How to Be Cooler than Cool

By Sean Taylor
Illustrated by Jean Jullien

A laugh-out-loud page-turner from a brilliant author and illustrator team.

Praise for Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise: "This is the funniest picture book I have read in a long time" David Walliams Cat has found a pair of sunglasses. She thinks they are going to make her look COOL. “I’m not just any old cat at the playground," she says. "I’m a real cool cat, gliding backwards down the slide, looking cooler than cool ... WITH EXTRA COOL ON TOP!” She pops on the glasses … confidently struts forwards and – Meooaaaooow! – falls down the slide. Oh, how UNCOOL. Can Pig or Cockatoo do any better? From the team behind Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise and I Want to Be in a Scary Story comes a gloriously slapstick title that celebrates friendship, play and being yourself (no matter how goofy).

  • Promotes a very positive message about not trying too hard and not being afraid to look silly.
  • Jean Jullien is one of the most sought-after graphic artists worldwide – he has over 1 million followers on Instagram.
  • Packed full of fantastic page turns and hilarious join-in read-aloud moments.

About the author

Sean Taylor has written more than 40 books for young readers. These include picture books such as Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise and I Want to Be in a Scary Story, both illustrated by Jean Jullien, A Brave Bear, illustrated by Emily Hughes and Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh!, illustrated by Kate Hindley. He lives in Bristol with his wife and two sons. Find Sean online at and on Twitter as @seantstories.

About the illustrator

Jean Jullien is an illustrator who works with a vast range of media including photography, installations and clothing. His clients include Waterstones, the Tate, Channel 4, The New York Times and the Guardian; he also exhibits his work worldwide. His picture books include Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise and I Want to Be in a Scary Story, both written by Sean Taylor, and This Is Not A Book. Originally from Nantes, France, Jean now lives in Paris. Find him online at and on Instagram as @jean_jullien.

ISBN: 9781406378269
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: May 5, 2021
Dimensions: 248 x 288mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 09/08/21 at 07:45:07
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