by Sherrill S. Cannon

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“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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016253626
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Publication date: 02/12/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 28
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Former teacher Sherrill S. Cannon has won a dozen awards for her four previous rhyming books and is also the author of six published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children. She has been called “a modern day Dr.Seuss” – GMTA Review.

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Manner-Man 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Jannifer_Powelson More than 1 year ago
"Manner-Man" is another exceptional book by Sherrill S. Cannon. My family enjoys reading Cannon's lovely and well written rhyming verse books; they are a fun way to teach children to use good manners and be on their best behavior! Cannon's characteristic rhyming verse not only teaches valuable life lessons, but the verse makes reading enjoyable for early readers or even for adults reading to children. The beautiful illustrations perfectly complement the story, and my daughters loved picking out characters such as Elisabeth and Jimmy from Cannon's previous books and seeing how those characters have changed after improving their behavior. The Manner-Man character adds a new element to Cannon's already charming books. Manner-Man serves as a role model for children who try to do the right thing and also for children who need a little help with their manners. This book is entertaining to read at home with your own children, but it's also an excellent choice to read at childcare centers, preschools, Sunday school classes, libraries, or other places where you need a high quality book to help teach lessons on good manners and getting along with others!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite It is not Super-Man, it is Manner-Man! I thoroughly enjoyed Sherrill Cannon’s new children’s book “Manner-Man.” Ms. Cannon has a unique ability to teach children very valuable behavioral lessons through her awesome writing. And the rhyming style of writing makes the story fun and enjoyable and easy to read. And the neat thing about Ms. Cannon’s books is that they are not only fun for children, they are just as much fun for adults. And if "Manner-Man" says something, we are supposed to listen to it, right? This is the first book I have read by Sherrill Cannon, and I am so very impressed with “Manner-Man.” I think giving you an example of what is in this book will help you decide to purchase it for your child’s library, so here is one of my favorite verses in "Manner-Man": My new hero Manner-Man’s big and he’s strong. He helps to teach children what’s right and what’s wrong. He teaches good manners, so take his advice: If someone starts hitting, just shout out, “Not nice!” But also be careful to not hit with words, For sometimes that hurts worse each time it occurs. To call people names that are not very kind, Will hurt your friends’ feelings, I think you will find. And the cool thing is, this book is packed full of lines just like this. And teaching many issues that are so important to build into the character of our children, this author makes it so easy and exciting. And you will find that the awesome and unique illustrations created by Kalpart bring the pages of this book to life. The pictures just fit the story so very well. This is a book I highly recommend for all parents and guardians, and any library that holds children’s books. You cannot go wrong with “Manner-Man”.
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cclblue More than 1 year ago
Manner-Man is in a series of books by Sherrill S Cannon to teach kids manners and other social skills to help them succeed. She approaches each story in a way that entertains and captures kids' attentions. Manner-Man is a super hero that kids can call upon to break up fights and stop bullying. Manner-Man teaches kids how to handle these tough situations. While Manner-Man is entertaining to kids, it gives parents and teachers the perfect opportunity to teach important principles. Many characters from Sherrill's previous books make an appearance in Manner-Man. It is not necessary to have read those books, but for those that have it is fun to see these characters make a cameo appearance. Sherrill provides a great resource for having important conversations with kids in a fun way.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's ... no, it's not one of those other superheroes, this time it's Manner-Man, the superhero who helps children deal with bullies and other misbehaving children. As the story opens, we meet a young boy who has been bullied by another boy. He's upset and tells his mother what happened and gets some excellent advice. That night, he thinks about what his mom said, and soon falls asleep and dreams about Manner-Man: "Call upon Manner-Man; he'll save the day And help all good children to share when they play..." The next day at school, two boys are fighting. Fortunately, our young protagonist knows just what to do: I put up my hand, from the tips came a flash, And Manner-Man came, just as if I had asked. He stopped all the fighting and arguing too, And then he told them what they needed to do: Manner-Man is smart, he knows the way to stop the fighting is not to push back. Instead he tells the children to use words, words to explain that fighting is not cool; words to explain that sharing is more fun. He also cautions that words can hurt too, and explains that calling people names is not kind and will hurt feelings. Manner-Man helps the children through many tough situations, from the bullies who push and shove, to the teddy bear snatchers, and those who don't know how to say "please" and "thank you." Soon most of the kids at school are calling on Manner-Man to help and they all know that, No matter the problem, no matter the crime, Manner-Man saves the day, time after time. He teaches good manners, so take his advice: If someone starts shoving, just shout out "Not nice!" Normally I don't use as much text from a children's book in my reviews, but I must confess that I just love the easy-flowing rhymes of Manner-Man and wanted to share that with readers. So many books that tell stories through rhyme have at least a few sections where the rhymes don't quite work, where text is forced. Not so in this adventure tale! The whole story flowed so perfectly that I read it through three times - it was that much fun to read. Of course, the truly important question is, does the story work? The answer? Absolutely! Dealing with bullies is not easy for anybody, especially young children. As adults, we know that fighting back is NOT the way to deal with a bully, but the temptation to push back is strong with a child. Manner-Man uses his superpowers to teach children that that is not the way to stop bullying. The line, 'If someone starts shoving, just shout out "Not nice!" is repeated numerous times in the story in slightly different variations. It's an important lesson, and one that comes through loud and clear. Finally, a review of Manner-Man would not be complete without mentioning the fantastic artwork. Created by Kalpart (a group of illustrators specializing in children's books), the author has used this team for her other award-winning books. While I haven't read the other books, the illustrations for Manner-Man are absolutely perfect. The drawings are bright, quite colorful, expressive, and eye-catching. They add the perfect finishing touch to a fun, creative book. Quill says: A delightful book that not only entertains but also teaches children an important lesson.
LAWonder More than 1 year ago
Everyone prepare to meet the fantastic “Manner-Man”! He is someone badly needed and needs a lot of dedicated, exuberant followers. He is someone to “call on” when situations seem alarming. The cover is very revelatory, bright, colorful and eye-catching. The theme is carried well through this rhyming, delightful book, teaching children to be mannerly and to bravely speak up when conflict transpires. This is a great early reader teaching tool for ages 4 to 10 years of age. Kalpart has beautifully illustrated most every page. The author will provide a Manner-Man badge sticker for those who contact her at the website at the end of her book for each one of Manner-Man’s devoted, brave followers. Sherrill is a very talented children’s book writer. This is her sixth book to date. This is well-written book. It is sure to delight most early elementary age students. This book deems a Five Stars rating from this review. This book was generously sent to me by author for an honest review, of which I have given.
Its_Time_Mamaw More than 1 year ago
We all like heroes and in this book Manner-Man is definitely my hero.  He was created for Rob a young boy that was dealing with another boy that was determined to take things away from others.  He had bad manner and was on the verge of becoming a bully.  What is wonderful about Manner-Man is you can call on him anytime all you do is raise your hand high and call him because the hero is within you, then say, "I am strong, and my flash is bright, and  I will defend you and make things all right."  Anyone can do this when they are being bullied or if someone else is being bullied.  Teach others about Manner-Man and join his team.  In the back of the book there is even a badge for you to wear. This author gets most of her ideas from her grandchildren and her grandson wanted her to write about with a hero.  So what does she do, she writes this wonderful tale of overcoming your fears of being bullied and to encourage others to defend those who are being bullied.  I recognized several of the characters from her other books in this story.  The illustrations depict the story in bold colors and cute characters that will most definitely. I highly recommend this book. Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book from the author for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  This is my honest opinion.
Jesse_Kimmel-Freeman More than 1 year ago
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!