Peter and the Whimper-Whineys

Children's Books, General Fiction

By Sherrill S Cannon

Publisher : Strategic Book Group

ABOUT Sherrill S Cannon

Sherrill S Cannon
I am a mother of four and a grandmother of ten. I have written eleven published rhymed children’s stories and two poetry books which have won 90 awards.  Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, The Magic Word, Santa's Birthday Gift, Gimme-Jimmy. Manner-Man, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Mice More...


Peter and the Whimper-Whineys is about a small rabbit who whines all the time. His mother cautions him that if he keeps on whining and crying, he’ll have to go live with the Whimper-Whineys. One night Peter hops into the dark forest.  He meets some Whimper-Whineymen and discovers that not only do the Whimper-Whineys whine all the time, but they are very ill-mannered and rude. He discovers that everything is sour in Whimper-Whineyland and decides his mother was right! If only he can get back home… a recent critique, “Though there are other books out there for children about whining, I cannot imagine any parent or guardian not wanting to read this book to their child!...  Parents everywhere applaud you!”

This is a story told to me and my children and grandchildren by my mother, Beth T Stalker, who was a second grade teacher for most of her life. She was delighted with my rhymed version of her story. The books helps children understand how annoying whining can be, especially when read with alternating voice sounds. Try it! My 3-yr-old grandson gets to the last page and chants, "No whining, no crying!"

Midwest Book Review: "Peter and the Whimper-Whineys" is a versed, color illustrated children's story about a very unpopular small rabbit named Peter who only knows how to whine. Because Peter's mother tires of his whining, she warns him about going to live with the Whimper-Whineys, a rude group of unpleasant beings. So peter dreams of going deep into the dark woods to find these Whimper-Whineys and see just what is so disagreeable about them. His ensuing adventures reflect back to him just how unpleasant and sour the effect of whimpering and whining can be on all who are around it. Eventually, Peter finds his way back to his own little bed, awakening to a golden, sunshine-filled day. Do you think Peter has learned his lesson? "Peter and the Whimper-Whineys" is a wonderful fable for harassed parents of fretful toddlers who only need a tweak and a joke to turn their frowns upside down.