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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Norwood, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 1992 .
      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 1862911290 (pbk.)
    • Norwood, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 1997 .
      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 1862913528

Works about this Work

Neither Slogging at Tuck Nor Living off the Land : Food in Australian Picture Books Robin Morrow , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Something to Crow About : New Perspectives in Literature for Young People 1999; (p. 79-95)
The author examines the different roles of food in literature. Six roles have been selected and examined, with examples from Australian picture books.
Postmodernism in Picture Books Ann L. Grieve , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 4 no. 3 1993; (p. 15-25)

This paper looks at how postmodernism can be used as a discourse to theorise the picture book, by focusing on the 'self-conscious crossing of boundaries' which in postmodernist fictions 'problematises the truths of fiction and reality' (15). Far from being 'simple' texts, picture books contain two forms of signification (picture and text) and are frequently 'playful and subversive' despite the fact that they are rarely perceived as 'unconventional and exceptional creations' (16). Grieve discusses a large range of children's picture books from the United States, Great Britain and Australia, including the work of Allan Baillie (Drac and the Gremlin), Susanne Ferrier (Ned, a Leg End : A Thoroughly Misleading Account of His Life and Times; Lola : A Doubtful Documentary...) and Libby Gleeson (Where's Mum?). Her examination leads her to conclude that 'there is a growing body of picture books which utilize their complex pluralistic nature and their unique physical qualities to present self-conscious, parodic, intertextual, interrogative texts that can be described as postmodernist' (24).

Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 8 no. 1 1993; (p. 26)

— Review of Where's Mum? Libby Gleeson , 1992 single work picture book
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 1993 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 37 no. 3 1993; (p. 2-8)
Judge's report for the 1993 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award.
Old Favourites, New Talent, but No Dinosaurs Margaret Aitken , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 August 1993; (p. 7)

— Review of Rose Meets Mr Wintergarten Bob Graham , 1992 single work picture book ; Where's Mum? Libby Gleeson , 1992 single work picture book ; Blabber Mouth Morris Gleitzman , 1992 single work children's fiction ; The Web Nette Hilton , 1992 single work children's fiction ; Belinda Pamela Allen , 1992 single work picture book ; Looking for Alibrandi Melina Marchetta , 1992 single work novel ; A Long Way to Tipperary Sue Gough , 1992 single work novel ; Galax-Arena Gillian Rubinstein , 1992 single work novel ; The Bamboo Flute Garry Disher , 1992 single work children's fiction
Untitled Joy Steward , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July vol. 36 no. 3 1992; (p. 17)

— Review of Where's Mum? Libby Gleeson , 1992 single work picture book
Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 8 no. 1 1993; (p. 26)

— Review of Where's Mum? Libby Gleeson , 1992 single work picture book
Kicking Goals Cathryn Crowe , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 August 1993; (p. 6)

— Review of The Bamboo Flute Garry Disher , 1992 single work children's fiction ; A Long Way to Tipperary Sue Gough , 1992 single work novel ; Looking for Alibrandi Melina Marchetta , 1992 single work novel ; Galax-Arena Gillian Rubinstein , 1992 single work novel ; Belinda Pamela Allen , 1992 single work picture book ; Blabber Mouth Morris Gleitzman , 1992 single work children's fiction ; The Web Nette Hilton , 1992 single work children's fiction ; Where's Mum? Libby Gleeson , 1992 single work picture book ; Rose Meets Mr Wintergarten Bob Graham , 1992 single work picture book
Pick of the Crop for Kids Robin Morrow , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 April 1993;

— Review of Dinosaur Encore Patricia Mullins , 1992 single work picture book ; Belinda Pamela Allen , 1992 single work picture book ; Where's Mum? Libby Gleeson , 1992 single work picture book ; Take My Word For It : Lisa's Journal John Marsden , 1992 single work novel ; Blabber Mouth Morris Gleitzman , 1992 single work children's fiction ; The Web Nette Hilton , 1992 single work children's fiction ; Titans! Michael Stephens , 1992 single work children's fiction ; Rose Meets Mr Wintergarten Bob Graham , 1992 single work picture book ; The Bamboo Flute Garry Disher , 1992 single work children's fiction ; Lucy's Bay Gary Crew , 1992 single work picture book ; Leaving it to You Wendy Orr , 1992 single work children's fiction ; Grandad's Gifts Paul Jennings , 1991 single work picture book
Everyone Knows a Little Queen Becky Laurie Copping , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 July 1992; (p. C11)

— Review of Where's Mum? Libby Gleeson , 1992 single work picture book ; The Harvest Loaf Nan Hunt , 1992 single work picture book ; The Boss Allan Baillie , 1992 single work picture book
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 1993 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 37 no. 3 1993; (p. 2-8)
Judge's report for the 1993 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award.
Neither Slogging at Tuck Nor Living off the Land : Food in Australian Picture Books Robin Morrow , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Something to Crow About : New Perspectives in Literature for Young People 1999; (p. 79-95)
The author examines the different roles of food in literature. Six roles have been selected and examined, with examples from Australian picture books.
Postmodernism in Picture Books Ann L. Grieve , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 4 no. 3 1993; (p. 15-25)

This paper looks at how postmodernism can be used as a discourse to theorise the picture book, by focusing on the 'self-conscious crossing of boundaries' which in postmodernist fictions 'problematises the truths of fiction and reality' (15). Far from being 'simple' texts, picture books contain two forms of signification (picture and text) and are frequently 'playful and subversive' despite the fact that they are rarely perceived as 'unconventional and exceptional creations' (16). Grieve discusses a large range of children's picture books from the United States, Great Britain and Australia, including the work of Allan Baillie (Drac and the Gremlin), Susanne Ferrier (Ned, a Leg End : A Thoroughly Misleading Account of His Life and Times; Lola : A Doubtful Documentary...) and Libby Gleeson (Where's Mum?). Her examination leads her to conclude that 'there is a growing body of picture books which utilize their complex pluralistic nature and their unique physical qualities to present self-conscious, parodic, intertextual, interrogative texts that can be described as postmodernist' (24).

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