Pretty Seeley, published by GOOD PUPPY is an imaginative and beautifully illustrated book about coming to terms with our own physical appearance. Seeley is a little girl with a spot on her nose. Her intriguing imperfection doesn’t seem to bother her cat, Mao, as it does Seeley. Mao is the friend we all want and the friend we all should aspire to be. The one with eyes wide open who sees right past imperfections to the underlying beauty that makes each of us unique. Mao believes a butterfly left her shadow behind and launches a search to find the allusive creature. Their journey takes Seeley to new understandings. The story reframes a seemingly negative attribute by giving it a positive, deeper and more important meaning, helping Seeley and the reader reprioritize and smile at their old frame of mind while thinking… – Yes, that was Pretty Seeley. Written and illustrated by Marina Tito, Pretty Seeley is a manifestation of beauty and a road map to its origins, hidden deep within each one of us. Recommended for children, ages 4 to 7, cats, bunnies and squirrels, or anyone that could use a new perspective.
- Self acceptance.
- Looking further.
- Life priorities.
- What makes us unique.
“This story is a perfect read about friendship with beautiful illustrations”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Beverly Clark
The illustrations alone are worth the price of this book. My granddaughter chose this book as a weekend bedtime read as the girl on the cover looks somewhat like her – and she loves cats so a winning combination. The story is a perfect read about friendship. As a retired teacher I would have loved to have had this book in my classroom as a discussion tool and also because the illustrations are perfect for holding up a book during story time. My granddaughter liked it as she could read it aloud and my grandson who is two, was mesmerized by the illustrations. This book would make a great gift too.
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.