Review: A Dog Named Jimmy

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I’ve actually let this book take up permanent residence on my coffee table, and when guests come in, the first thing they say when they sit down and open up this book is: “Aww how cute”, and indeed, that is this whole book summed up into three short little words.

Back on his 30th birthday, Rafael Mantesso’s wife left him, taking everything with her, except for their adorable little dog, who she had named after her favourite designer: Jimmy Choo (the fact that she named her dog after an uber posh shoe company, then ditched him along with her husband tells you all you need to know about her.)

Jimmy, the dog started off when, with only his dog and his pen, owner Rafael drew a doodle around his dog while he was sleeping. After doing a few more, and then uploading to Instagram, social media exploded on him. He now has 437000 followers on Instagram, and of course, this book (damn that woman must surely be pissed coz he’s gotta be raking in the dosh).

If you google “Jimmy Choo Dog” you’ll see heaps of his images. If you follow this link to his Instagram, you’ll see heaps of his images. But if you can’t be bothered doing that, and just want a little taste of what Jimmy Choo (the dog) is all about, then I’ve done the extremely laborious task of getting a few images for you. (APPRECIATE THE HARD WORK I DO FOR YOU)

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Aww, isn’t he cute! Rafael’s creativity is limitless, and the ideas he sometimes thinks up are stunning! Combine with a cute dog and artistic talent… definitely going to be a win. Plus, he’s actually collaborated with Jimmy Choo (the human) to create a fashion set LOOK AT THIS AWWW


Anyway, buy the book, and if you want to see more, then you can always stalk view his Instagram.

I won this book through a giveaway from Text Publishing.

A Dog Named Jimmy is out now. Buy at your local bookstore.

The Info:

  • Title: A Dog Named Jimmy
  • Author: Hilary Spiers
  • Hardcover:160 pages
  • Publisher: Avery (September 29th, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10:052542962X
  • URL: Amazon, Official Website, Text Publishing

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