Two National Gold Awards for Shady Pines Story Town

The Mom's Choice Award committee has granted Tuxedo Cat Productions its Gold Award of excellence to that company's Shady Pines Story Town Website and to another of its Boomer and Halley Books for ages 4-8. The website and the books promote stories intent on restoring civility one kind gesture at a time.

Two National Gold Awards for Shady Pines Story Town
Leland, NC, October 01, 2018 --( By granting its gold award The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named the Shady Pines Story Town website and another of its Boomer and Halley books for ages 4-8, among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. The MCA evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost.

"We are thrilled to earn the Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence and their Gold Seal of Approval," says Mary Jane McKittrick, Owner of Tuxedo Cat Productions and Chief Creative Officer of Shady Pines Story Town. Ms. McKittrick is also the author of the national award-winning Boomer and Halley book series. “We know all the great things the MCA does to connect consumers, educators, and caregivers with the best products and services available for families.”

To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five (5) identical samples for testing. Entries are matched to evaluators in the MCA database. Evaluators are bound by a strict code of ethics not only to ensure objectivity, but also to ensure that the evaluation is free from manufacturer influence. The five evaluations are submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final review and approval. "Our aim to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services,” explains Dawn Matheson, Executive Director of the Mom’s Choice Awards. “We have a passion to help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality and also a great value. The MCA evaluation program is designed to incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians and other specialists; but we also engage parents, children, educators, and caregivers because they are experts in knowing what is best for their families.” With the evaluation now complete, the testing samples of Boomer and Halley Scavenger Hunt, Discover Rewards by Working Together will be donated to schools, libraries, hospitals and nonprofit organizations.

About Tuxedo Cat Productions
Tuxedo Cat Productions produces the popular, Mom’s Choice Award gold medal Shady Pines Story Town website and the multiple national-award winning Boomer and Halley book series for ages 4-8. Shady Pines Story Town provides online stories, books and resources aimed at ‘Restoring Civility One Kind Gesture at a Time!’ The company is headquartered in the greater Wilmington, NC area. The company’s website at contains additional information. Information about the Boomer and Halley books and where to purchase them can also be found at

About the Mom’s Choice Awards ®
The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children, families and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 55 countries. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media look for the MCA mother-and-child Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality products and services for children and families. Learn more about the Mom's Choice Awards by visiting their website:

Shady Pines Story Town 2028 Willowhaven Lane Wilmington, NC
Shady Pines Story Town (Tuxedo Cat Productions)
Mary Jane McKittrick, Chief Creative Officer