Fashion designer Paul Smith is teaming up with illustrator Sam Usher to publish his first children’s book with Pavilion Children’s Books.
The Adventures of Moose & Mr Brown follows the story of Mr Brown, an international fashion designer, who agrees to help a Moose he encounters at an airport to track down his lost twin brother, Monty. Along the way they travel the world and help multiple animals by designing garments to meet their particular needs – including slippers for sloths, parkas for penguins and scarves for giraffes. The story was inspired by toys that Paul has owned for many years.
Pavilion acquired world rights directly from the author and from Usher’s agent, Penny Holroyde from Holroyde Cartey Limited.
Publisher Neil Dunnicliffe said: "I’m delighted to be working with the brilliant designer Paul Smith on his very first children’s books. Paul has produced a dazzlingly inventive and very funny story and Sam Usher’s artwork is beautiful, witty and incredibly expressive. I can’t wait to introduce the world to The Adventures of Moose and Mr Brown."
The book will be published on 3rd October in hardback (£12.99) and in a limited edition hardback with a signed print (£60).