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y Bottersnikes and Gumbles single work   children's fiction   children's   humour   fantasy  
Is part of Bottersnikes and Gumbles S. A. Wakefield series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1967... 1967 Bottersnikes and Gumbles
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'Bottersnikes are the laziest creatures, probably, in the whole world.

They are too lazy to dig burrows, like rabbits, or to find hollow trees to live in as the small animals do, and would be horrified at the work of building nests, like birds. Bottersnikes find their homes readymade, in rubbish heaps. When they find a pile of tins, pots, pans and junk, they think it is lovely, and crawl in. And live there, sleeping mostly. Best of all they like the rubbish heaps along dusty roadsides in the lonely Australian bush, where they can sleep for weeks, undisturbed.' (Publication Summary)

Adaptations

y Bottersnikes and Gumbles Richard Tulloch , 1982 9363626 1982 single work drama children's fantasy

Marionette-based adaptation of the children's book of the same name.

y Bottersnikes and Gumbles 1983 9363735 1983 single work drama children's fantasy

A Youth Theatre adaptation of S.A. Wakefield's children's story.

form y Bottersnikes and Gumbles Bruce Griffiths , Daniel Mansour , Tim Bain , Ray Boseley , Australia : Cheeky Little Media Mighty Nice , 2015 9364184 2015 series - publisher film/TV children's fantasy

'Based on the original seventies Penguin books our series tells the story of our three Gumble heroes Tink, Bounce and Willi. Gumbles can squash and stretch into any imaginable shape without being hurt. They love nothing more than to 'gumble' all day long, which means crazy, stretchy, jack-ass style capers around their junk valley. They just have to avoid capture by the Bottersnikes - the stinkiest, ugliest, laziest and most mean spirited of creatures. They eat mattress stuffing and rusty nails and like to put the gumbles to work whenever they can lay their claws on them.'

Source: Screen Australia.

Notes

  • Other formats: Also braille and sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney,: Collins , 1967 .
      3879096872492633213.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 80p.
      Description: illus.
      Reprinted: 1969 , 1975 , 1978 , 1978 , 1982 , 1984 , 1986 , 1988 , 1989
      ISBN: 0732272092
    • Harmondsworth, Middlesex,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Puffin ,
      1972 .
      Extent: 88p.
      Reprinted: 1974 , 1975 , 1976
      ISBN: 0140305505
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Piccolo ,
      1984 .
      Extent: 79p.
  • Appears in:
    y The Complete Adventures of Bottersnikes and Gumbles S. A. Wakefield , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1996 Z947763 1996 selected work children's fiction children's humour Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1996
Alternative title: Wie Tinkigambel seinen Tink verlor
Language: German
    • Balve,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Engelbert Verlag ,
      1972 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 89p.
      ISBN: 3536003370

Works about this Work

Pages of the Ages Roy Eccleston , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 October 2009; (p. 18)
Light Fantasy: Animal Fantasy and Humour John Foster , E. J. Finnis , Maureen Nimon , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : An Exploration of Genre and Theme 1995; (p. 137-153)
Good Local Puppet Theatre Greg Wilesmith , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 September 1982;

— Review of Bottersnikes and Gumbles S. A. Wakefield 1967 single work children's fiction
Down in the dumps 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 3 October 1968;

— Review of Bottersnikes and Gumbles S. A. Wakefield 1967 single work children's fiction
Untitled Lilith Norman , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : New Books for Boys and Girls , July no. 30 1968; (p. 28)

— Review of Bottersnikes and Gumbles S. A. Wakefield 1967 single work children's fiction
Untitled Lilith Norman , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : New Books for Boys and Girls , July no. 30 1968; (p. 28)

— Review of Bottersnikes and Gumbles S. A. Wakefield 1967 single work children's fiction
Charming adventure in time Kathleen Commins , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 November 1967;

— Review of Bottersnikes and Gumbles S. A. Wakefield 1967 single work children's fiction
Untitled Peggy Young , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 9 December 1967; (p. 13)

— Review of Bottersnikes and Gumbles S. A. Wakefield 1967 single work children's fiction
Down in the dumps 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 3 October 1968;

— Review of Bottersnikes and Gumbles S. A. Wakefield 1967 single work children's fiction
Good Local Puppet Theatre Greg Wilesmith , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 September 1982;

— Review of Bottersnikes and Gumbles S. A. Wakefield 1967 single work children's fiction
Pages of the Ages Roy Eccleston , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 October 2009; (p. 18)
Light Fantasy: Animal Fantasy and Humour John Foster , E. J. Finnis , Maureen Nimon , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : An Exploration of Genre and Theme 1995; (p. 137-153)
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