Honey Bear Book Award ( 7th International award)

A book designed and published by Sunny won US award under Children's Picture Book.

 Contact: Catherine Rodriguez
 E:mail:  cpfr@cox.net
 Phone:  619-225-8828


San Diego, California – The World According to Honey Bear, written by service dog Honey Bear with her ghost writer and companion Catherine Rodriguez, Ed.D., and published by Publishing Gurus of LaJolla, California and Kolkata, India, has been awarded first place in The USA “Best Books 2011” Awards in the Children’s Picture Book Non-Fiction Softcover Category.  Rodriguez, a San Diego resident diagnosed in 1999 with Parkinson’s, has long been an advocate for Parkinson’s research. For the last three years, Honey Bear has been her constant companion and helper, assisting her with presentations to patient groups, state and local government officials, and local service groups.
 “This book touched me in a way that reminded me of why I chose medicine as a career... For someone with a chronic disease such as Parkinson's disease, (Honey Bear) has as much to offer as the latest medication or high tech test,” says Dr. Ronald Kobayashi, Neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist.

All proceeds from the purchase of The World According to Honey Bear are donated by the authors to the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego. Books may be purchased from the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego or on Amazon.com.

About the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego
The Parkinson’s Association of San Diego is the county's only comprehensive source of support and information for persons with Parkinson's disease.  The Mission of the organization is to improve the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson’s disease through education, family services, and support of promising research.

USABookNews.com, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced the winners and finalists of THE USA “BEST BOOKS 2011” AWARDS on November 1, 2011. Over 500 winners and finalists were announced in over 140 categories covering print, e-books and audio books. Awards were presented for titles published in 2010 and 2011.

Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of USA Book News, (Los Angeles, CA) said this year’s contest yielded an unprecedented number of entries, which were then narrowed down to over 500 winners and finalists.                                                                                                                                     

Award highlights include the following:  The World According to Honey Bear by Honey Bear and Catherine Rodriguez, Ed.D. (Publishing Gurus) was awarded top prize in Children’s Picture Book: Softcover Non-Fiction Category