y Baby Bilby, Where Do You Sleep? single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2001 2001
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Take a peek through the peepholes and discover the secret hiding places of baby bilby and other Australian desert creatures.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • A picture book in verse form.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 2001 .
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0734402309
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 2003 .
      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0734406029 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

The Art of Narelle Oliver Joy Lawn (interviewer), 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies: Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 24 no. 4 2009; (p. 4-6)
In response to Lawn's questions regarding her artistic vision, innovative techniques and interest in natural Australian history, Oliver says her work is created through the 'intriguing relationship between words and pictures' and how 'they work either together or against each other as different points of view in a narrative' (4). Lawn asks Oliver about her 'vision and vocation' which, through her strong artistic style and celebratory designs of Australian indigenous animals, produces texts that are a 'melding of non-fiction and fiction' (5). Oliver says she has been fascinated by indigenous adaptations of Australian native animals since early childhood and this interest developed further when she studied biology. With her first picture book, Leaf Tail she wanted to introduce young readers to 'some of the less-well-known Australian creatures' but 'did not want to write a straight information book' (5). Instead, she wanted to explore the creative potential of the adaptive features to be found among many creatures - design, shape, texture and pattern - in terms of storytelling and 'problem-solution scenarios' (5). Oliver has also produced picture books about imaginary and mythological creatures, for example, Mermaids Most Amazing, The Very Blue Thingamajig, and Dancing the Boom-cha-cha Boogie, however, it is mainly through her natural history picture books that she aims to capture the diversity of Australia's natural landscapes and 'instil postive feelings about these places in young Australian readers' (6). In this sense, her work is driven by the belief that 'a personal feeling and knowledge of the landscape is critical to developing a desire to preserve that landscape' (6).
Untitled Jean Yates , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Books from Our Backyard : Must-Read Books from Queensland 2006; (p. 2)

— Review of Baby Bilby, Where Do You Sleep? Narelle Oliver 2001 single work picture book
The Children's Book Council of Australia : Annual Awards 2002 2002 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 46 no. 3 2002; (p. 2-13)
Nourishment for Dreams Jenny Pausacker , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 April 2002; (p. 13)

— Review of Baby Bilby, Where Do You Sleep? Narelle Oliver 2001 single work picture book ; The Red Tree Shaun Tan 2001 single work picture book ; The House of Narcissus Margaret Wild 2001 single work picture book ; Where Does Thursday Go? Janeen Brian 2001 single work picture book ; Olga the Brolga Rod Clement 2002 single work picture book
Book of the Year : Early Childhood Wendy Michaels , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 22 no. 4 2002; (p. 21)

— Review of Where Does Thursday Go? Janeen Brian 2001 single work picture book ; Passing On Mike Dumbleton 2001 single work picture book ; Let's Get a Pup Bob Graham 2001 single work picture book ; Baby Bilby, Where Do You Sleep? Narelle Oliver 2001 single work picture book
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books Wendy Michaels , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 22 no. 4 2002; (p. 23)

— Review of Jirrbal : Rainforest Dreamtime Stories 2001 selected work prose autobiography ; Eyes in the Dark Kim Dale 2001 single work picture book ; Soldier Boy : The True Story of Jim Martin the Youngest Anzac Anthony Hill 2001 single work biography ; Baby Bilby, Where Do You Sleep? Narelle Oliver 2001 single work picture book ; Guide Dogs : From Puppies to Partners Diana Lawrenson 2001 single work information book
Untitled Elizabeth Douglas , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 45 no. 3 2001; (p. 30)

— Review of Baby Bilby, Where Do You Sleep? Narelle Oliver 2001 single work picture book
Contrasting Styles in Children's Stories Eleanor Stodart , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 June 2001; (p. 19)

— Review of Baby Bilby, Where Do You Sleep? Narelle Oliver 2001 single work picture book ; Prue Theroux : The Cool Librarian Gillian Rubinstein 2000 single work picture book ; The Time Fliers Judith Crabtree 2001 single work picture book ; Ten True Blue Yarns for Toddlers Oompie 2000 selected work children's fiction
Untitled Moira Robinson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 16 no. 2 2001; (p. 26)

— Review of Baby Bilby, Where Do You Sleep? Narelle Oliver 2001 single work picture book
Hidden Details, Hidden Stories Virginia Lowe , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 231 2001; (p. 61-62)

— Review of Albuman's Quest 2001 single work picture book ; Baby Bilby, Where Do You Sleep? Narelle Oliver 2001 single work picture book ; Little School Beth Norling 2001 single work picture book
Untitled Elizabeth Douglas , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 45 no. 3 2001; (p. 30)

— Review of Baby Bilby, Where Do You Sleep? Narelle Oliver 2001 single work picture book
Untitled Jean Yates , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Books from Our Backyard : Must-Read Books from Queensland 2006; (p. 2)

— Review of Baby Bilby, Where Do You Sleep? Narelle Oliver 2001 single work picture book
Contrasting Styles in Children's Stories Eleanor Stodart , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 June 2001; (p. 19)

— Review of Baby Bilby, Where Do You Sleep? Narelle Oliver 2001 single work picture book ; Prue Theroux : The Cool Librarian Gillian Rubinstein 2000 single work picture book ; The Time Fliers Judith Crabtree 2001 single work picture book ; Ten True Blue Yarns for Toddlers Oompie 2000 selected work children's fiction
Untitled Moira Robinson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 16 no. 2 2001; (p. 26)

— Review of Baby Bilby, Where Do You Sleep? Narelle Oliver 2001 single work picture book
Hidden Details, Hidden Stories Virginia Lowe , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 231 2001; (p. 61-62)

— Review of Albuman's Quest 2001 single work picture book ; Baby Bilby, Where Do You Sleep? Narelle Oliver 2001 single work picture book ; Little School Beth Norling 2001 single work picture book
Nourishment for Dreams Jenny Pausacker , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 April 2002; (p. 13)

— Review of Baby Bilby, Where Do You Sleep? Narelle Oliver 2001 single work picture book ; The Red Tree Shaun Tan 2001 single work picture book ; The House of Narcissus Margaret Wild 2001 single work picture book ; Where Does Thursday Go? Janeen Brian 2001 single work picture book ; Olga the Brolga Rod Clement 2002 single work picture book
Book of the Year : Early Childhood Wendy Michaels , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 22 no. 4 2002; (p. 21)

— Review of Where Does Thursday Go? Janeen Brian 2001 single work picture book ; Passing On Mike Dumbleton 2001 single work picture book ; Let's Get a Pup Bob Graham 2001 single work picture book ; Baby Bilby, Where Do You Sleep? Narelle Oliver 2001 single work picture book
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books Wendy Michaels , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 22 no. 4 2002; (p. 23)

— Review of Jirrbal : Rainforest Dreamtime Stories 2001 selected work prose autobiography ; Eyes in the Dark Kim Dale 2001 single work picture book ; Soldier Boy : The True Story of Jim Martin the Youngest Anzac Anthony Hill 2001 single work biography ; Baby Bilby, Where Do You Sleep? Narelle Oliver 2001 single work picture book ; Guide Dogs : From Puppies to Partners Diana Lawrenson 2001 single work information book
The Children's Book Council of Australia : Annual Awards 2002 2002 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 46 no. 3 2002; (p. 2-13)
The Art of Narelle Oliver Joy Lawn (interviewer), 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies: Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 24 no. 4 2009; (p. 4-6)
In response to Lawn's questions regarding her artistic vision, innovative techniques and interest in natural Australian history, Oliver says her work is created through the 'intriguing relationship between words and pictures' and how 'they work either together or against each other as different points of view in a narrative' (4). Lawn asks Oliver about her 'vision and vocation' which, through her strong artistic style and celebratory designs of Australian indigenous animals, produces texts that are a 'melding of non-fiction and fiction' (5). Oliver says she has been fascinated by indigenous adaptations of Australian native animals since early childhood and this interest developed further when she studied biology. With her first picture book, Leaf Tail she wanted to introduce young readers to 'some of the less-well-known Australian creatures' but 'did not want to write a straight information book' (5). Instead, she wanted to explore the creative potential of the adaptive features to be found among many creatures - design, shape, texture and pattern - in terms of storytelling and 'problem-solution scenarios' (5). Oliver has also produced picture books about imaginary and mythological creatures, for example, Mermaids Most Amazing, The Very Blue Thingamajig, and Dancing the Boom-cha-cha Boogie, however, it is mainly through her natural history picture books that she aims to capture the diversity of Australia's natural landscapes and 'instil postive feelings about these places in young Australian readers' (6). In this sense, her work is driven by the belief that 'a personal feeling and knowledge of the landscape is critical to developing a desire to preserve that landscape' (6).
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