The Jacket

By Sue-Ellen Pashley
Illustrated by Thea Baker

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.

  • An affectionate, familiar, warm and reassuring story.
  • Captures the chaos and delight of family life.

About the author

Sue-Ellen Pashley is a writer of a copious amount of words - because if they didn't come out, she's sure they'd make her head explode. Sue-Ellen has nine published young adult and adult stories, including Aquila and Blue. The Jacket is her debut picture book. She lives near the beach in Queensland with her family, two dogs and a snake called Slide. You can find Sue-Ellen at or on Facebook and Instagram at Sue-Ellen Pashley Author.

About the illustrator

Thea Baker studied Illustration at Falmouth College of Arts before becoming a successful children's book illustrator and author in her own right. The collage in Thea’s work is made with reused and recycled fabrics and papers, combined with acrylic paint, oil pastel and digital media. Originally from Somerset, she now lives on the Mornington Peninsula in Australia with her daughter and husband. Find her online at

ISBN: 9781760654436
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 4, 2021
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 09/08/21 at 07:45:53
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