Luscious, richly detailed artwork provides the perfect backdrop for this beautifully written story of friendship, perseverance and the power of taking a chance.
Julie Hunt and Sue Moss are great collaborators. Some of their projects include Brave Arts - the Art of Healthy Community, a CD for the Department of Health and Human Services, a public art commission for Sorell District School library, and poetry and images for the exhibition 'Will the Real Australia please stand up?'.
Julie Hunt is the author of the Little Else series and The Coat, which is being illustrated by Ron Brooks. Sue Moss is a poet, performer and reviewer. Precious Little is her first children's book. Both live in southern Tasmania.
Gaye Chapman is a fine artist who uses various techniques in her artwork. She used sepia ink line drawings, acrylic ink and collage to create the Precious Little's world. Gaye's picture book, Little Blue, was the winner of the Children's Book Award in the 2009 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards. She has illustrated other picture books including Kaito's Cloth by Glenda Millard, which was shortlisted in the 2007 Qld Premier's Awards and was selected in The 2007 White Ravens Outstanding International Books for Children.