Thursday, June 14, 2012

THE LITTLE GNOME written by Sheri Fink, illustrated by Mary Erickson Washam

About Sheri 

Sheri Fink is a best-selling children’s author who’s passionate about childhood literacy and self-esteem. Her first book, The Little Rose, has been a #1 best-seller on Amazon for over 45 weeks and became the #1 Top-Rated Children’s eBook on Amazon. Her second inspirational children’s book, The Little Gnome, was published in March 2012 and debuted at #1 on the Amazon best-seller list. 

Interview with Sheri 

What do you write? 
I’m Sheri Fink, the author of the #1 best-selling children’s books, The Little Rose and The Little Gnome. I write books that inspire and delight children while planting seeds of self-esteem that can have lifelong benefit. I am so happy and grateful to be living my dream! 

What has been your favorite part of your author journey so far?
 For me, the best parts of being an author are hearing that your book has an impact in the lives of children and being able to help others achieve their dreams. I love receiving fan mail and hearing stories from the children and adults who have fallen in love with The Little Rose and The Little Gnome. I am so grateful to my readers and hope that The Whimsical World of Sheri Fink continues to make a positive difference in the lives of children worldwide. 

Which author most inspires you? 
I’m very inspired by J.K. Rowling. Before I read the first Harry Potter book, it had been a long time since I stayed up all night reading a book because I just had to know what happened. I love that her books and her characters are so full of heart. Reading her series and hearing her inspiring personal story really moved me and enabled me to see new possibilities for my writing. 

What’s your favorite quote? 
I have a few favorites: 
"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it." ~ Chinese Proverb

 "Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down." ~ Ray Bradbury 

 "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~ Dr. Seuss 

What’s next for you? 
My next book is Exploring the Garden with The Little Rose and it will be published in October. It’s designed for children ages 2-5 to help them learn the alphabet and garden vocabulary. It’ll feature many of the characters from The Little Rose, The Little Gnome, and upcoming books. We finished writing The Little Rose play recently and I’m looking forward to it debuting later this year. I’m also at work on my next book in The Little Series, The Little Firefly, which will be published in 2013. 

Where can we learn more about you and your books? 
You can find me online at and on Facebook at 

The Little Gnome is Sheri Fink's second inspirational children's book. 

Published on March 22, 2012, The Little Gnome debuted at #1 on the Amazon Best-seller List. 

Set in a Victorian garden, The Little Gnome is a heartwarming tale about an adorable garden gnome experiencing the wonder of the four seasons for the first time. When Summer changes to Fall and then to Winter, the Little Gnome learns to look for the good in change. The enchanting story helps kids of all ages embrace change while learning about the seasons.

The Little Gnome is the perfect gift for the special children in your life who are facing changes such as moving, starting a new school, marriage, divorce, new siblings, struggling with peer pressure, and more.

 My Thoughts 

The Little Gnome loves to visit with his friends and enjoy the flowers and beauty in the Victorian garden. He loves the warmth, sound and sights. At night the moon and stars are mesmerizing. Then things start to change the days are shorter, garden begins to change and the temperature changes.

I have to admit I know nothing about gnomes. So I searched the definition of gnome here is the short of it. Get it short... "A legendary dwarfish creature supposed to guard the earth's treasures underground."
He sounds like a very important little fella.

The author writes about this darling Little Gnome in such a way to teach our children the changes in the seasons. The child will easily be able to understand each season as they change from one season to the next. She not only does a great job about describing the changing in the seasons but she also describes the mood and confusion the little gnome experiences within the changes of the season. Then when the seasons come full circle and he found out it happens every year over and over again he became happy and looked forward to the changes of each seasons.

I describe the illustrations as soft and pleasing to the eyes. They are cuddly, warm and comforting. She has created calm illustrations for the child while enjoying the story about the Little Gnome. The writing and the illustrations come together as one in The Little Gnome. If the child can not read they will easily be able to understand the meaning of the story from the illustrations with no problem.

I highly recommend this book.

I rate this darling book 5 out of 5.

I received a free copy of this book from the author for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I've seen this book around, but hadn't cracked it. Thanks for the review and the interview. She sounds like a wonderful person and I totally want to get these books for my tiny nieces and nephews, now!


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