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.
  • Their first picture book with Black Dog Books

About the author

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.

About the illustrator

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

ISBN: 9781925381788
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: May 1, 2019
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $25.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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