Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Magic Word by Sherrill S. Cannon

Sherrill S. Cannon

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!

About Book 

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!

A former teacher, Sherrill S. Cannon of Great Bend, Pennsylvania, is now retired and travels the country with her husband in an RV, going from coast to coast to visit their children and grandchildren, sharing her books along the way. She tends to think in rhyme and has written several children's books including Peter and the Whimper-Whineys and Santa's Birthday Gift.

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My Thoughts

This story is about a little girl named Elizabeth Keys.  Like a lot of children her age she thinks of what she wants not considering the feelings of others.

Elisabeth and her mother are planning a party for her birthday.  She has invited all of her classmates.   She finds out the hard way that because of her bad manners and her selfishness she has no friends.   None of her classmates have RSVP about coming to her party.

Why would anyone want to attend her party?  She cut in line, took things from others and would not share.
If someone did something nice for her she was rude to them.

This story is full of rhymes making it a fun way to learn the value of manners.  Especially remembering to say the Magic Word.  What can that Magic Word be?  Can you guess?

The illustrator has created the perfect characters for this story and if you pay close attention in your minds eye the story comes alive bringing the rhyming words and illustrations together in this outstanding book to teach your child a lesson about manners and making friends.

I highly recommend this book!

Rated this Book 5 candles 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.

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