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Have you ever seen a "work of art" worth millions, which looks like something your child just brought home from school? The dual perspective of "Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder" and just a little bit of "The Emperor's New Clothes" is evident in this clever artwork story of a child who paints a fingerpaint print in class and then loses it in the wind on the way home. Illustrated from the point of view of a child, whose identity is left to the imagination of the reader since all of the illustrations are what the child sees, the fingerpaint print is interpreted by official "judges" as well as by bystanders. Should people be influenced by what others see, or use their own self-esteem to make their own judgments? This is the sixth rhyming children's book by this award-winning author, whose other bestselling books include Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, and Santa's Birthday Gift. Former teacher Sherrill S. Cannon has won eighteen awards for her five previous rhyming books, and is also the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children. She has been called "a modern day Dr. Seuss." - GTMA Review Publisher's website: http://sbpra.com/SherrillSCannon


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The Story Behind This Book
The subliminal message is that people shouldn’t be influenced by what others see, but use their own self-esteem to make their own judgments. (Have you ever seen a “work of art” worth millions, that looks like something your kindergartener just brought home from school?)


Praise and Reviews

Sherrill S. Cannon’s newest release is another Masterpiece. Known for the charming rhyming verse in her previous books that have helped children learn the importance of good manners, “My Fingerpaint Masterpiece” is another great book with a new twist. Readers will still enjoy her lively rhyming style and the beautiful illustrations by Kalpart, but children will learn about using their talents. 

In this tale, what begins as an uncompleted art project turns into a Masterpiece, when adults try to find hidden meaning in the child’s smeared paint. Though the child created a beautiful piece of art, it was unintentional, and he can’t believe the judges of the art contest that he accidently entered are trying so hard to analyze his painting. When the child tries to tell everyone there’s been a big mistake, no one takes him seriously.

A delightful story from start to finish, this will be another bedtime favorite for young children...

Jannifer Powelson



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Sherrill S Cannon
I am a mother of four and a grandmother of ten. I have written nine published rhymed children’s stories which have won 46 awards.  Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, (2), The Mag More...