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  • Author:agent C. J. Dennis http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/dennis-c-j-clarence-james
Issue Details: First known date: 1921... 1921 A Book for Kids
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1921 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Gathering Eggs The Feasti"Cackle and lay, Cackle and lay!", C. J. Dennis , single work poetry children's (p. 111)
I Wonderi"I wonder what the Jacks have got to laugh and laugh about.", C. J. Dennis , single work poetry
Going and Comingi"Did you see them pass today - Billy, Kate, and Robin", C. J. Dennis , single work poetry
The Ant Exploreri"Once a little sugar ant made up his mind to roam-", C. J. Dennis , single work poetry humour children's

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1935 .
      Alternative title: Roundabout
      Extent: 117p.
      Note/s:
      • Fronispiece by Hal Gye.
      • Re-issue of A Book for Kids which omits five poems from the first edition.For further information see Australian Children's Books by Marcie Muir and Kerry White (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1992).
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1958 .
      Extent: 100p.
      Note/s:
      • Introduction by Alec Chisholm.
      • Contents the same as Roundabout although one extra poem is listed in the contents page. For further information see Australian Children's Books by Marcie Muir and Kerry White (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1992).

Works about this Work

Untitled Sandi Wooton , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Books Buzz , June no. 9 2009; (p. 17-18)

— Review of A Book for Kids C. J. Dennis , 1921 selected work poetry
Goldfish,Sleuthing and Verse Margaret Bromley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 July 2009; (p. 18)

— Review of Bad News for Milk Bay Moya Simons , 2009 single work children's fiction ; Thorpey Ruth Starke , 2009 single work children's fiction ; A Book for Kids C. J. Dennis , 1921 selected work poetry ; My Sister Has a Big Black Beard : And Other Quirky Verses Duncan Ball , 2009 selected work poetry
Selected Works of C. J. Dennis : Introduction Barry Watts , 1988 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Selected Works of C. J. Dennis 1988; (p. 1-17)
Watts gives a substantial account of Dennis's life and work. Watts describes the success and failures of Dennis's verse, paying particular attention to the publishing strategies of George Robertson. The ever-changing tastes of the book-buying public played a significant part in the success and failures of Dennis's books and the poet's poor financial management ensured that he could afford to concentrate solely on his verse for only a short period of his life.
Selling C.J. Dennis a Bit Short in the Supermarket Max Harris , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , issue details unknown - copy held by AUSTLIT 1987;

— Review of A Book for Kids C. J. Dennis , 1921 selected work poetry ; C. J. Dennis' Merry-Go-Round Fun for Kids C. J. Dennis , 1975 selected work poetry
Some Children's Books of 1958 Rosemary Wighton , 1959 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Letters , June vol. 2 no. 1 1959; (p. 48-50)

— Review of Kings of the Dingoes Judith Wright , 1958 single work children's fiction ; A Book for Kids C. J. Dennis , 1921 selected work poetry
Goldfish,Sleuthing and Verse Margaret Bromley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 July 2009; (p. 18)

— Review of Bad News for Milk Bay Moya Simons , 2009 single work children's fiction ; Thorpey Ruth Starke , 2009 single work children's fiction ; A Book for Kids C. J. Dennis , 1921 selected work poetry ; My Sister Has a Big Black Beard : And Other Quirky Verses Duncan Ball , 2009 selected work poetry
C. J. Dennis 1922 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 14 January 1922; (p. 3)

— Review of A Book for Kids C. J. Dennis , 1921 selected work poetry
Praises Dennis's latest work and favourably compares him with acclaimed children's authors.
Untitled Sandi Wooton , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Books Buzz , June no. 9 2009; (p. 17-18)

— Review of A Book for Kids C. J. Dennis , 1921 selected work poetry
Untitled Scrutarius , 1959 single work review
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 25 no. 5 1959; (p. 38)

— Review of The Wide Arch Dal Stivens , 1958 single work novel ; A Book for Kids C. J. Dennis , 1921 selected work poetry
A Satchel of Books 1922 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 February vol. 43 no. 2193 1922; (p. 25)

— Review of A Book for Kids C. J. Dennis , 1921 selected work poetry
Selected Works of C. J. Dennis : Introduction Barry Watts , 1988 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Selected Works of C. J. Dennis 1988; (p. 1-17)
Watts gives a substantial account of Dennis's life and work. Watts describes the success and failures of Dennis's verse, paying particular attention to the publishing strategies of George Robertson. The ever-changing tastes of the book-buying public played a significant part in the success and failures of Dennis's books and the poet's poor financial management ensured that he could afford to concentrate solely on his verse for only a short period of his life.
Last amended 24 Jul 2009 16:22:03
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