The Coat

Julie Hunt and Ron Brooks
NZD $16.99

This paperback edition of the 2013 CBCA Picture book of the year winner tells the story of how a neglected coat and a down-at-heel man experience the joy and magic of creativity.

WINNER: CBCA Picture Book of the Year, 2013

The Coat stood in a paddock at the end of a row of strawberries. It was buttoned up tight and stuffed full of straw and it was angry. 'What a waste of me!' it yelled. Then along came a man. 'I could do with a coat like that,' the man said. Together, swooping and swinging, they travelled to the Cafe Delitzia, and had the night of their lives.

A bold and original picture book.

Author bio:

Julie Hunt loves poetry, storytelling and traditional folktales. Her debut novel Song for a Scarlet Runner won the inaugural Readings Children's Book Prize and her graphic novel KidGlovz (illustrated by Dale Newman) won the 2016 Queensland Premier's Literary Award. She also writes books for younger readers. She has also written numerous picture books and novels for younger readers. She lives on a farm in southern Tasmania and works in a library.

Ron Brooks is an acclaimed illustrator of classic picture books and has won many awards, including the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award three times, and is published in many countries around the world. Two of his early books, The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek and John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat, both written by Jenny Wagner, are widely recognised as introducing Australian picture books onto the world scene. Four of his more recent titles are Old Pig, Fox, The Dream of the Thylacine and On the day you were born, all written by Margaret Wild. Fox has won many Australian and overseas awards. Ron's memoir, Drawn from the Heart, was published in 2010.He lives in Huonville, Tasmania.

Category: Children's
ISBN: 9781760527204
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: May 2019
Page Extent: 32
Format: Paperback
Age: 5 - 10
Subject: Picture books