No matter how many heaters he turns on, how many blankets he sleeps under at night, or how many layers he wears, he can simply never get warm.
Being this cold all the time is lonely. And loneliness is a chilly feeling. Mr. Coats thinks he'll be alone in the cold forever, but he's wrong. There's someone out there just like him.
About the Author
Sieb Posthuma was an award-winning Dutch illustrator whose books have been published around the world. His work has been adapted into television shows, theater, opera, and shown in numerous expositions.
David Colmer is the translator of more than 60 book-length works of Dutch-language literature and has won many prizes for his translations, including the Vondel Prize, the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, the NSW Premier and PEN Translation Prize for his body of work, and the Dutch Foundation for Literature oeuvre prize.
[STAR] “Bright, patterned watercolor illustrations enhance this sweet story about peeling back the layers to discover the warmth of human connection.” -Foreword Reviews (starred)
“This wry, absurdist tall tale provides a wonderful canvas for wild fabric patterns as Posthuma layers checks upon stripes upon tartans in a wild collage of color. Originally published in the Netherlands in 2006, the story travels well across the ocean to a new generation of readers.” - The Horn Book
“Like Sheila Moore’s classic Samson Svenson’s Baby, this story proves there is a lid for every pot, and even young children will warm to the story of love thawing two chilly people.” - School Library Journal
“Bright, patterned watercolor illustrations enhance this sweet story about peeling back the layers to discover the warmth of human connection.” - Foreword Reviews