In this humorous bedtime story, published by GOOD PUPPY, Marina Tito and Lorenzo Di Alessandro take Betty out of the box and onto the spotlight. Sharp graphics full of grace in a carefully selected color pallet make Betty Bad Kitty’s Bedtime Story, Blame It On The Fly, a little jewel of design and an utterly delightful threat to get children to bed. Meet Betty Bad, a commonly mischievous house cat. Betty is ready to get some attention, create a little mayhem and eventually, ruin everyone’s peaceful sleep. Betty waits all day to play at night, once all children are in bed, with a mouse or with a thread. But kitty falls into a Halloween costume box and all hell breaks loose in the neighborhood. Unaware of her new disguise, Betty climbs up to the roof. A neighbor calls the police, the firemen show up first to put everyone at ease. The creature is finally captured and returned home. Where, ironically, we find ourselves at the beginning of the book, suggesting that kitty chaos will break loose again as night comes, hence the warning… “All children should be in bed or Betty Bad will ruin your night and your entire day ahead.” Recommended for children, ages 3 to 7 and parents with a sense of humor.
- Bedtime story
- A good reason to go to bed
- Betty Bad ideas not to follow
- Behavior and consequences
- Getting a good night sleep
About the Author
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Marina Tito started oil painting at the age of six and was awarded a gold and two silver medals, three consecutive years, at the Shankar’s International Children’s Competition held in India. That set the tone for the rest of her career.
After moving to New York at the age of fourteen, Marina received a scholarship for communications from the School of Visual Arts, and embarked in a 25-year-journey as a designer, illustrator, writer and creative director for design studios and advertising agencies in New York City, Vienna and South Florida.
In 2008, while taking flying lessons for her private pilot license, Marina meets Florentine pilot/designer Lorenzo Di Alessandro and five years later the couple starts Good Puppy – Books For Growing Good Kids, publishing children’s picture books, such as Chloe’s Little Secret, Shelby Sheep, Pretty Seeley, May’s Day, Dougie & Kiwi and Betty Bad Kitty’s Bedtime Stories.
Since then, Good Puppy has grown to incorporate mobile games and the Good Puppy Children Behavioral System. A set of emotional and behavioral tools for parents, teachers and therapists, designed in collaboration with family therapist, Gabriel Tito, to improve communication with young children through the use of empathic imagery.
Marina continues to write and illustrate children’s books meant to inspire, grow self-acceptance and acceptance of others, help overcome fears, and bring children closer to a harmonious relationship with their creative subconscious, for a well integrated personality.