The Coat

The Coat Cover

The Coat

By Julie Hunt; Ron Brooks (Illustrator)

Allen & Unwin, Hardcover, 9781741146059, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2013

A bold and original picture book that will lift you off your feet and whirl you away The Coat stands in a paddock at the end of a row of strawberries. Itis buttoned up tight and stuffed full of straw and itis angry. "What a waste of me " it yells. Then along comes a man. "I could do with a coat like that," the man says. Together, swooping and swinging, they travel to the Cafe Delitzia, where theman finds he has magical talents courtesy of the coat, and together they give the performance of a lifetime.

About the Author
Julie Hunt is the author of theLittle Else series, which includes "Trick Rider," and "Precious Little."Ron Brooks is a picture book artist with a career spanning more than 35 years. His memoir is "Drawn from the Heart" and his illustrated books includethe Henry books by Margaret Perversi, "Motor Bill and the Lovely Caroline" by Jenny Wagner, and"Honey and Bear" by Ursula Dubosarsky.Wild and Brookspreviously collaborated on "Fox" and "Old Pig.""