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y The Singing Hat single work   picture book   humour   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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This picture book is a part fairy tale, part parable that tells of a man falling asleep in a park one day and finding himself the caretaker of a rare bird that has built a nest on his head. Ironical at times, it is a book for readers of all ages.

Notes

  • For children aged 5 and over.
  • Other formats: Also braille.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has been translated into Chinese.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2000 .
      8402390279528377879.jpg
      Extent: 30p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0670892661
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Farrar Straus and Giroux , 2001 .
      Extent: 1v. (unpaged)p.
      Edition info: First American edition.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0374369348
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 2002 .
      Extent: 1v. (unpaged)p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 014131320X
Alternative title: 合唱歌的帽子
Transliterated title: He chang ge de mao zi
Language: Chinese

Works about this Work

y Playing with Picturebooks : Postmodernism and the Postmodernesque Cherie Allan , Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan , 2012 Z1909588 2012 single work criticism "Postmodernism has played a significant part in the development of playful and experimental picturebooks for children over the past 50 years. Playing with Picturebooks offers fresh insights into the continuing influence of postmodernism on picturebooks for children, covering a wide range of international picturebooks predominantly from the 1980s to the present. It represents a significant contribution to current debates centred on the decline of the effects of postmodernism on fiction and detects a shift from the postmodern to the postmodernesque. Playing with Picturebooks draws on a wide range of critical perspectives in examining postmodern approaches to narrative and illustration. Chapters discuss how metafictive devices enable different modes of representation, offer different perspectives to authorised version of history, and promote difference and ex-centricity over unity. Playing with Picturebooks is essential reading, not only for academics in the field of children's literature, but also for researchers, teachers and students." (Back cover)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 2001 2001 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 45 no. 3 2001; (p. 2-12)
Men/Boys Behaving Differently: Contemporary Representations of Masculinity in Children's Literature Kerry Mallan , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: English In Australia , November no. 132 2001; (p. 57-64)
'Crisis' has been the password of recent writings about boys, masculinity and manhood from popular journalism to academic press. In all of these often disparate accounts there is the attempt on the part of the writers to find an anchorage in the storm, to utter a temporary 'truth' on the current state of affairs. In a similar way, the cause for the so-called 'crisis in masculinity' is just as diverse.With this brief outline of the discourse of 'crisis in masculinity' in mind, this paper will 2 consider what contemporary writing for young people can offer in terms of the current issues impacting on masculinity. In particular, specific questions will emerge as part of the discussion: How are writers for young people contributing to critiques of masculinity (and gender generally) through strategies of parody, self-reflexivity, and subversion? In reading these fictional accounts, does a more serious account of current anxieties lie beneath their playful surfaces? How might students benefit from an engagement with these and other texts in terms of their developing understandings of gender in general and masculine subjectivities in particular?
Untitled Margaret Adamson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 45 no. 1 2001; (p. 14)

— Review of The Singing Hat Tohby Riddle 2000 single work picture book
Top Reads for Kids Cindy Lord , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 August 2001; (p. 6)

— Review of The Singing Hat Tohby Riddle 2000 single work picture book ; A is for Aunty Elaine Russell 2000 single work picture book ; Fox Margaret Wild 2000 single work picture book ; Faust's party Matt Ottley 2000 single work picture book ; Rain Dance Cathy Applegate 2000 single work picture book ; The Lost Thing Shaun Tan 2000 single work picture book
Picture Books Now Cross Age Divisions Jennifer Moran , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 August 2001; (p. 19)

— Review of Fox Margaret Wild 2000 single work picture book ; The Singing Hat Tohby Riddle 2000 single work picture book ; The Lost Thing Shaun Tan 2000 single work picture book
Every Picture Tells a Story Jason Steger , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 3 December 2000; (p. 10)
Pushing the Boundaries Margaret Dunkle , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 226 2000; (p. 58-59)

— Review of Stanley Sticks Out Peter Rigby 2000 single work picture book ; The Singing Hat Tohby Riddle 2000 single work picture book ; Leaving Katrina Germein 2000 single work picture book ; In My Father's Room Gary Crew 2000 single work picture book
A Look at... Kevin Steinberger , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 15 no. 5 2000; (p. 20)

— Review of The Singing Hat Tohby Riddle 2000 single work picture book
Iconoclasm for Kids Pam Macintyre , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 November 2000; (p. 9)

— Review of Just Like That Mem Fox 1986 single work picture book ; The Singing Hat Tohby Riddle 2000 single work picture book ; Valley of Bones Gary Crew 2000 single work children's fiction ; Grandma's Shoes Libby Hathorn 2000 single work picture book
Things That Just Don't Belong : 'The Singing Hat' and 'The Lost Thing' Virginia Lowe , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 8 no. 4 2000; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Singing Hat Tohby Riddle 2000 single work picture book ; The Lost Thing Shaun Tan 2000 single work picture book
Untitled Margaret Adamson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 45 no. 1 2001; (p. 14)

— Review of The Singing Hat Tohby Riddle 2000 single work picture book
Pushing the Boundaries Margaret Dunkle , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 226 2000; (p. 58-59)

— Review of Stanley Sticks Out Peter Rigby 2000 single work picture book ; The Singing Hat Tohby Riddle 2000 single work picture book ; Leaving Katrina Germein 2000 single work picture book ; In My Father's Room Gary Crew 2000 single work picture book
A Look at... Kevin Steinberger , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 15 no. 5 2000; (p. 20)

— Review of The Singing Hat Tohby Riddle 2000 single work picture book
Top Reads for Kids Cindy Lord , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 August 2001; (p. 6)

— Review of The Singing Hat Tohby Riddle 2000 single work picture book ; A is for Aunty Elaine Russell 2000 single work picture book ; Fox Margaret Wild 2000 single work picture book ; Faust's party Matt Ottley 2000 single work picture book ; Rain Dance Cathy Applegate 2000 single work picture book ; The Lost Thing Shaun Tan 2000 single work picture book
Picture Books Now Cross Age Divisions Jennifer Moran , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 August 2001; (p. 19)

— Review of Fox Margaret Wild 2000 single work picture book ; The Singing Hat Tohby Riddle 2000 single work picture book ; The Lost Thing Shaun Tan 2000 single work picture book
Iconoclasm for Kids Pam Macintyre , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 November 2000; (p. 9)

— Review of Just Like That Mem Fox 1986 single work picture book ; The Singing Hat Tohby Riddle 2000 single work picture book ; Valley of Bones Gary Crew 2000 single work children's fiction ; Grandma's Shoes Libby Hathorn 2000 single work picture book
Things That Just Don't Belong : 'The Singing Hat' and 'The Lost Thing' Virginia Lowe , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 8 no. 4 2000; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Singing Hat Tohby Riddle 2000 single work picture book ; The Lost Thing Shaun Tan 2000 single work picture book
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 2001 2001 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 45 no. 3 2001; (p. 2-12)
Men/Boys Behaving Differently: Contemporary Representations of Masculinity in Children's Literature Kerry Mallan , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: English In Australia , November no. 132 2001; (p. 57-64)
'Crisis' has been the password of recent writings about boys, masculinity and manhood from popular journalism to academic press. In all of these often disparate accounts there is the attempt on the part of the writers to find an anchorage in the storm, to utter a temporary 'truth' on the current state of affairs. In a similar way, the cause for the so-called 'crisis in masculinity' is just as diverse.With this brief outline of the discourse of 'crisis in masculinity' in mind, this paper will 2 consider what contemporary writing for young people can offer in terms of the current issues impacting on masculinity. In particular, specific questions will emerge as part of the discussion: How are writers for young people contributing to critiques of masculinity (and gender generally) through strategies of parody, self-reflexivity, and subversion? In reading these fictional accounts, does a more serious account of current anxieties lie beneath their playful surfaces? How might students benefit from an engagement with these and other texts in terms of their developing understandings of gender in general and masculine subjectivities in particular?
y Playing with Picturebooks : Postmodernism and the Postmodernesque Cherie Allan , Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan , 2012 Z1909588 2012 single work criticism "Postmodernism has played a significant part in the development of playful and experimental picturebooks for children over the past 50 years. Playing with Picturebooks offers fresh insights into the continuing influence of postmodernism on picturebooks for children, covering a wide range of international picturebooks predominantly from the 1980s to the present. It represents a significant contribution to current debates centred on the decline of the effects of postmodernism on fiction and detects a shift from the postmodern to the postmodernesque. Playing with Picturebooks draws on a wide range of critical perspectives in examining postmodern approaches to narrative and illustration. Chapters discuss how metafictive devices enable different modes of representation, offer different perspectives to authorised version of history, and promote difference and ex-centricity over unity. Playing with Picturebooks is essential reading, not only for academics in the field of children's literature, but also for researchers, teachers and students." (Back cover)
Every Picture Tells a Story Jason Steger , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 3 December 2000; (p. 10)
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