Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
Mommy, Daddy, I Had a Bad Dream! (http://www.mommydaddyihadabaddream.com) was chosen by Creative Child Magazine as the 2012 Book of the Year in Kids' Storybooks. The choice was made by moms and educators who met for two days in Henderson Nevada. Only one book was chosen per category.
There is nothing better than being recognized and recommended by the very people who will buy and benefit from your product. This is how Creative Child Magazine chooses their yearly winners. Over a hundred guests reviewers move from one review station to the next, each with a different category of submitted products. The conclusions of the reviewers are all noted on the required review forms for each category of products. The review forms are to include written comments and a score value based on criteria that corresponds to the product’s category.
Since its publication in mid-April, Mommy, Daddy, I Had a Bad Dream! has already won a number of awards and recognitions, including: the bronze IPPY (Independent Publisher) award for Children’s Picture Book; nomination to the Indie Kids Next List (by independent bookstore owners); Award-Winning Finalist in the Children's Picture Book Hardcover Fiction Category of the 2012 International Book Awards; Mom’s Choice Gold Seal of Excellence; and the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval.
The author, Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D. has co-authored with William J. Pieper, M.D. a bestselling parenting book, Smart Love: The Comprehensive Guide to Understanding, Regulating, and Enjoying Your Child and the popular self-help book, Addicted to Unhappiness. Her work is the basis for Smart Love Family Services (http://www.smartlovefamily.org) which is a non-profit agency offering a wide variety of services to children and families, including a mental health clinic, a preschool, and toddler exploration classes. The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool is named for Martha Heineman Pieper’s mother, who herself spent her life working for children’s welfare.
Mommy, Daddy, I Had a Bad Dream! is the first time that Dr. Pieper has applied her unique understanding of child development to children's literature. The book empowers children to make sense of their own dreams rather than feeling victimized and helpless. Joey, a bouncy, happy kangaroo has a series of bad dreams which his parents lovingly help him to understand. They explain that, "Dreams are stories we tell ourselves for a reason. We just have to understand the reason." By the last dream, he is able to understand it himself and put himself back to bed feeling comforted and in charge.