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Peter and the Whimper-Whineys [Kindle Edition]

Sherrill S. Cannon
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Book Description

“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!”�

About the Author:
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.

Editorial Reviews


Peter and the Whimper-Whineys is a Bronze Award Winner in the 2011 Readers Favorites Awards (along with Sherrill S. Cannon's two other books, "The Magic Word" which received a Gold and "Santa's Birthday Gift" which received a Silver.)

About the Author

Sherrill S. Cannon is the author of other rhymed stories including "The Magic Word" and "Santa's Birthday Gift". She also has written four published plays for elementary school children.

Product Details

  • File Size: 794 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing (January 13, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004J4VU34
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #948,208 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My daughter loves it! April 21, 2010
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).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun learning experience for children September 19, 2010
By Genie
Peter and the Whimper-Whineys is a darling book for children. I thought that my grandchildren (ages 10 and 12) were beyond the age to enjoy this book, however, they proved me wrong and told me what a cute book this is and they are correct. It's a quick read, which is good to keep the attention of little children, but contains a good lesson for them about always whining to get what they want. The illustrations are adorable too. It is another great book from Sherrill Cannon who is the author of Santa's Birthday Gift as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Peter and the Whimper-Whineys October 16, 2010
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."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moms and Teachers LOVE this book! May 31, 2010
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 glimps of the Whimper-Whiney Man 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!!! My 2 older daughters will now tell my 3 year old to stop whining or she will have to visit the Whimper-Whineys!!!
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!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Delight! September 16, 2013
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:
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully resourceful lesson for children September 16, 2010
This is a very enjoyable book with lots of striking colourful pictures. I especially love the gorgeous Whimper-Whiney's which are creatures that whine and cry all the time. It is these creatures that teach Peter the rabbit just how uncomfortable whining and mannerless behaviour can make others feel. Sherrill managed to write a very entertaining story which would help many children see that whining is not a positive way to attract attention but rather a means of pushing people away. She uses soft poetry to tell her story which makes it a pleasure to read out loud because it keeps the children's attention throughout the story with carefully chosen flowing words.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Solution to Whining October 24, 2010
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.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars No More Whiney!
I think if there was one book to read to children about being whiney, this is it! I loved the re-hashed family story that the author put her own spin to. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Naila Moon
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 4 months ago by Roni McFadden
5.0 out of 5 stars A Delightful Story Told in Rhyme
I've read other stories by Sherrill Cannon but this is my favorite yet. As a mother of two daughters who are almost grown, I wish I'd had her books when they were little. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Lorilyn Roberts
3.0 out of 5 stars Scared the crap out of my kids
I don't know why, but this book really freaked out my kids. I didn't think it was scary at all, but then, I'm an idiot.
Published 12 months ago by JD24
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever and Entertaining
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... Read more
Published 12 months ago by cclblue
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Children's Book with an Important Life Lesson
Peter and The Whimper-Whineys is an exquisitely written children’s book by Sherrill S. Cannon. Peter is a young rabbit who often whines and cries when he doesn’t get his way. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Rita K. Vetsch
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect
perfect for whiny bossy 3 year old. Just bringing up this book helps after reading it with my 3 year old..
Published 15 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm Gonna Have to Read It Again
I received this book last week and I had wanted to get a review up before now but life gets in the way so here it is now. I thought this was a really cute book. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars 'Peter and the Whimper-Whineys' A fun story to create better behavior...
Have you ever felt grumbly and complaintive? Do you like being around people who are that way? What about someone who whines a lot, do you ever want them to just stop it? Read more
Published 20 months ago by LAWonder
5.0 out of 5 stars "Peter" is GREAT..but
This book came with an initial story called "When you Hear a Siren" by Janet Greer which had a good premise (don't be upset when you hear a siren, sirens are on vehicles that help... Read more
Published on October 11, 2012 by mother of twins
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