Pretty Seeley dives nose first into children's insecurities when coming to terms with their physical appearance. Assuring children that this common stress is a silly one indeed and helping them focus their attention on more important values, Pretty Seeley spins insecurity into the security only family and friends can provide and slaps the matter right on the nose.
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.