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In Vivian the Dog Moves to Brooklyn, a very big dog leaves her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico for Brooklyn, New York. She’s excited to make it in the “Big City,” where everything will be just as big as her — right?

“As you might guess, she’s pretty disappointed upon arriving in New York City and discovering that she is still the only giant wiener dog around … She quickly learns their neighborhood in Brooklyn can be a pretty cramped place, especially for a big dog like her.”

Creator Mitch Boyer designed the book to help kids (and adults, too!) navigate the anxiety that can accompany moving to a new city. So, how does he make his very small pup look so huge? “We use some of the same techniques that VFX artists use to make people different sizes in movies like The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings — a little bit of camera trickery, and a dash of computer effects,” he says.

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