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
Check out the “Go Ahead” 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” 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 now followed by her latest, “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.