Last month we featured paintings of a girl and her giant dog friend. That awesome fantasy just got a whole lot more realistic. NYC-based visual artist Mitch Boyer is working on a children’s book about a gigantic dachshund named Vivian who just moved to the big city. Vivian the Dog Moves to Brooklyn tells the story of a giant dog who finds out she’s moving from New Mexico to NY and has to adjust to the move itself and then living in an entirely new location.
“Every year, over 5.5 million kids between the ages 1 to 9 move to a new home, in the United States alone.* It’s scary to leave behind the home and people you love when you relocate. So we’re making a photo-illustrated children’s book about a dog who moves to a new city to help kids who are going through a similar experience.”
Vivian really is Boyer’s dog, but she’s not actually 6 feet tall. They’ve been together since she was a puppy and in that time they’ve lived in four states, five cities, and 10 different homes, so they know a few things about adjusting to life in a new place.