Local Authors Receive Mom's Choice Gold Award
The Mom's Choice Awards® (MCA) has awarded Fly Danny, Fly their highest honor; The Mom's Choice Award Gold. The award signifies Fly Danny, Fly among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.
About Fly Danny, Fly: An illustrated children’s book, Fly Danny, Fly is about a young boy and his flying pig. For the boy his pig friend represents possibility. For some who know him, it is his imagination run amuck. Written in gentle rhyming verse and complimented by beautiful clear illustrations, Fly Danny, Fly reminds us to believe in our dreams and to allow others to do the same in their own way. Fly Danny, Fly is a delightful uplifting story which will be enjoyed by children from three to ninety-nine.
For more information on Fly Danny, Fly and the publisher Pig Up Station, visit PigUpStation.com.
About the Authors: Chip Gilbertson is a resident of Evanston, IL. Gina Restivo resides in Skokie, IL. Their passion for children, children’s books, and the inspiration from the Danny Did Foundation inspired them to write Fly Danny, Fly.
About the Mom’s Choice Awards: MCA is an international awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents, and others for their efforts in creating family-friendly media, products and services.
Parents, educators, librarians, and retailers look for the Mom's Choice Awards Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality materials for children and families.
An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Emmy-winner, professor and foundr of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling author; Priscilla Dunstan, creator of the Dunstan Baby Language; Patricia Rossi, host of NBC's Manners Minute; Dr Letitia S. Wright, D.C., host of the Wright Place™ TV Show; and Catherine Witcher, M.Ed., special needs expert and founder of Precision Education, Inc.
MCA judges are bound by a strict code of ethics, which ensures expert and objective analysis free from any manufacturer association. The evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost.
To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five identical samples of a product. Entries are matched to judges in the MCA database. Judges perform a thorough analysis and submit a detailed assessment. Results are compiled and submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final approval.
The end result is a list of the best in family-friendly media, products and services that parents and educators can feel confident in using.
For more information on the awards program and the honorees, visit MomsChoiceAwards.com.