The Coat (Hardcover)

By Julie Hunt, Ron Brooks (Illustrator)

Allen & Unwin, 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. It is buttoned up tight and stuffed full of straw and it is 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 the man 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 the Little 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 include the Henry books by Margaret Perversi, Motor Bill and the Lovely Caroline by Jenny Wagner, and Honey and Bear by Ursula Dubosarsky. Wild and Brooks previously collaborated on Fox and Old Pig.