At 7 years of age our twins are both big book lovers. They love snuggling up on the couch with a thick novel but they also still love a beautiful picture book. Unfortunately many picture books have few words so the kids flick through in a flash. This sweet new read from Penguin Books Australia is the best of both worlds with gorgeous contemporary illustrations and plenty of text too:
In Mitford at the Fashion Zoo (RRP $22.99) we get to take a look behind the scenes at big fashion magazine Cover, run by the super stylish Panda Summers. After considering 521 unsuccessful candidates for the roll of her assistant she calls in Mitford the Giraffe for an interview… During the one week trial Mitford meets a bunch of interesting designers, attends fabulous fashion shows and helps design eye-catching creations. Will the sniffly, sneezy and slightly clumsy giraffe manage to get the job?
In case you are wondering where the talented author and illustrator got his inspiration from, as the SVP Creative Director at Estée Lauder, founder of MAC Cosmetics and former employee at big media company Conde Nast Donald Robertson is quite the fashion expert and his quirky character Mitford is rapidly winning hearts all over the globe.
To find out more about Mitford at the Fashion Zoo, published by Penguin Books Australia, and to order online visit www.penguin.com.au.