The Coat

The Coat

Julie Hunt

Language: English

Pages: 32

ISBN: 1741146054

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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.

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been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. First published in 2012 Copyright © text, Julie Hunt 2012 Copyright © illustrations, Ron Brooks 2012 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the publisher. The Australian

he looked even more disappointed. ‘Oh, it’s only a scarecrow,’ he said. This annoyed the coat. It puffed out its chest and the small creatures that lived inside made rustling sounds. The man blinked and stared. He noticed it was the sort of coat someone important would wear. It had a velvet collar and a buttonhole that looked as if it was waiting for a flower. The Coat TXT SI.indd 8 11/11/11 10:44 AM There was still plenty of wear in it. The Coat TXT SI.indd 9 11/11/11 10:44 AM ‘What a

and ordered food he’d never heard of. He had Tango Zest and Rare Glissando. He had Fresh Duet, Wild Solo and a grand finale of Bass Magnifico. ‘Splendid,’ he said at the end of the meal. ‘But how are we going to pay? ’ The Coat TXT SI.indd 16 11/11/11 10:45 AM ‘Pay? ’ said the coat in a booming voice. ‘We don’t pay. We are here to perform! ’ At this the people at the other tables fell silent and listened . ‘Perform? ’ whispered the man. The Coat TXT SI.indd 17 11/11/11 10:45 AM The Coat

and ordered food he’d never heard of. He had Tango Zest and Rare Glissando. He had Fresh Duet, Wild Solo and a grand finale of Bass Magnifico. ‘Splendid,’ he said at the end of the meal. ‘But how are we going to pay? ’ The Coat TXT SI.indd 16 11/11/11 10:45 AM ‘Pay? ’ said the coat in a booming voice. ‘We don’t pay. We are here to perform! ’ At this the people at the other tables fell silent and listened . ‘Perform? ’ whispered the man. The Coat TXT SI.indd 17 11/11/11 10:45 AM The Coat

TXT SI.indd 18 11/11/11 10:45 AM ‘He’s a ventriloquist,’ someone said. ‘No I’m not,’ the man replied. ‘Y es you are,’ said the coat, and everyone laughed. ‘Let the show begin! ’ the coat announced. ‘ ’m no performer,’ said the man. I ‘Y es you are,’ said the coat. Everyone laughed again. The Coat TXT SI.indd 19 11/11/11 10:45 AM ‘Where are my things? ’ the coat demanded. One of the waiters took down an old accordion and a pair of white gloves that were hanging on the wall. ‘Oh no,’ said

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