Fall 2021

The Tiny Woman's Coat

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

A small and cozy book leaving preschoolers snug as a bug, from award-winning author, Joy Cowley.

The tiny woman makes a coat of leaves with the help of her animal friends. 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.

Friendship and sharing are at the heart of this warm and simple rhythmic poem by one of the world’s best children’s writers. A perfectly cozy hardback storybook to read-aloud and share with babies, toddlers and preschoolers who will delight in everything tiny and small, including the fresh and funny illustrations by award-winning illustrator Giselle Clarkson.

“Now I have a new favourite cosy read to add to my collection.” —The Times UK, Children’s Book of the Week

Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand’s best-loved writers for children and adults, and her stories are loved around the world. She has won a multitude of awards and honors for her bestselling books, including the Prime Minister’s Award for contribution to literature. She was shortlisted for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2018.

Giselle Clarkson is an illustrator and comic artist based in New Zealand. She illustrated Egg and Spoon: An Illustrated Cookbook by Alexandra Tylee which won the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction at the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults and The Gobbledegook Book: A Joy Cowley Anthology.

Praise for The Tiny Woman’s Coat
“An inventive and delightful tale that evokes Thumbelina, The Borrowers, and other beloved wee characters.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Now I have a new favourite cozy read to add to my collection … Giselle Clarkson’s evocative illustrations tell another story of the powers of collectivism.”—The Times

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978-1-77657-342-4
$13.49
978-1-77657-450-6
$22.99
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2021
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 28
Publication Date 2021-10-05
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039060, JUV057000, JUV009100
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 8.5 x 8.5
Lexile 360
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

The Sunday Times

“Now I have a new favourite cosy read to add to my collection . . . Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand’s best-loved writers, and with the help of Giselle Clarkson’s evocative illustrations she tells another story of the powers of collectivism as a tiny woman, chilly in the autumn wind, tries to make herself a coat.”—The Sunday Times

Kirkus Reviews

“[A]n inventive and delightful tale that evokes Thumbelina, the Borrowers, and other beloved wee characters.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Joy Cowley

Joy Cowley's books are loved by children all around the world. Many of her books have won awards—in the US, Snake and Lizard won the South Dakota Children's choice award in 2010 and Joy received the Roberta Long medal for multicultural writing in 2002. Joy lives in Wellington, New Zealand, with her husband Terry.

Illustrator: Giselle Clarkson

Giselle Clarkson is an illustrator and comic artist living in Greytown, New Zealand.

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The Tiny Woman's Coat

A small and cozy book leaving preschoolers snug as a bug, from award-winning author, Joy Cowley. The tiny woman makes a coat of leaves with the help of her animal friends. The trees, geese, porcupine, horse and plants all share something so the tiny woman… View available downloads →