From the start of Alex Mitchell’s new 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. 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
Watch the “Go Ahead” video: http://youtu.be/DCWPNCaCgCw
Read the article “These Are My Monsters” Alex wrote for Rebelle Society here:
Read the news release “Using Monsters To Encourage Self-Love: Alex Mitchell Dares Young Readers To ‘Go Ahead, Be A Monster!’ In Her New Poem Picture Book” here:
Visit Alex’s website here: http://www.alexmitchellportfolio.com
Although Alex Mitchell started out as an interior designer, it didn’t take long before her creative aspirations launched her into a lifelong adventure of making art. After dedicating herself to creating sculptures and paintings over the last 15 years, her childhood dream of making books has finally come true. Currently, she is working on a series of poem picture books exploring her thoughts on self-love and self-expression. Her first book, “Go Ahead, Be A Monster, But Don’t Forget To Smile” is now followed by “My Colors Inside.” Both books share her unique perspective of life as an artist on a journey of self-discovery. She writes tender, humorous poems for readers of all ages, which she renders in a colorful and amusing way. As an artist, Alex Mitchell delights in coming up with the perfect way to illustrate each of her poems. More books are in the works as Alex Mitchell continues exploring her imagination and creativity to share her life with us through her art.