Frank's Red Hat

Frank's Red Hat


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Nick's Review

As a parent with a four year old daughter and six year old son I am always on the lookout for something that is going to appease  all parties along with providing a little education and a lasting message. Sean's latest book covers all bases. It is a fantastic children's book and his sense of humour which shines through in this book will also appeal to adults. At this years Leading Edge independent booksellers conference Sean presented his book - he literally had all of the local independent bookshop owners and the publisher reps in stitches with "Frank's Red Hat"!


Publisher Review


A story about never giving up on your talents, because even though what you do may not be appreciated right now, it may be in time. Possibly by someone you’d least expect.

Frank is a penguin with ideas. Mostly terrible ones. That’s why his fellow penguins are nervous when he shows them his strange new creation. Something they’d never seen or expected to see in their cold and colourless Antarctic world — a red hat.


A picture book about inclusion, difference and believing in yourself. With quirky and endearing illustrations. Young readers will love Frank.


Sean E Avery is a teacher, writer-illustrator, sculptor and designer born in South Africa; living in Perth, Western Australia. Locally, he’s best known as the writer-illustrator of best-selling children’s picture book, All Monkeys Love Bananas, published by Fremantle Press. His last picture book, Happy as a Hog Out of Mud, was shortlisted for the 2022 WAYRBA Award and his latest book, Frank’s Red Hat, is already a hit with kids in Australia, Korea, France and Denmark. Internationally, he’s best known as a sculptor who uses CDs and DVDs to create breath-taking works of art that reside in galleries and private collections all around the world. He is curious, enthusiastic and ready to work hard for the things he believes in.