Award-winning children’s book author Kathy Brodsky, a nationally recognized psychotherapist and author of 11 books, focuses on playful adventures that lead to a deeper understanding of life’s seemingly small moments in a lighthearted but powerful way.
Brodsky will be conducting a book signing coinciding with the release of her first Spanish language book, El Cuento de Don Gato Pez, the Spanish version of her popular A Catfish Tale, Creative Magazine’s 2013 Book of the Year. Brodsky will read selections from all 10 of her children’s books, whose storylines are inseparably intertwined.
The Spanish version of “A CatFish Tale” offers a comical chronicle of an unlikely friendship that will have parents and children alike chuckling. And now, the story is available to a wider audience thanks to its recent release in Spanish. See what happens when a Penguin heads off to Penguin University, and his fish are left in the care (and paws) of his good friend, the cat!
“It is important to encourage kids to read, write, and use their imaginations to tell stories, and by publishing ‘A CatFish Tale’ in Spanish, we hope to reach new audiences and amplify the importance of literacy,” Brodsky said.
She tells more than just a funny story in “A CatFish Tale” and uses her professional experience to tap into universal emotions of people of all ages with themes that are evident in her books. All of her books offer socially conscious messaging as well as gentle lessons wrapped neatly in rhyming verse and colorful, highly appealing illustrations. Often seen through the eyes of animals and usually inanimate objects, children connect with the themes and ideas.
“El Cuento de Don Gato Pez” is the first of three of Brodsky’s books that will be translated into Spanish. The next two will be printed with both English and Spanish translations on the same page, helping build bilingual reading skills while encouraging kids and their parents to read together. Brodsky’s unique voice and trademark rhyme sequences are preserved in the translated version.