Mitford at the Fashion Zoo (Hardcover)

By Donald Robertson

Viking Books for Young Readers, 9780451475428, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2015

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

“I really love that giraffe… I would definitely be interested in playing Mitford when the inevitable movie comes out.”—Gwendolyn Christie, “Brienne of Tarth” from Game of Thrones
 
“It’s at once a gentle satire of the fashion world and story intended to inspire kids to stay positive and follow their dreams.”—Wall Street Journal

"Since his humble baby beginnings on Instagram, Mitford has gone on to grace J. Crew’s kids tees and more recently, the walls at French boutique Colette during Paris Fashion Week, and now, he’s getting his very own book: Mitford at the Fashion Zoo.”
InStyle.com
 
“Sassy and inspiringly drawn: a funny, captivating treat for the eyes and imagination.”—Kirkus Reviews


Mitford is a giraffe.
But not your everyday, live-on-the-savannah giraffe.

Mitford lives in the city.
But not your everyday, filled-with-people city.

This city is filled with animals.
Animals who like to dress up,
especially the animals who work at COVER magazine.

Mitford would do ANYTHING to work there.
But first Mitford must prove himself.

Can Mitford survive the Fashion Zoo?!


About the Author

Donald Robertson is a Toronto-born/New-York & LA- based artist whose prolific career spans decades and industries. Robertson has dedicated his whole career to the creative industry, most recently rejoining Estée Lauder on special projects where he works today. To his credits, Donald worked with the founders of MAC Cosmetics, where he helped launch VivaGlam to raise millions globally for the fight against AIDS. Next trading in beauty for fashion, Robertson launched American Marie Claire before redesigning American Glamour with Conde Nast and Hearst.   In the past two years, he has focused free time on his solo art career after Instagram launched him into the global spotlight where the press has named him the "Andy Warhol of Instagram." His interview by Lee Woodruff aired on CBS This Morning, adding to countless features in publications including CR Fashionbook, Vanity Fair UK, Vogue Korea, Vogue Brazil, Harper's Bazaar, the NY Post, and InStyle Magazine. Among his many projects, recent highlights include an art show at Colette in Paris, collaborations with prolific fashion designers including Giles Deacon, Jenna Lyons of J Crew, and shoe designer Brian Atwood, his first solo gallery show at Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton, and the birth of his two twin boys, Charlie and Henry.  This summer, Donald took over the windows of Bergdorf Goodman as he prepares for his first book release, Mitford and the Fashion Zoo. Follow him on Instagram @drawbertson.



Praise For Mitford at the Fashion Zoo

Amazon Best Book of the Month, August 2015 (Ages 3-5)
 
“I really love that giraffe… I would definitely be interested in playing Mitford when the inevitable movie comes out.”—Gwendolyn Christie, “Brienne of Tarth” from Game of Thrones
 
“It’s at once a gentle satire of the fashion world and story intended to inspire kids to stay positive and follow their dreams.”—Wall Street Journal
 
“Fashion-forward” —CoolHuntings.com
 
“While fashion-conscious readers will appreciate the punning, even those oblivious to the tongue-in-cheek ribbing of fashion-world characters and excesses will marvel at Robertson's richly animated storyboards with their bright hues and zany, literally animalistic garment ensembles. Sassy and inspiringly drawn: a funny, captivating treat for the eyes and imagination.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“Since his humble baby beginnings on Instagram, Mitford has gone on to grace J. Crew’s kids tees and more recently, the walls at French boutique Colette during Paris Fashion Week, and now, he’s getting his very own book: Mitford at the Fashion Zoo.” —InStyle.com