The language is very sure and wonderful to read aloud and the story has that quintessential childhood appeal of a tiny person in a big world.

Julia Marshall, Publisher

The Tiny Woman’s Coat


In this vibrant rhyming tale of resourcefulness and friendship by one of the world’s great children’s writers, Joy Cowley, illustrated by Giselle Clarkson, the tiny woman makes a coat of leaves—a small book to leave readers snug as a bug.



  • Description

    The tiny woman makes a coat of leaves with the help of friends in this vibrant rhyming tale. 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.

    Resourcefulness and friendship are at the heart of this simple rhythmic poem by one of the world’s best children’s writers. Buoyant and satisfying to read aloud, this small book will leave the reader snug as a bug.

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin New Zealand
    Reader Age 2-5 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Midwest Book Review

      Buoyant and satisfying to read aloud.

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