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The Jacket

The Jacket

A lovely picture book for every child who has outgrown a favourite toy or piece of clothing. The jacket was no ordinary jacket. It was soft, like dandelion fluff. It was warm, like the afternoon sun. It was comforting, like a hug from your favourite teddy.In The Jacket, a child's... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781925381788
Barcode 9781925381788
Published 1 May 2019 by Walker Books Australia
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Pashley, Sue-Ellen
Illustrated by Baker, Thea
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781925381788
ISBN-10 1925381781
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books Australia
Imprint Black Dog Books
Publication Date 1 May 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Pashley, Sue-Ellen
Illustrated by Baker, Thea
Category General Picture Books
Australian
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 252mm
Height: 280mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 400g
Interest Age 3-6 years
Reading Age 3-6 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 976207

Description of this Book

A lovely picture book for every child who has outgrown a favourite toy or piece of clothing. The jacket was no ordinary jacket. It was soft, like dandelion fluff. It was warm, like the afternoon sun. It was comforting, like a hug from your favourite teddy. In The Jacket, a child's favourite piece of clothing, which she outgrows, passes on to her little sister and then is repurposed for a new life. This is a heartwarming story about growing up and learning to let go of the things you become attached to in childhood.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This beautiful story about precious things being recycled, about the love within a family will elicit sighs from the audience as it is read out loud...The stunning illustrations underscore the warmth and family closeness of the story. Using collage, Baker has beautifully presented the children at play, the jacket always in the centre of the image...Highly recommended. * ReadPlus * ...a story that is as warm as a hug from the jacket itself. * The Bottom Shelf *

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Author's Bio

Sue-Ellen Pashley is the author of numerous books for children and young adults. From being an avid reader and writer as a child to studying literature at university, she's always loved the written word and where it can transport her. In her other life, Sue-Ellen is a social worker, providing counselling to all age groups, including children, where stories are an important part of her work. She lives in Central Queensland with her husband, awesome kids and a menagerie of animals. The Jacket is her first picture book. Thea Baker is an award-winning children's book illustrator from Somerset, England. She gained her BA (Hons) in Illustration from Falmouth College of Arts in the UK. Thea moved to Australia and now lives on the Mornington Peninsula with her daughter and husband. The collage in Thea's work is made with found or re-used fabrics and objects, combined with acrylic paint, oil pastel and digital media. Find her online at www.theabaker.com.

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