SuperCaptainBraveMan Wins Gold from Mom’s Choice Awards

We’re so excited to announce that The Adventures of SuperCaptainBraveMan, Book 1: A Day at the Park, just received a Gold Award from the Mom’s Choice Awards®!

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The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) judging panel bestows the gold award to items it deems as among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. The MCA 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 and appeal.

“We are thrilled to be honored with a Gold Mom’s Choice Award,” says Jennifer Norman, the book’s co-author. “The MCA Honoring Excellence Seal of Approval gives credence to our effort to touch people’s lives with lessons of friendship, courage, compassion and inclusion through the SuperCaptainBraveMan character.”

To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five (5) identical samples for testing. Entries are matched to evaluators in the MCA database. Evaluators are bound by a strict code of ethics not only to ensure objectivity, but also to ensure that the evaluation is free from manufacturer influence. The five evaluations are submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final review and approval.

MCA“Our aim is to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services,” explains Dawn Matheson, Executive Director of the Mom’s Choice Awards. “We have a passion to help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality and also a great value. The MCA evaluation program is designed to incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians and other specialists; but we also engage parents, children, educators, and caregivers because they are experts in knowing what is best for their families.”

With the evaluation now complete, the testing samples of The Adventures of SuperCaptainBraveMan, Book 1: A Day at the Park will be donated to schools, libraries, hospitals and nonprofit organizations.

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SuperCaptainBraveMan featured in New York Social Diary

We just received our first bit of press coverage today, woohoo!  It appeared in Liz Smith’s New York Social Diary column…

ALTHOUGH WE cover many books here, and many genres, we rarely take on children’s books. But a new series of kids books caught my attention. The series is called “The Adventures of SuperCaptainBraveMan” and it debuts on April 23rd. The first of the series is titled “A Day at the Park.”

This was written, lovingly, by Jennifer and Paul Norman, based on the heroic struggle of their son, Kyle, who battles a rare genetic disorder, requiring constant care. Paul Norman says: “The books are intended to help parents encourage their children to appreciate those with physical, behavioral of neurological challenges. We want to make superheroes out of all kids, so they grow up with really strong values.” The book is charmingly illustrated by nurse-turned-artist Victor Lodevico.

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Click to pre-order“The Adventures of SuperCaptainBraveMan.”

I’ll admit right off, I have met Paul Norman on a number of occasions, and he is a terrific guy and father. I met him through my great friend Liz Rosenberg, who sent me the information about this endeavor. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for Liz, and although she now handles only a select few show-biz types, it is always with such humanity that it is impossible to refuse her, or not to love her clients, because she presents them as she wishes all people to be — loving and generous. Just as she is.

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So, I know this project is valid and must mean a lot to her. And to be honest, it’s a welcome deviation for us. The adults we shamelessly flatter here on a daily basis — or wrap on the knuckles occasionally — can take care of themselves. As Sitting Bull said: “Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.”
To learn more about these books, and Kyle, go to supercaptainbraveman.com and supercaptainbraveman.wordpress.com. A portion of the book proceeds go to support The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.

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It’s so nice to see that word is spreading about SuperCaptainBraveMan!  Thanks for reading!