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 traveled to the Cafe Delitzia, and had the night of their lives. A bold and original picture book.
About the Author
Julie Hunt is the author of the Little Else series, Precious Little, and Song for a Scarlet Runner. 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.
"A slightly magical, wholly satisfying fable, visually rich and verbally open-ended." —Kirkus
"This vigorous yet dreamlike Australian picture-book collaboration between Julie Hunt and illustrator Ron Brooks suggests the beauty, and urgency, of pursuing a vigorous and zestful life." —Wall Street Journal
"A haunting, evocative, and immersive fantasy." —School Library Journal on Kid Glovz