- Paperback: 28 pages
- Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing (January 3, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1622124782
- ISBN-13: 978-1622124787
- Source: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
- Rating: 5/5
- Flames: 0
"I am strong, and my flash is bright,
And I will defend you and make things all right..."
These are the magic words to call upon Manner-Man - a superhero who can help control bullies and teach children ways to be considerate of others.
Manner-Man arrives, shouting "To the Rescue", helping children learn about sharing and warning about not 'hitting with words.' He teaches that if someone starts pushing, just shout out "not nice!"
Meet the children who form the Manner-Man team and find out how to join!
Manner-Man incorporates messages and characters found within some of Cannon's earlier books - helping children learn how to cope with bullies and look within themselves for their inner superhero!
This is the fifth rhyming children's book by this award-winning author whose other bestselling books include Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys and Santa's Birthday Gift.
Sherrill Cannon has done it again. Much like her book Gimme-Jimmy, this book is full of valuable lessons that kids get. It helps break things down in a way that children really understand.
This book in particular, really got my five year working on his manners. That's something any parent can be glad to hear. Sherrill just has a way with words that connects with kids and they want to be like what they heard or read.
I can't wait to see what she comes up with next! I highly recommend this book for all parents!
(taken from Amazon Authors)
I am a mother of four and a grandmother of ten, and I am also an Award-Winning Best-Selling Author! My books have received twelve 2011-12 National awards!! "The Magic Word" winner of six awards, has received a 2011 Reader Views Literary Second Place Award, a 2012 Indie Next Gen Finalist Award and a 2012 IBA Finalist Award, as well as its 2011 Readers Favorite Gold Medal, a 2011 NABE Pinnacle Achievement Award, and a Global eBook Finalist Award. "The Magic Word" is currently ranked #1 in Children's Popularity. My Christmas book, "Santa's Birthday Gift", has received a 2011 Readers Favorite Silver Medal and also a 2011 National Indie Excellence Award - and "Peter and the Whimper-Whineys" has received a 2011 Readers Favorite Bronze Award as well as a USA Best Books Finalist Award! "Gimme-Jimmy" won a 2012 Readers Favorite Silver medal and a 2012 NABE Pinnacle Achievement Award! What an amazing time!!! My newest book, "Manner-Man", has just been released!
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 written five published rhymed children's stories - as well as six published rhymed musical plays for elementary school children, which have been performed internationally in the UK, Germany, Ireland, and others as well as the US. 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!
Most of my books try to teach something, like good manners and caring for others. "Santa's Birthday Gift" 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 story is best for ages 3-9, to be read to children who still believe in Santa!
"Peter and the Whimper-Whineys"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... A review 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!"
"The Magic Word" has won several awards and is available on amazon and bn.com and other internet book sites. It is a story of a little girl who has to learn to say Please! It stresses the importance of good manners and thinking of others.
"Gimme-Jimmy", is a story about how a bully learns to share, and seems to have become popular quickly! Jimmy's New Polite Rule stresses thinking of others and being polite.
"Manner-Man" is about Superhero who helps children cope with bullies, and look within themselves for their own inner superhero. It incorporates many of the characters in m previous books, as well as their character traits. Consideration for others is a constant theme!
All of my books are also part of two fund-raising efforts: http://sbpra.com/curejm/ is for the CureJM Foundation, to help find a cure for Juvenile Myositis, an incurable children's disease - and also http://sbpra.com/WECF for the Women's Economic Council Foundation, supporting scholarships and programs for girls and women. 50% of the cost of the books is donated to the fundraising cause.
Here's a little bit of my background: A real-live Eloise, I grew up in the Willard Hotel in Washington DC (my Dad was the manager), was married and lived in Northern Virginia for twenty years where my husband and I raised our four children. We later moved to the Philadelphia PA suburbs where we lived for fourteen years before moving to the Binghamton NY area where we are now living. We celebrated our 52nd wedding anniversary in June! We are now retired, and we travel in our RV from the east coast to the west coast each year to spend time with our children and grandchildren. I have had a varied career: I was a teacher and coach for ten years in the Washington DC area, and then became a "stay-at-home-Mom" who in my spare-time was a professional newspaper sports photographer and columnist for several years when our boys were playing competitive soccer. When our girls became interested in theater, I became a Dinner Theatre Company Stage Manager (as well as lighting and sound technician) and also was an Assistant Talent Manager for Cathy Parker Talent when our youngest daughter was doing commercials and professional modeling in NYC. When we relocated to the Binghamton NY area, I became the Business Administrator for a software development company handling payroll and contracts. Now I have time to write, when I'm not marketing (which is the other half of writing.) I spent many years collaborating with my daughter on rhymed musical plays for her elementary school, and now six of our plays, "Have You Seen My Little Lamb", "The King's Spell","When You Wish Upon a Star...fish", "The Wonderful World of Weather", "ABC December" and "We Have Character" are available at Lazy Bee Scripts - www.lazybeescripts.co.uk. The plays have already had many performances in both the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as Ireland, Germany, United Arab Emirates and Botswana!
There are also video trailers for my books on You Tube. Please visit my website/blog at http://www.sherrillcannon.com and also my Strategic Book Group Author Fan Page on Facebook, www.tinyurl.com/Author-Sherrill-S-Cannon and become a fan! Please let me hear from you!