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Peter And The Whimper-Whineys

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by Sherrill S. Cannon

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"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


"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...! According to a recent Critique, "I cannot imagine any parent or guardian not wanting to read this book to their child!... Parents everywhere applaud you!"
Sherrill S. Cannon is also the author of the popular Santa's Birthday Gift, published by Eloquent Books in November, 2009. Cannon, a former teacher, enjoys the creative process and says her goal in each book is to teach good manners, as well as caring for others. She is already working on several new children's books.

Publisher's Web site: http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/PeterAndTheWhimper-Whineys.html

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Strategic Book Group, LLC
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Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.08(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Peter and the Whimper-Whineys 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Love2Teach333 More than 1 year ago
If you are a mother or a teacher, or both (like me!) you are going to love Peter and the Whimper-Whineys! This book hooks the reader even before turning the first page- with its clever title and illustration of the adorable main character, Peter, on the cover! It also peaks the reader's interest with the glimpse of the whimper-whineyman behind the bush. My First Graders wanted to see him the most, and were so excited when he was finally revealed in the story! This story teaches a lesson in the importance of not whining while creating a memorable reference to what could happen after too much of it!!! This book is perfect for younger children as a read-aloud and for older children as a read-together. Children of all ages will love the rhythm and rhyme, and the illustrations that are set in the forest at night are exciting and mysterious! ENJOY!!!
Mymcbooks More than 1 year ago
My Review: Peter is a small rabbit who is always whining and crying from morning till night. His mother told him if he doesn’t stop whining an old Whimper-Whineys will take him to live with them in a land far away, where he can join them in whining and crying all day. And when he started whining and crying, standing up on his chair completing about his sister having more soup than him, he was sent off to bed. He wished he was outside and suddenly, he found himself outside in the woods in the Whimper-Whineyland. He came across a group of whineymen, sitting on the ground crying. Peter did not like their behavior when they got up to eat. They grabbed all the food, ate fast with their dirty hands kicking and shoving each other. Peter decided to leave as the whimper-whineymen was impossibly rude. He promised himself to become a happy and good rabbit. But was he able to get back home and change his ways? This award wining book is a must have if you have small children. It is funny and educational at the same time. When children don’t have things go their way they whine and cry to gain attention. I like the illustration by the Kalpart team which helps not only to bring the story to life but helps capture the look of the whimper-whineys. 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.
KidLitWriter More than 1 year ago
After hearing Peter whine and cry all day about everything and everyone, meaning his little sister, Mom sends Peter to bed early with a warning. Peter must stop whining and crying, or the Whimper-Whineys will take him deep in the forest to Whimper-Whineland. When Peter hears a noise outside and goes to check it out, and old man who looked like he had just finished crying found him. If this sad, old guy is a Whimper-Whiney, Pete will be off to Whimper-Whineland. Do you think Peter will like living in Whimper-Whineland or try to get back home? The Kalparta illustrators did a wonderful job capturing the look of the whimper-whineys, their home deep in the woods, and Peter's home, which drastically contrasted the whiner's home. Ms. Cannon again writes in rhyme. The words will easily roll off a reader's tongue and sound whimsical to those listening. This is a good book for classrooms in schools and those in homes. There is not a word of preaching or moralizing. Kids will get the message in an easy and fun way, a way which will help them remember the message and apply what they have learned. Ms. Cannon is a retired teacher. All those years of reading stories to her students might have helped be the wonderful writer she is today. I am surprised this story did not win any awards when it came out in 2010. Note: received from author
AMTLBJ More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my two year old grandson. I enjoyed reading it to him, as much as he enjoyed listening to it. The cadence and flow of the rhyme throughout the story was lovely. The story itself teaches how whining does not necessarily mean one shall get their own way. Message finally sent home via the 'what could happen if you whine too much,' part of the book. The illustrations are vivid and bright and kept my grandson's attention. I look forward to hearing more of Peter, regardless of the whining. Amanda M. Thrasher Author of Mischief in the Mushroom Patch & A Fairy Match in the Mushroom Patch
BookLover63 More than 1 year ago
I've been reading this book to my 2 1/2 year old and he LOVES the story and all the illustrations. It has been helpful in explaining to him why whining is so annoying! Now when he whines we tell him he might have to go live with the Whimper Whineys and he says "no no Mommy!" The rhymed style of the book makes reading it to him fun for both of us!
KimShaffer More than 1 year ago
My four year old daughter Mae says: It was pretty nice, I liked it. And it's very funny. Whimper Whineyland is not fun. I thought Peter should be happy the next day. I don't think whining and crying is a good thing to do. And you don't get what you want when you do that. I hope she remembers this every day! Peter and the Whimper-Whineys is a great book that will help rid your house of some of the whining! Another terrific rhymed text from Sherrill Cannon (we also love Santa's Birthday Gift in our house).
cclblue More than 1 year ago
Clever story to teach kids about why whining is not a good habit to have. When I whined while reading some of the character's lines my daughter covered her ears and asked me to stop. This gave us the opportunity to talk about how annoying whining can be to those who have to hear it. The Whimper-Whineys are amusing characters who have created a land that is sad and depressing. Just annoying enough to inspire us to avoid habits that would lead to such a place. Entertaining way to approach a topic that can be tough for kids to understand.
LAWonder More than 1 year ago
What about someone who whines a lot, do you ever want them to just stop it? Well, Peter’s mother was very tired hearing his complaints, whining and throwing fits. One day she could stand it no longer so sent him to his room early and to bed. Peter’s mother had often told him if he did not stop his behavior, he would end up in the Land of the Whimper-Whineys. Is there really such a place?Peter did not believe there was until he found himself there. This is a cute, rhyming story. It is great for ages 2 to 8. It is also a good practice book for slightly advanced children’s reading. The illustrations, by Kalpart, are done well but it isn’t their best work. I realize the darkened pages were done for effect, but it was a little too much. Sherrill’s story was very good, yet not her best either. The rhyming at times didn’t “flow”well. It felt a little awkward. The Key Point: It is a great story to encourage a more positive behavior in children. (Many adults could benefit as well.) My review of this book gives it a solid Four Stars rating. *Disclaimer: I was generously sent this book by the author for an honest review, of which I have given
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kids will love this
Its_Time_Mamaw More than 1 year ago
Whiners are Whimpy just ask Peter! Once upon a time! There was a rabbit named Peter he had a bad habit. That habit was whining about everything. He let everything upset him so much he cried all the time. His mom was so tired of the his tantrums that she told him the Whimper Whineys were going to come get him to live with them if he didn't mind his manners. The author's mother told this story to many children. Sherrill add rhymes to the story and put it in a book. I think she out did herself with this book. I enjoyed this one best out of all her books. It made me laugh because it almost sounded like it could be a rap. I pictured her sitting in a rocking chair rapping this story to kids and making whiney faces like Peter the whiney little rabbit. I see this book becoming a real classic treasure . Your children will want to hear and read this story over and over again. If you have any whiners you must read them this book to them! Most of Kalpart's illustrations were on black background depicting night and the Whimper-Whineys characters in the illustrations were hilarious. The Kalpart team did a excellent job of illustrating the tale Sherrill had written. I highly recommend this book!! Disclosure I received a copy of this book from the author and Strategic Publishing Group for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.
Dellani_Oakes More than 1 year ago
Peter can't stop whining and screaming. He always wants his way. That is, until a Whimper-Whiney man takes him to Whimper-Whineland. Will Peter learn his lesson and changes his ways? This book is a wonderful way to teach children how unattractive and unacceptable whining is.
Ravenswood_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Book Title: "Peter and the Whimper Whineys” Author: Sherrill S. Cannon Published By: Strategic Book Publishing Age Recommended: 3+ Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard Raven Rating: 5 Review: Yet another fantastic winner of a book from Sherrill S. Cannon. Her stories are written in such a way that children will not only learn from them but love them! Peter and the Whimper Whineys is a beautiful, adventurous and colorful book that retells a timeless story once told by Sherrill’s own mother. The dedication is beautiful and makes us realize just how very special mothers are. This story teaches children that whining constantly is not only unattractive but can have some very serious repercussions in a cute delightful, light-hearted way that will have them smiling but also teach them a valuable lesson. Sherrill S. Cannon, I cannot praise you enough for your amazing ability to turn phrase into a whimsical wonderland that children will adore. These books are destined to become a classic in any home. Sherrill S. Cannon is a modern-day Dr. Seuss! I adore her and LOVE her books!
Donalisa More than 1 year ago
Peter and the Whimper-Whineys is the story of a young whiney, "selfish and cranky and cross," rabbit. After receiving a punishment he falls asleep and finds himself in the Whimper-Whineyland. He learns what the whimper whineys sound like to those around him. This story teaches having a positive attitude even when things do not go your way. Also that whiney is not the way to get attention or what you want. This book is a must for parents and teachers everywhere! The illustrations are cute and colorful. *A free copy of this book was given to me for a honest review. No other compensation was provided for this review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Peter and the Whimper - Whineys was a very joyful read. Sherrill Cannon has crafted a wonderful bedtime story for children of all ages. I not only enjoyed the story and the moral message of the book but the Illustrations captured each important scene of the story. I recomend this book to all parents to buy for their children and grandchildren. This is definately a five star book
EmilyMM More than 1 year ago
Sherrill S. Cannon has a hit in her book "Peter and the Whimper-Whineys. Its colorful illustrations only help to visualize this poignant message. Peter learns as all children must learn, if they are to have friends and be happy that whining and complaining is not something that will draw people to them. His poignant dream trip into Whimper-Whineland is not any fun and he sees firsthand how awful it is to be around those that complain and whine all the time. Sherrill writes an important lesson in such a sweet fun filled fashion as to draw every child into the story from the first to the last page. Her soft rhyme is sure to delight and enthrall all children. "Peter and the Whimper-Whineys," is a book that will surely become a favorite of children through the generations. Highly recommended. Marta Moran-Bishop Author of Wee Three: A Mother's Love in Verse.
gigiJS More than 1 year ago
My 4 year old granddaughter asks me to read this book with her - repeatedly! Sherry has a great talent for writing a story with a message in rhyme. Kids love hearing the rhymes and I love 'sharing' the important messages with them. These books are my favorite gift for my grandmother friends.
Jannifer_Powelson More than 1 year ago
After a long day, (which included some whining from my daughters) we were ready to relax by reading a bedtime story together. We chose "Peter and the Whimper-Whineys". We were mesmerized by the charming poetic style of this story. My older daughter read the book with her voice "sing-songing" to the catchy rhythm. The beautiful illustrations help to bring the story alive and add to this delightful tale of Peter, who learns a valuable lesson, after whining too much! Peter's bedtime adventure is an entertaining and enchanting bedtime story and is a wonderful way to help teach children respect and good manners.
RVer-Reader More than 1 year ago
This melodic, rhyming story is a wonderful way to help children discover how annoying whining can be, especially when read aloud in alternating normal voice and whining voice according to the character speaking. Peter learns that Whimper-Whineyland is not an enjoyable place to be, not just for all the whining and crying that goes on but for all the other unpleasant character traits exemplified by the Whimper-Whineys. It's a fun way to get children to stop whining!
Linda_Weaver_Clarke More than 1 year ago
Peter and the Whimper-Whineys tells the tale of a young rabbit who constantly whines. Each day he tends to be "selfish and cranky and cross," fussing about this and that. One day his mother has had enough when he complains about his sister: "My sister has more soup than I in her bowl, She took too much jelly to put on her roll; She's got more than I do, it's really not fair," Whined Peter while sliding back down in his chair. - Sherrill Cannon With that, he is sent promptly to bed. As he contemplates his situation, he begins to doze and all of a sudden he finds himself standing outside. Happy about his freedom, he takes a walk but doesn't go far when he meets a Whimper-Whiney Man who leads him to Whimper-Whineyland. For the first time he gets a taste of his own medicine and realizes what he sounds like to his family. After escaping and going back home, he decides to have a better day. This story is charming and teaches children what whining sounds like. I would recommend this small book to any mother who wants to teach their children not to whine or they may end up in Whimper-Whineyland. Written by Linda Weaver Clarke, author of the new mystery series "The Adventures of John and Julia Evans."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago