A Mom’s Choice Gold Awards Recipient!

Cinco the Clinic Cat” is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, and librarians.
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Winner of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award

“The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading. The Awards recognize and reward the best of these books and bring them to the attention of parents, booksellers, librarians – and to children themselves.”



"Cinco the Clinic Cat" is based on a real cat that the author Carol Brickell met while working at a medical clinic in Honduras. The bilingual (English and Spanish) text is paired with 24 full-page watercolor illustrations by Jim Hastings. The translation into Spanish is accurate, and this story would work well for either bilingual or monolingual read-alouds. The bright tale of friendship introduces some basic social issues such as diversity, charity, inequity, and global responsibility to even the youngest of audiences. According to the book’s website, proceeds from the sale of this book will go to medical charities. It is a story worth sharing.
Portland Book Review



"Cinco the Clinic Cat" is a nice story around the theme of no one being an island. We need others and they need us, whether to help the sick, comfort a sad friend, feed a hungry cat, or simply to dance. I think this makes a lovely bedtime story. It is a fast read, a story young children will enjoy and parents won’t mind re-reading several times. Besides, everyone knows that a story with a cat in it is a good story. A story about a cat is a great story. Read More.
Kid Lit Reviews



"Cinco the Clinic Cat" is a children's bilingual picturebook following the adventures of a cat who enters the clinic's world, the story is presented in both English and Spanish with a fun hand drawn art style from Jim Hastings and a unique story from Carol Brickell. "Cinco the Clinic Cat" is another fine pick for bilingual picturebook collections.
Midwest Book Review


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