From the start of Alex Mitchell’s book, “Go Ahead, Be A Monster, But Don’t Forget To Smile,” she dares her readers to feel angry, annoyed, impatient, and needy, just like her outrageous monsters. Written with the conviction that although emotions may overwhelm us, they do not define us, the author then slowly encourages her readers to look deeper and recognize their true miraculous nature. From her unique perspective of life as an artist, this bilingual poem picture book is a spirited invitation to smile and remember who we are deep down inside no matter what we’re feeling.
In the book’s closing commentary the author reveals her personal thoughts about being an artist, exploring monsters, and feeling alive. And although she had a young audience in mind when writing this book, its creative spirit, style, and timeless message are alluring to all ages. All the pages are reproduced from the artist’s hand-painted originals. A complete translation into Spanish is included.
Watch the “Go Ahead” book trailer: http://youtu.be/DCWPNCaCgCw
The artist and inspirational art-book author Alex Mitchell is a born storyteller who loves using her imagination and creativity to share her life through art. She has created a series of three poem picture books that explore emotional intelligence, encouraging readers to identify their true emotions with regard to self-love, self-expression, and self-worth. Her books “Go Ahead, Be A Monster, But Don’t Forget To Smile” and “My Colors Inside” are followed by “Are You Ready Little Caterpillar.” She writes tender, humorous poems for readers of all ages and delights in coming up with the perfect way to illustrate them. More books are in the works as Alex Mitchell continues on her artistic journey of self-discovery. Alex Mitchell’s artwork reflects her background in interior design and theater. Her artwork has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries in the United States and in Europe. She currently lives and works in Madrid, Spain.