Shelby Sheep: Color Me Happy by M. Tito
In Shelby Sheep in Color Me Happy, published by Good Puppy, Marina Tito and Lorenzo Di Alessandro draw up a little black sheep for a colorful educational tale. Shelby was the only black sheep in her herd, which made her friends jealous as they all wished to be unique. So, Shelby suggests they play with some paints to find their own colors. As the sheep jump into the paint buckets, they don’t like what they become, orange like an orange, green as an olive or purple like a grape. It isn’t easy to be different, what will mom say? So, Shelby suggests they jump into the third color to turn them all a dark brown. The sheep abide and love the results, since now they all match! No longer concerned with their coats, they all continue to search for their personal color, since mixing them has become their favorite game. Shelby Sheep in Color Me Happy is a guide to the simple magic of mixing colors, which launches a seekers’ quest for beauty of divine inspiration, leaving the material focus of coats behind. Recommended for children, ages 3 to 7, or anyone wishing to learn to mix colors.
- A story about being unique and accepting others’ uniqueness.
- A search for happiness.
- Teaches children how to mix colors.
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.