readers Favorites Awards, and has also received a Global eBook Finalist Award. It is now also a Finalist in the 2012 Reader Views Awards!
I am a mother of four and a grandmother of nine. I have been writing poetry since before I could write! (My mother wrote down the poetry I wrote as a four-year-old.)
I have also written six published rhymed musical plays for elementary school children (which have been performed nationally and
internationally.) I love to write. My friends and family ask me if I think in rhyme and meter, and I have to admit that sometimes this is true!
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My fourth book, Gimme-Jimmy was released this spring and has already won both a 2012 Readers Favorite Silver Medal and a 2012 NABE Pinnacle Achievement Award. It is about a bully who learns to share.