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 a Director in the Office of the Public Service Commissioner, Victoria, Australia. Ms Hunt has undertaken two assignments for the Commonwealth Secretariat, assisting the Cabinet Office in Zambia with the development of a performance management workshop package and systems implementation strategy.

Margaret Perversi trained as a teacher and has also worked as an actress, cook, dress designer, singer, and puppeteer. She lives in Tasmania.
Ron Brooks, one of Australia's best-known picture-book illustrators, has received the Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award three times. He lives in Tasmania.