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The Coat : Winner of the 2013 CBCA for Picture Book of the Year - Julie Hunt

The Coat

Winner of the 2013 CBCA for Picture Book of the Year

Hardcover

Published: 1st May 2012
For Ages: 4 - 8 years old
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Winner of the 2013 CBCA for Picture Book of the Year.

Book Description

Illustrated by Australia's leading picture-book artist, this is a surprising and delicious story that will lift you off your feet and whirl you away. A coat in a strawberry patch flies off with a down-at-heel man, and together they have the night of their lives.

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 travelled to the Cafe Delitzia, and had the night of their lives.

A bold and original picture book.

About the Author

Julie Hunt is a gifted writer, author of the Little Else books and Precious Little (with Sue Moss, illustrated by Gaye Chapman). She lives in southern Tasmania.

Ron Brooks has won many awards, including the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award three times, and is published in many countries around the world. Two of his early books, The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek and John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat, both written by Jenny Wagner, are widely recognised as introducing Australian picture books onto the world scene. Two of his more recent titles are Old Pig and Fox, both written by Margaret Wild. Fox has won many Australian and overseas awards. In 2010 Ron published a memoir, Drawn from the Heart, and in 2011 a new picture book by Margaret Wild, The Dream of the Thylacine. He lives in Huonville, Tasmania.

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The Coat
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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      4.0

      a lovely story

      By T

      from Mt Gambier, AU

      About Me Rarely Read

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      Pros

      • Well Written

      Cons

      • Text Difficult To Read

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        Comments about The Coat:

        used as a gift for my nephew. a story that will need to be read to him for a few years until he learns to read old fashioned cursive text.

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        5.0

        'The Coat' of colourful thoughts

        By Martha May

        from CANBERRA. AU

        About Me Everyday Reader

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Understand
        • For A Year Or Two Younger
        • Informative
        • Inspirational
        • Relevant
        • Thinking
        • Well Written

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          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Older Readers
          • Special Needs
          • Thinks What Happens Next
          • Travel Reading
          • Where Will They Go
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about The Coat:

          I gave it as a Xmas present for my 3 year old Grandson. It is for bedtime and anytime reading together or on his own.
          When the story was first read Grandson wanted to know what will they do next... So I think a small series could arise but maybe changing coat wearer.

          We all enjoyed the story and both author and artist understand each other. Congratulations.

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          5.0

          Read On!

          By Noddy

          from The Brook

          About Me Bookworm

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Understand
          • Informative
          • Inspirational
          • Relevant
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Special Needs
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about The Coat:

            Great for all kids. Should be more like this. It makes kids THINK

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            ""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

            ISBN: 9781741146059
            ISBN-10: 1741146054
            Audience: Children
            For Ages: 4 - 8 years old
            Format: Hardcover
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 32
            Published: 1st May 2012
            Publisher: Allen amp; Unwin
            Dimensions (cm): 26.3 x 27.9  x 1.0
            Weight (kg): 0.52
            Edition Number: 1