Manchester, NH (PRWEB) November 20, 2012
Award-winning children’s picture book author Kathy Brodsky has released her eighth children’s book, “A CatFish Tale.” The book offers a comical tale of an unlikely friendship that will have parents and children chuckling throughout. See what happens when a penguin heads off to Penguin University, and his fish are left in the paws of his good friend the cat!
“A CatFish Tale” was received with great enthusiasm, much laughter and praise garnered from Boston to Wisconsin - in keeping with the book’s own geographic route. Margaret Garner, children’s librarian at Boston Public Library said, “Pack together one loyal cat friend with three fish and their fishlings on a trip from Cape Cod to Wisconsin. It’s a whale of a cat-fish tale!”
“A CatFish Tale” also teaches important lessons about responsibility and compassion, encompassing discussion questions for use by older children, parents and grandparents, educators and librarians. “Through rhyme, illustration and probing questions, Kathy Brodsky offers up a delightful tale of friendship and kindness that will help nurture positive social skills in our children,” said Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Brodsky, a New Hampshire psychotherapist for over 40 years, tells more than just a funny story in “A CatFish Tale.” Each of her books offers socially conscious messages as well as gentle lessons wrapped neatly in rhyming verse and colorful, brightly-colored illustrations. “Unusual animal friendships are always fun and inspiring,” said Tony LaCasse, spokesperson for New England Aquarium.
Fine artist and illustrator Cameron Bennett, a longtime collaborator with Brodsky, once again brings her words to life with whimsical, hand-painted artwork, featuring guest appearances by many of the characters from Brodsky’s earlier books.
Brodsky’s books, which include fan favorite award-winners like “A Horse Named Special,” “Stover,” “The Winner Is. . .,” “My Bent Tree” and “The Inside Story,” are published by Helpingwords and distributed through Enfield Distribution. They can be purchased from http://www.kathybrodsky.com as well as Amazon.com, BN.com and other selected retailers.
Brodsky regularly visits bookstores, schools and nonprofit organizations to share her books and love of reading as a guest author, speaker and writer-in-residence. Visit her website for upcoming appearances and to learn more about her books.
Kathy Brodsky is a psychotherapist, an award-winning author and poet living in New Hampshire. Her first book, “Moments in Our Lives: A Women’s Eye View,” published in 2004, is a collection of vignettes told in verse about life's turning points from birth through old age. “A CatFish Tale” is her eighth children’s picture book and is loosely based on a true story. Additionally, she has written “My Bent Tree,”
“The Inside Story” (both books were recognized by the 2010 Green Book Festival), “Just Sniffing Around,” “Purrsnikitty,” “The Winner Is. . .” (2011 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award winner in the Book-Character Building category), “Stover” (2011 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award winner in the Health & Fitness Storybook category), and “A Horse Named Special” (Creative Child Magazine 2012 Book of the year). Kathy regularly visits bookstores, schools and nonprofit organizations to share her books and love of reading as a guest author, speaker and writer-in-residence. Learn more at http://www.kathybrodsky.com.
To interview Brodsky, please call 603.668.1975 or email: kathy(at)kathybrodsky(dot)com.