In March, I featured Sophie Helenek in my Mommy Minute segment on Fox CT. This Haddam mother, the youngest French woman to climb Mount Everest, had recently embarked on a new adventure as the author of four board books, with high-contrast patterns, dedicated to a baby's growth milestones.
Helenek recently emailed me this update:
"My First Book series conceived from babies’ perspective has been named a 2014 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) SILVER winner for its innovation, attention to quality, and educational properties.
My First Book MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS received the First place at the Purple Dragonfly Book Award 2014, which seals only the very best in reading excellence. My First Book SHAPES and SKY WONDERS received respectively the Second place and Honorable Mention."
We love to profile unique, local moms with innovative ideas.
Congrats to Helenek!