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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 The Terrible Suitcase
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'Sometimes you don't always get what you want. Instead of the rocket backpack, you might end up with a terrible suitcase for the very first day of school. And this makes you mad! But sometimes what you think is terrible, might not be so terrible after all, especially when there are rocket ships and new friends involved.

'The Terrible Suitcase is a lovely story about acceptance, making friends and new experiences.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Launched at Paperchain Bookstore, Manuka, Australian Capital Territory, 21 July 2012.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Parkside, Unley area, Adelaide - South / South East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 2012 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website
      Extent: 1v.p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9781862919624 (pbk.), 9781862919402 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

What Are We Feeding Our Children When We Read Them a Book? Depictions of Mothers and Food in Contemporary Australian Picture Books Laurel Cohn , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mothers and Food : Negotiating Foodways from Maternal Perspectives 2016; (p. 232-244)

'This chapter explores how Australian writers and illustrators in the twenty-first century depict the act of mothering in picture books for young children in relation to cooking and serving food. It draws on the idea that children’s texts can be understood as sites of cultural production and reproduction, with social conventions and ideologies embedded in their narrative representations. The analysis is based on a survey of 124 books that were shortlisted for, or won, Children’s Book Council of Australia awards between 2001 and 2013. Of the eighty-seven titles that contain food and have human or anthropomorphised characters, twenty-six (30 percent) contain textual or illustrative references to maternal figures involved in food preparation or provision. Examination of this data set reveals that there is a strong correlation between non-Anglo-Australian maternal figures and home-cooked meals, and a clear link between Anglo-Australian mothers and sugar-rich snacks. The relative paucity of depictions of ethnically unmarked mothers offering more nutritious foods is notable given the cultural expectations of mothers as caretakers of their children’s well-being. At the same time, the linking of non-Anglo-Australian mothers with home-cooked meals can be seen as a means of signifying a cultural authenticity, a closeness to the earth that is differentiated from the normalised Australian culture represented in picture books. This suggests an unintended alignment of mothers preparing and serving meals with “otherness,” which creates a distancing effect between meals that may generally be considered nutritious and the normalised self. I contend there are unexamined, and perhaps unexpected, cultural assumptions about ethnicity, motherhood, and food embedded in contemporary Australian picture books. These have the potential to inscribe a system of beliefs about gender, cultural identity, and food that contributes to readers’ understanding of the world and themselves.'

Source: Abstract.

Creating a First Picture Book Emma Allen , 2013 single work
— Appears in: Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 35 2013; (p. 25-27)
Old Kids on the Block Take Titles Angie Schiavone , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 August 2013; (p. 32) The Age , 17 August 2013; (p. 29) The Canberra Times , 17 August 2013; (p. 20)
Review : The Terrible Suitcase Jenny Heslop , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , August 2012;

— Review of The Terrible Suitcase Emma Allen 2012 single work picture book
Untitled Moira Robinson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 27 no. 4 2012; (p. 30)

— Review of The Terrible Suitcase Emma Allen 2012 single work picture book
Untitled Carody Culver , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 91 no. 8 2012; (p. 17)

— Review of The Terrible Suitcase Emma Allen 2012 single work picture book
Imagine That! Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 August 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of The Terrible Suitcase Emma Allen 2012 single work picture book ; Too Many Elephants in This House Ursula Dubosarsky 2012 single work picture book ; The Little Dinosaur Catriona Hoy 2012 single work picture book
Firing the Imagination Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 344 2012; (p. 74-75)

— Review of The Magnificent Tree Nick Bland 2012 single work picture book ; The Pros and Cons of Being a Frog Sue deGennaro 2012 single work picture book ; It's a Miroocool Christine Harris 2012 single work picture book ; Ten Tiny Things Megan McKinlay 2012 single work picture book ; The Terrible Suitcase Emma Allen 2012 single work picture book ; The Red Wheelbarrow Briony Stewart 2012 single work picture book ; Alex and the Watermelon Boat Christopher McKimmie 2012 single work picture book ; The Coat Julie Hunt 2012 single work picture book ; Tanglewood Margaret Wild 2012 single work picture book
Untitled Moira Robinson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 27 no. 4 2012; (p. 30)

— Review of The Terrible Suitcase Emma Allen 2012 single work picture book
[Untitled] Julie Long , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 56 no. 3 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of The Terrible Suitcase Emma Allen 2012 single work picture book
Old Kids on the Block Take Titles Angie Schiavone , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 August 2013; (p. 32) The Age , 17 August 2013; (p. 29) The Canberra Times , 17 August 2013; (p. 20)
Creating a First Picture Book Emma Allen , 2013 single work
— Appears in: Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 35 2013; (p. 25-27)
What Are We Feeding Our Children When We Read Them a Book? Depictions of Mothers and Food in Contemporary Australian Picture Books Laurel Cohn , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mothers and Food : Negotiating Foodways from Maternal Perspectives 2016; (p. 232-244)

'This chapter explores how Australian writers and illustrators in the twenty-first century depict the act of mothering in picture books for young children in relation to cooking and serving food. It draws on the idea that children’s texts can be understood as sites of cultural production and reproduction, with social conventions and ideologies embedded in their narrative representations. The analysis is based on a survey of 124 books that were shortlisted for, or won, Children’s Book Council of Australia awards between 2001 and 2013. Of the eighty-seven titles that contain food and have human or anthropomorphised characters, twenty-six (30 percent) contain textual or illustrative references to maternal figures involved in food preparation or provision. Examination of this data set reveals that there is a strong correlation between non-Anglo-Australian maternal figures and home-cooked meals, and a clear link between Anglo-Australian mothers and sugar-rich snacks. The relative paucity of depictions of ethnically unmarked mothers offering more nutritious foods is notable given the cultural expectations of mothers as caretakers of their children’s well-being. At the same time, the linking of non-Anglo-Australian mothers with home-cooked meals can be seen as a means of signifying a cultural authenticity, a closeness to the earth that is differentiated from the normalised Australian culture represented in picture books. This suggests an unintended alignment of mothers preparing and serving meals with “otherness,” which creates a distancing effect between meals that may generally be considered nutritious and the normalised self. I contend there are unexamined, and perhaps unexpected, cultural assumptions about ethnicity, motherhood, and food embedded in contemporary Australian picture books. These have the potential to inscribe a system of beliefs about gender, cultural identity, and food that contributes to readers’ understanding of the world and themselves.'

Source: Abstract.

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