FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 23, 2005

Nightengale Press announces Bella and Gizmo's Adventures by Jodi Pliszka, M.S. wins the Parent to Parent “Adding Wisdom” Award.

Nightengale Press author, Jodi Pliszka, now knows the joy of winning an award. Her first book, “Bella and Gizmo’s Adventures ¯ The Hairless Sphynx Cats” has won the prestigious Adding Wisdom Award from Parent to Parent because her story passed the tough criteria of the Parent to Parent Family Testing Group. The panel of judges consists of licensed experts, childcare facilities and parents as well as kids.

Ms. Pliszka explains her book’s purpose best: “Children need our help to understand differences in this world.

Bella & Gizmo's Adventures The Hairless Sphynx Cats tales help educate children about being different and help to break that "Barbie Doll" stereotype. The word games in the back of the books will help children to reinforce their learning from the stories. The more children learn about being different, the more prejudices will be eliminated, for education reduces prejudice.”

Established in 1998, the Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award honors products of outstanding quality that support family values. The Adding Wisdom Award committees are comprised of experts from across the United States who are involved with children on a daily basis. These committees look for products that entertain and teach, inspiring imagination and creativity. Additionally, the committees are interested in how products help children grow ethically, socially, intellectually, emotionally and physically. After the committees approve products, the items are then given to Family Testers - real families – for testing and evaluation before final decisions are reached. Gifts for moms and dads have now been added.

The Adding Wisdom Award is the only award program Disney has ever in the history of their company, offered a reciprocal link! This is HUGE for Disney, as well as an incredible tribute for us and all of our winners, as we beat out all other award programs, like Parents' Choice, Webby Awards, USAToday, Webba Awards, and many others. While the folks at Adding Wisdom Awards are not claiming to be better than any other, they do have a strong background in amazing marketing and loyalty to their winners and use real moms, dads and kids in our review process.

Go to Jodi Pliszka’s website at to buy this book, and her second book and the plush BELLA doll. They all would make a great holiday gift for kids.


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