The Coat

Julie Hunt and Ron Brooks
NZD $27.99

Illustrated by Australia's leading picture-book artist, this is a surprising and delicious story that will lift you off your feet and whirl you away. A coat in a strawberry patch flies off with a down-at-heel man, and together they have the night of their lives.

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 is a gifted writer, author of the Little Else books and Precious Little (with Sue Moss, illustrated by Gaye Chapman). She lives in southern Tasmania.

Ron Brooks 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. Two of his more recent titles are Old Pig and Fox, both written by Margaret Wild. Fox has won many Australian and overseas awards. In 2010 Ron published a memoir, Drawn from the Heart, and in 2011 a new picture book by Margaret Wild, The Dream of the Thylacine. He lives in Huonville, Tasmania.

Category: Picture books
ISBN: 9781741146059
Awards: Winner CBCA Picture Book of the Year, 2013 2013 AU; Short-listed West Australian Premier's Book Awards, Children's Literature 2012 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: May 2012
Page Extent: 32
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 5 - 7
Subject: Picture books