This inspirational poem picture book is written with the conviction that although emotions may overwhelm us, they do not define us. From the author’s unique perspective of life as an artist, she invites us to smile and remember who we are deep down inside no matter what we’re feeling. From the start, she dares us to feel angry, annoyed, impatient, and needy, just like her outrageous monsters. Then slowly she encourages us to look deeper and recognize our true miraculous nature.
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. A complete translation into Spanish is included.
- text and illustrations by Alex Mitchell
- full color reproductions of hand-painted originals
- closing commentary by author
- complete Spanish translation
- 40 pages
Also available as an ENHANCED EBOOK for the iPad: http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/390824-go-ahead-be-a-monster-but-don-t-forget-to-smile