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The Tiny Woman's Coat - Joy Cowley

The Tiny Woman's Coat

By: Joy Cowley, Giselle Clarkson (Illustrator)

Hardcover | 5 October 2021

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In this vibrant rhyming tale of resourcefulness and friendship by one of the world’s great children’s writers, the tiny woman makes a coat of leaves—a book to leave its readers snug as a bug

The tiny woman makes a coat of leaves with the help of friends in this vibrant rhyming tale. The trees, geese, porcupine, horse and plants all share something so the tiny woman can snip, snip, snip and stitch, stitch, stitch a coat to keep herself warm. Resourcefulness and friendship are at the heart of this simple rhythmic poem by one of the world’s best children’s writers. Buoyant and satisfying to read aloud, this small book will leave the reader snug as a bug.

About the Author

Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand's best-loved writers for children and adults, with an international reputation. She has won a multitude of awards and honours for her bestselling books, including the Prime Ministers Award for contribution to literature. She was shortlisted for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2018 and received an New Zealand Arts Foundation Icon award in 2020.

About the Illustrator

Giselle Clarkson is an illustrator and comic artist living in Greytown, New Zealand, who has been shortlisted for the New Zealand Children's Book Awards. She illustrated The Gobbledegook Book by Joy Cowley in 2019 and Egg and Spoon by Alexandra Tylee in 2020.
Industry Reviews

"An inventive and delightful tale that evokes Thumbelina, The Borrowers, and other beloved wee characters."

-- Kirkus Reviews

The Times Children's Book of the Week
"A new favourite cosy read to add to my collection ... Giselle Clarkson's evocative illustrations tell another story of the powers of collectivism."

-- The Times

"This beautiful book is comfort at its very best."

-- Paula Green, Poetry Box

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