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Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 2003 .
      Extent: 190p.
      ISBN: 0140387994

Works about this Work

Subversion or Socialization? : Humour and Carnival in Morris Gleitzman's Texts Kathryn James , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature in Education , December vol. 35 no. 4 2004; (p. 367-379)
"Like their counterparts elsewhere, Australian children favour humorous novels; comedic writers consistently dominate the preteen and early teen fiction market in Australia. Regardless of its popularity, however, in comparison to more serious writing, humorous literature has received little critical attention. Of the studies aimed at this area, most have tended to concentrate on the various stages of development in childrens preferences for humor, its strategies, forms and appeal, with very few examining the ideological assumptions informing particular texts. Yet, this article argues, humorous books are no less concerned with culture, value and meaning than any other kind of fiction for children. As Morris Gleitzmans texts illustrate, by highlighting the cultural processes involved in the construction of language and meaning, inviting readers to play with ideas about language, social roles and behaviors, and creating characters who act in ways which are oppositional to usual socializing expectations, humorous literature, especially in carnivalized forms, has the potential to problematize unquestioning acceptance of various ideological para-digms, values, social practices and rules."
For Kids Dianne Dempsey , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 May 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of Teacher's Pet Morris Gleitzman 2003 single work children's fiction
Just for Fun Rod Moran , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 21 June 2003; (p. 15)

— Review of Teacher's Pet Morris Gleitzman 2003 single work children's fiction
Untitled Russ Merrin , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 18 no. 3 2003; (p. 34)

— Review of Teacher's Pet Morris Gleitzman 2003 single work children's fiction
Book Reviews Isaac Lloyd , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 July 2003; (p. 4)

— Review of Teacher's Pet Morris Gleitzman 2003 single work children's fiction
Untitled Michael O'Donoghue , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 47 no. 4 2003; (p. 27)

— Review of Teacher's Pet Morris Gleitzman 2003 single work children's fiction
For Kids Dianne Dempsey , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 May 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of Teacher's Pet Morris Gleitzman 2003 single work children's fiction
Just for Fun Rod Moran , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 21 June 2003; (p. 15)

— Review of Teacher's Pet Morris Gleitzman 2003 single work children's fiction
Untitled Russ Merrin , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 18 no. 3 2003; (p. 34)

— Review of Teacher's Pet Morris Gleitzman 2003 single work children's fiction
Book Reviews Isaac Lloyd , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 July 2003; (p. 4)

— Review of Teacher's Pet Morris Gleitzman 2003 single work children's fiction
Untitled Michael O'Donoghue , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 47 no. 4 2003; (p. 27)

— Review of Teacher's Pet Morris Gleitzman 2003 single work children's fiction
Subversion or Socialization? : Humour and Carnival in Morris Gleitzman's Texts Kathryn James , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Children's Literature in Education , December vol. 35 no. 4 2004; (p. 367-379)
"Like their counterparts elsewhere, Australian children favour humorous novels; comedic writers consistently dominate the preteen and early teen fiction market in Australia. Regardless of its popularity, however, in comparison to more serious writing, humorous literature has received little critical attention. Of the studies aimed at this area, most have tended to concentrate on the various stages of development in childrens preferences for humor, its strategies, forms and appeal, with very few examining the ideological assumptions informing particular texts. Yet, this article argues, humorous books are no less concerned with culture, value and meaning than any other kind of fiction for children. As Morris Gleitzmans texts illustrate, by highlighting the cultural processes involved in the construction of language and meaning, inviting readers to play with ideas about language, social roles and behaviors, and creating characters who act in ways which are oppositional to usual socializing expectations, humorous literature, especially in carnivalized forms, has the potential to problematize unquestioning acceptance of various ideological para-digms, values, social practices and rules."
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