Dougie & Kiwi – Daily Adventures is a humorous new children’s book about sharing, tolerance and understanding. In this endearing tale of love amongst opposites, published by GOOD PUPPY, Marina Tito and Lorenzo Di Alessandro introduce us to an odd pair. Kiwi, a prissy house cat, complaints about Dougie, a cheerful puppy, with whom she shares a roof and sometimes a little more than she would like to. In a sibling like rant, Kiwi tell us how Dougie chews on every toy, how her stuff he would destroy, how he stole all of her treasures, how he buried them with pleasure, how he chased out all the birds, without even saying a word, how he’s lazy and he’s messy and how he always drives her crazy. As Kiwi goes on, she seems to run out of complaints and starts seeing the positive side of having a friend like Dougie. From his comfortable hair to him following her anywhere, or when they went to the park when Dougie saved her with a bark. Kiwi’s perspective changes to reflect the joy Dougie brings into her life. Dougie & Kiwi – Daily Adventures puts a whimsical spotlight on our best friend and worst enemy, our own point of view. Recommended for children, ages 3 to 300. Specially suited for siblings and parents alike.
- Sibbling rivalries
- Getting along
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.