Peter and the Whimper-Whineys:
by Sherrill S Cannon
[Book Description by author: “In a house in the forest all covered with vines, Lived a very small rabbit who did nothing but whine.” Thus begins the rhymed story of Peter and the Whimper-Whineys. Peter’s mother warns him that if he cannot stop whining and crying, he’ll have to go live with the Whimper-Whineys. His adventure continues as he later hops into the woods and finds lots of frightening Whimper-Whineymen! He discovers that the Whimper-Whineys are very ill-mannered and rude, and that everything is sour in Whimper-Whineland. He decides his mother was right…If only he can get back home.]
Sherrill S. Cannon’s book, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys is an absolute delight! The rhythm, the cadence, and indeed the story itself are so lyrical, one is bound to feel the urge to “hippity, hoppity, hop” along with Peter the rabbit.
What can one say but that…
Surprised I am not, at Ms. Cannon’s Success,
Recipient of Seventeen National Awards, no less.
For her tales, so delightful, music to one’s ear,
Go on then and get them for the kids you hold dear.
Read them the story of Peter the bunny,
Who changed his demeanor from sour to sunny.
Visit the land of the Whimper-Whineys Nation,
And discover the reason for the big transformation.
Review written by Sarah Mazor, Publisher of MazorBooks: