“My monster isn't scary. He's not grimy, gross or mean.
He takes a daily shower, and he brushes 'till he's clean.” — Chloe


Written & illustrated by M. Tito & L. Di Alessandro

Recommended for children, ages 3 to 7.

50 pages
Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 0.25 inches
Publisher: GOOD PUPPY
Edition: 1st Edition . September 7, 2013
ISBN-10: 1940692180
ISBN-13: 978-1940692180

Conquering Fears
Building Self-Esteem

Positive Creative Play
Caring For Others
Understanding Others' Needs


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.