The Mom's Choice Awards has named Can't Catch a Butterfly among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. Michelle Zimmerman's book was chosen by an esteemed panel of judges made up of education media and other experts as well as parents, children, and librarians. A sampling of panel members include Dr. Twila Ligget, ten-time Emmy-winner and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow, Julie Aigner-Clark, creator of Baby Einstein and Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed., special needs expert and founder of Precision Education, Inc.
Michelle's title Can't Catch a Butterfly, was chosen as a finalist in the 2009 Indie Excellence Awards (Picture Book Category). The National Indie Excellence Awards are designed to bring recognition to titles from independent publishers who are emerging as a significant force in the book publishing world. The awards are based on overall excellence: cover and interior design, promotional text, and content. The competition is judged by an independent panel of experts in all aspects of the publishing industry. www.indieexcellence.com
Michelle Zimmerman has been honored as an award-winning finalist in the National Best Books 2009 Awards for her title Can't Catch a Butterfly (Children's Picture Book:Hardcover Fiction Category). This program is sponsored by USA Book News, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses. www.usabooknews.com
The Creative Child Magazine's Toy Awards Program consisting of over 100 moms and educators awarded the entry Can't Catch a Butterfly a 2009 Preferred Choice Award (Books for Toddlers/Preschoolers Category). Scores are based upon nurturing creativity and education in children. www.creativechild.com