The Red Jacket

by Bob Holt

On Sale: 07/04/2023

The Red Jacket

by Bob Holt

illustrated by Bob Holt

On Sale: 07/04/2023

Format: Best Books of the Month

About the Book

Perfect for fans of Jory John and Pete Oswald's The Bad Seed and Jon Klassen's I Want My Hat Back!

Bob loves his red jacket.

The red jacket makes him feel swanky cool.

The red jacket makes other seagulls notice him and even speak to him.

But when a wave washes it away, will Bob lose his cool and his newfound friends, too? 

Bob Holt’s spare text and humorous artwork come together perfectly in this charmingly humorous tale about a seagull who learns a lesson or two about style, "fitting in," and confidence.

Critical Praise

The Red Jacket is just my kind of story. Simple with a sweet message that kids and adults can appreciate.”  — James Dean, creator of Pete the Cat

"The [art] gives the book immediate appeal, and the unexpected details, such as fries in the jacket pockets, are endearing. Fun for reading aloud and fine for discussing." — Booklist (starred review)

“[Examines] the bond between self-regard and friendship.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Irresistible. — Buffalo News

“A delightful story of finding self-confidence and friends—and then paying it forward.” — Kirkus Reviews

"Sometimes a Red Jacket is just what you need." — Antoinette Portis, Award-winning and bestselling author of Not a Box

“Sure to delight young readers. A great choice for readers who are shy, or anyone looking for a humorous, beachside read." — School Library Journal

“This light-hearted picture book offers manifold lessons, well-disguised in a silly story about a dapper seagull. [An] excellent selection for back-to-school time, reminding readers to be confident in their unique qualities and to encourage the same in others.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063237605
  • ISBN 10: 0063237601
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 07/04/2023
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Birds

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