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by Sherrill S. Cannon

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How a Bully Learns to Share … “James Alexander’s nickname was Jim, But nobody would be friends with him. No one wanted to play with Jimmy, For Jim Alexander always said, “Gimme.”

Thus begins the rhyming story of Jim Alexander, whose nickname was Gimme-Jimmy because he was a greedy and selfish bully. Imagine Jimmy’s


How a Bully Learns to Share … “James Alexander’s nickname was Jim, But nobody would be friends with him. No one wanted to play with Jimmy, For Jim Alexander always said, “Gimme.”

Thus begins the rhyming story of Jim Alexander, whose nickname was Gimme-Jimmy because he was a greedy and selfish bully. Imagine Jimmy’s concern when he found that every time he said the word “Gimme,” his hand grew larger!

Jimmy was happy to discover that when he was polite and said, “Please” and “Thank you,” his hand began to shrink. He started practicing his new “Polite Rule” and found out that it was much more fun to share.

Author Sherrill S. Cannon wrote three children’s books that garnered prestigious awards in 2011. In less than two years, this award-winning grandmother of nine had three books and five children’s plays published. Gimme-Jimmy is her fourth book.

Her earlier book The Magic Word received a Readers Favorite Gold Medal, a NABE Pinnacle Achievement Award and a Global eBook Finalist Award; Santa’s Birthday Gift received a National Indie Excellence Finalist Award and a Readers Favorite Silver Medal; and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys won a Readers Favorite Bronze Medal and a USA Best Books Finalist Award. These three award-winning titles are all available as eBooks, and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys is also available as an app.

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Strategic Book Publishing
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Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

A former teacher, Sherrill S. Cannon of Great Bend, Pennsylvania, is retired and travels the country with her husband in an RV, going from coast to coast to visit their children and grandchildren, sharing her wonderfully rhyming books along the way.

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Gimme-Jimmy 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Donalisa More than 1 year ago
Sherrill does it again! She has written another great book that will teach children morals in an enjoyable, non preachy way. Gimme-Jimmy is beautifully rhymed story about a bully named Jimmy. He snatches and takes what is not his. He never asks. He is very rude and always demanding "Gimme". He learns a valuable lesson when his hand swells to an enormous size. He must be polite and not say "Gimme" for his hand to return to its normal size. My favorite part is Jimmy's New Polite Rule: "To try to treat others as I'd like to be, To try to see things the way others might see, To try to be helpful, and do what is right, And to try at all times to be very polite!" The illustrations as always, are excellent. I have used this in therapy with my young clients and one of my four year old clients now wants to read it every session. We say the polite rule and she chimes in very loudly the last word of every sentence. Great job, Ms Cannon!
Ravenswood_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Book Title: "Gimme Jimmy” Author: Sherrill S. Cannon Published By: Strategic Book Publishing Age Recommended: 3+ Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard Raven Rating: 5 Review: Delightful, adorable and hilarious. When little Jimmy Alexander is warned by his father that his unwillingness to share and his inability to politely ask for things will eventually cause him trouble, he refuses to listen. Until, of course, he realizes that every time he says the word ‘gimme’ his hand grows. Before long his hand is practically dragging along the floor and he begins to realize that he must change his ways before it is too late. Sherrill S. Cannon’s books have a fantastic way of telling a story in such a vivid and imaginative way that children will not only learn good morals from her books, but will want to read them and have them read to them, time and time again. If you are looking for the best possible story books for your child or grandchildren you must look for her books! I have fallen in love with them all and I know you will too!
EmilyMM More than 1 year ago
Sherrill S. Cannon is a master at writing such delightful children’s books. They both teach a lesson without talking down to the child and tell a wonderful story. The illustrations always go wonderfully with the books. I have read all of her children’s books and each one gets better. Gimme-Jimmy is an amusing story of young Jimmy who has a tendency to be selfish and always demanding instead of asking. Sherrill S. Cannon, has a natural gift for writing for the young, her rhyming verses go a long way to helping a child learn both reading and the lesson at hand in an charming, fun-filled way. Even though written for the very young they do take one back to their own childhood lessons and days.
penandtome More than 1 year ago
This story is about a self-centered boy who suffers the consequences of bullying. It has a strong message about manners, sharing, and how to behave with others. The pictures and rhyming format will make it popular with younger children. The illustrations nicely complement the text. This is a good book to share with children who bully others and those who suffer from bullying.
LAWonder More than 1 year ago
Do you know anyone who has a problem with sharing? Do you know anyone who seems selfish? If so, this is the perfect book for them. Jimmy is nicknamed, by the kids at school, Jimmy-Gimme because whatever he wants, he just says Gimme! He then takes it from wherever it is at OR from whoever has it! His daddy tried to talk to him about it but Jimmy did not listen nor obey. However, one day Jimmy encountered a big problem...then bigger....then even Bigger! This has a bit of the fantastic in it but it definitely gets the main point achieved. It is all accomplished through rhyme to enhance the child's thoughts and direct them toward poetry. Rhyme is an easy way for children to learn and memorize. The illustrations, by Kalpart, are truly wonderful and clear. These are books which need to be in every pre-school and elementary school library. They should also be in every home where they are toddlers and young children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great read for little kids! I have an almost 5 year old and a 1 year old. I hear "Gimme" way too often to like. After reading this book, I heard please and thank you more and way less gimmes. We won't mention that I'm quick to point out his hand might grow should the 5 yr old say "Gimme". I loved it. It was a good quick read, perfect for bed time. And it teaches a valuable lesson. I recommend it for all parents going through that tough stage of "gimme". It's a great read.
Its_Time_Mamaw More than 1 year ago
[bookcover:Gimme-Jimmy|13604735] Jimmy is a bully. He does not like to share anything. The kids at school gave him the nickname Gimme Jimmy. His real name is James Alexander. His bad manners even extend to his own home. His father tried to explain to Jimmy that he would not have any friends if he did not learn some manners and start being polite to others. If he continue to be so rude his hand would grow until it touched the ground. Of course Jimmy didn't listen and every time he said gimme his hand got bigger and bigger. How will he eat, write or play on the computer? Will the other kids make fun of him or feel sorry for him? This is a wonderful book to teach children the perils of being a bully and how important it is be polite to other. Bullies do not make friends that make trouble. This is a marvelous ryhming tale of bad manners and rude behavior. The illustrations are colorful and there are even surprise hidden objects and people to be found. I highly recommend this book. Disclosure I received a free copy of this from the author for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.
Dellani_Oakes More than 1 year ago
Jimmy is the most selfish, bullying kid around. If someone has something he wants, he takes it – until one day something terrible happens and Jimmy learns to give up his selfish ways. Children read about what happens to Jimmy, learning that such behavior isn't nice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mymcbooks More than 1 year ago
My Review: Sherrill Cannon had done it again with another amazing story about a boy named Jimmy who is a bully and therefore nick-named “Gimme- Jimmy”. Jimmy always said, Gimme my toys, Gimme my book. He will grab toys and books that did not belong to him from girls and snatch from boys. Because of his behavior he didn’t have any friends. Jimmy wasn’t only a bully at school but at home as well. His father told him that he must learn to share or his greed may show up in the size of his hand and that the more he takes from people the more his hand will grow in size. But did Jimmy listen to his father and did his hand grow from saying the word GIMME? Will a polite attitude help Jimmy? The best part in this book is that the bully was the one who had the problem because anytime he mentioned the word “Gimme” his hand enlarges. This book will teach any child the importance of sharing and that being a bully is no fun. This book has great art works by Kalpart which helps tell the story. I highly recommend this book. Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.
Jannifer_Powelson More than 1 year ago
"Gimme-Jimmy" is another amazing story by Sherrill Cannon. Similar to Cannon's other books, "Gimme-Jimmy" uses beautifully crafted rhyming verse that makes reading this book great fun. The catchy text will charm children into learning to be on their best behavior. Cannon's books do a wonderful job of teaching manners to children in an entertaining "manner". In "Gimme-Jimmy", Jimmy swaggers around, acting like a bully and being demanding and rude. Jimmy's father talks to Jimmy about his behavior and mentions that if Jimmy's actions do not improve, his hand will grow larger and larger, from snatching things that are not his. Soon Jimmy notices changes in the size of his hand, and before he knows it, his hand is so swollen that he can barely move or use it. Jimmy reforms, and his hand begins to slowly shrink back to its normal size. Jimmy learns a valuable lesson and even drafts "Jimmy's New Polite Rule". As Jimmy's hand grows smaller, his circle of friends grows larger. This book does a "swell" job of teaching the importance of good manners and behavior. An engaging and rhythmic storyline, along with striking and colorful illustrations, will keep young readers interested in "Gimme-Jimmy" from start to finish. For children who have read Cannon's other manners books, "Peter and the Whimper-Whineys" and "The Magic Word", it is fun to find references to these popular books hidden within "Gimme-Jimmy". After reading "Gimme-Jimmy", children will come away with an understanding of how to better treat others.