In this whimsical new children’s book, Chloe’s Little Secret, published by GOOD PUPPY, Marina Tito and Lorenzo Di Alessandro summon a willful little girl, Chloe, to storm over any fear of the unknown with complete control over its vital source, imagination. In a game of self-discovery, Chloe shines a light on her most priced possession, the friendship she built with the monster in her closet. In a tribute to an integrated personality, Chloe tells all about Floyd, her monster friend, with love and compassion, pointing the way to a positive outlook and understanding as the happy road to self-knowledge. Chloe is not afraid. She calls the monster out and gives him a name. She gets to know her monster and cares for him well. Pulling from the dark corners of the imagination nothing but allies, flower eating monsters that can dance really well and would even catch you if you fell, well, it isn’t easy, you need to know them first, check their spelling, brush their teeth, Chloe shows us how anyone can do it if they put their heart into it. Rising above fears, anxieties and insecurities, Chloe’s Little Secret is a reminder of how perspective defines our personal universe and by adjusting our own lens, we can turn a monster into our best friend. Recommended for children, ages 3 to 300, or anyone suffering from fears, anxieties or insecurities. No side effects have been reported.
- Conquering fears
- Building self esteem
- Positive creative play
- Caring for others
- Understanding others’ needs
“monster in the closet? fear no more after you read this wonderful story”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Beverly Clark
This is definitely a must read for all children. I think every parent/grandparent has gone through the monster in the closet, under the bed or hanging around somewhere in the shadows. Our main character in this story is named Chloe and she handles the problem that plagues so many children – the monster in the closet.
My granddaughter went through the monster in the closet phase and I wish I would have had this book five years ago. When I came across it the timing was perfect as my grandson is two and my granddaughter is now seven. They more than enjoyed this story. A plus rating from a grandparent and retired teacher.
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.