The Dr. Hippo Series by the Hippocratic Press Wins Parent To Parent 2007 GOLD SEAL and TOP 10 Adding Wisdom Awards

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Concord, MA (January 25, 2008) - The Hippocratic Press, publisher of books for children that entertain, educate and reassure both parent and child about common illnesses, was recently awarded the Parent-to-Parent 2007 Adding Wisdom GOLD SEAL and TOP 10 Awards. These distinguished awards are presented to exemplary products of outstanding quality that support family values, entertaining and teaching as they do so.

“We are delighted to have been honored with the Gold Seal and TOP 10 Adding Wisdom Awards,” said Charlotte Cowan, M.D., a board certified pediatrician and author of the Dr. Hippo Series. “Having only launched our first title this past fall, we are proud to have been recognized so quickly; and we are especially excited because—as we release the next three Dr. Hippo books early in 2008—we expect that the AWA awards will contribute to an extraordinary sendoff. The fact that we share these awards of distinction with a list of internationally recognized recipients including PBS Kids and Scholastic renders them even more valuable!”

The Little Elephant with the Big Earache, Katie Caught a Cold, Peeper Has a Fever and Sadie’s Sore Throat were each reviewed by a panel of experts, teachers and family testers. The books received the highest possible honors!

Our Dr. Hippo titles were also listed in the Parent To Parent Adding Wisdom Seventh Annual Holiday Gift Guide.

Written by a pediatrician, our stories feature animal protagonists who get—and get over—common illnesses with the help of their parents and a kindly hippopotamus pediatrician named Dr. Hippocrates. Each book also includes a separate Parent Guide (written in simple question/answer format) that offers parents advice about how to comfort children at home and when to call the doctor.

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The illustration © by Katy Bratun are from Sadie’s Sore Throat. All of the books in the Dr. Hippo Series are written by Charlotte Cowan, M.D. Color illustrations for Katie and Sadie are by Katy Bratun, for Peeper are by Susan Banta, for Little Elephant are by Elaine Garvin.

Each: 32 pages • 9.25" x 8.5" • For children ages 2 - 7 • $17.95 dust-jacketed hardcover

Published by The Hippocratic Press, Concord, MA.

These books are available at bookstores nationwide with distribution being handled by National Book Network (NBN). They are also available online or by calling 1-800-462-6420.

Please send copies of any review or mention to or The Hippocratic Press • 281A Fairhaven Hill Road • Concord, MA 01742

To request a review copy of any of the Dr. Hippo titles, to arrange an interview with Dr. Cowan, to receive art electronically, or for any additional information, please contact Kate Bandos at KSB Promotions: 800-304-3269 or 616-676-0758 •

Each book includes a Guide for Parents.

The Little Elephant with the Big Earache - ISBN: 978-09753516-0-4

Katie Caught a Cold - ISBN: 978-09753516-3-5

Peeper Has a Fever - ISBN: 978-09753516-2-8

Sadie’s Sore Throat - ISBN: 978-09753516-4-2

During her years of practice at Boston's MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Dr. Charlotte Cowan, a board certified pediatrician, also served on the Faculty of the Harvard Medical School. Her interest in creative writing developed while at Princeton University. Her twin passions for pediatrics and writing make her children’s books shine. For more information on the Hippocratic Press and its books, please visit

“Getting sick—even with a mild illness—can be upsetting and confusing for young children. We love these adorable books by pediatrician Charlotte Cowan, M.D. Kids ages 2-7 will want to listen to the stories even when they're healthy. Bonus: A pull out guide for parents with questions and answers about the illness.” ~ Parents magazine

“A mixture of excellent storytelling, fine illustrations and sound pediatric advice.” ~ Dr. Stanford Shulman, Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

“Blends kindness and warmth with excellent medical care…Dr. Hippocrates epitomizes the best of pediatricians.” ~ Alan Ezekowitz, M.B.Ch.B., D. Phil., F.A.A.P.

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