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Is part of The 'Thing' Series Robin Klein , 1982 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1982... 1982 Thing
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When Emily Forbes mistakenly picks up a stegosaurus egg in the park, her life changes in all sorts of wonderful ways. But when the egg hatches, can Emily keep her new pet a secret from the evil landlady, Mrs McIlvray? (Source: Back cover)

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Kaboodle Penny Robenstone , Jeff Peck , Hazel Edwards , Pat Edwards , John Taylor , Alan Love , Murray Oliver , Steve French , Morris Gleitzman , Peter Viska , Paul Cox , Sue Smith , Gary Davis , Jan Sardi , Peita Letchford , Julia Gardiner , Shirley Barrett , Cate Cahill , Mark Osborn , Jennifer Mellet , Maggie Geddes , Neil Robinson , Jill Morris , John Skibinski , Sue Rendall , Greg Millin , Richard Chataway , Michael Cusack , Ross Gathercole , Paul Williams , ABC Television (publisher), ( dir. Jan Sardi )et. al.agent) 1987 Z1398900 1987 series - publisher film/TV children's fantasy science fiction humour adventure horror

An anthology series of children's stories, mixing live-action episodes with animation, clay animation, and puppetry. The stories, aimed specifically at the under 10s, are drawn from a variety of sources, including children's books, fairy tales, myths, and original ideas. Some of the episodes have involved, for example, Snow White as a punk bikie and the seven dwarves as a motorcycle gang; a pet stegosaurus; a boy with wheels instead of toes; and Trevor the glider-plane-catching cat.

According to Patricia Edgar,

Thirty separate self-contained dramas of differing lengths were to be packaged into half-hour episodes. The project was designed to showcase new, creative talent in the television industry. Competitions were run at the Australian Film and Television School and Swinburne Institute of Technology for the best concepts suitable for inclusion in the Kaboodle package, with prizes of $1000 awarded. The Foundation sought promising but inexperienced writers, would-be producers, directors and even accountants who wanted to earn their first credit to enable them to find a future in the industry.

Source: Patricia Edgar, Bloodbath: A Memoir of Australian Television, Melbourne: Melbourne UP, 2006, pp.175-76.

Kaboodle was produced in two series, the first of which included some live-action segements, but the second of which was entirely animated.

For a full list of episodes, see Film Details.

Episode listing for Kaboodle series two courtesy of the Australian Children's Television Foundation.

Notes

  • Prequel to Thingnapped!
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has a Japanese translation.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Oxford University Press ,
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      • Published 25 June 1987
      ISBN: 9780195545494
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 2009 .
      Extent: 1v. (unpaged)p.
      Description: Illus.
      ISBN: 9780143503422 (pbk.)
Alternative title: Terebi no sukina kyoryukun
Language: Japanese

Works about this Work

Children's Book Council of Australia Judge's Report, 1983 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 88 1983; (p. 6-13)
[Review] Thing Dinny Culican-Ward , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , January no. 86 1983; (p. 29)

— Review of Thing Robin Klein , 1982 single work children's fiction
[Review] Thing Walter McVitty , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 July 1983;

— Review of Thing Robin Klein , 1982 single work children's fiction
Sixteen Make the Short List Walter McVitty , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 March 1983;

— Review of Master of the Grove Victor Kelleher , 1982 single work novel ; Tin Lizzie and Little Nell David Cox , 1982 single work picture book ; Thing Robin Klein , 1982 single work children's fiction ; The Train Witold Generowicz , 1982 single work picture book ; Five Times Dizzy Nadia Wheatley , 1982 single work children's fiction ; Turramulli the Giant Quinkin Percy Trezise , Dick Roughsey , 1982 single work picture book ; Longtime Dreaming Hesba Brinsmead , Ken Hungerford , 1982 single work novel
[Review] Toby's Millions [et al] Walter McVitty , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 March 1983;

— Review of Toby's Millions Morris Lurie , 1982 single work children's fiction ; The Watcher in the Garden Joan Phipson , 1982 single work children's fiction ; Thing Robin Klein , 1982 single work children's fiction ; The Left Overs Eleanor Spence , 1982 single work children's fiction ; The Dragon Stone Ruth Manley , 1982 single work novel ; Three Way Street Bron Nicholls , 1982 single work novel ; Moonlight 1982 single work picture book ; Battles in the Bath Peter Pavey , 1982 single work picture book
[Review] Toby's Millions [et al] Walter McVitty , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 March 1983;

— Review of Toby's Millions Morris Lurie , 1982 single work children's fiction ; The Watcher in the Garden Joan Phipson , 1982 single work children's fiction ; Thing Robin Klein , 1982 single work children's fiction ; The Left Overs Eleanor Spence , 1982 single work children's fiction ; The Dragon Stone Ruth Manley , 1982 single work novel ; Three Way Street Bron Nicholls , 1982 single work novel ; Moonlight 1982 single work picture book ; Battles in the Bath Peter Pavey , 1982 single work picture book
Sixteen Make the Short List Walter McVitty , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 March 1983;

— Review of Master of the Grove Victor Kelleher , 1982 single work novel ; Tin Lizzie and Little Nell David Cox , 1982 single work picture book ; Thing Robin Klein , 1982 single work children's fiction ; The Train Witold Generowicz , 1982 single work picture book ; Five Times Dizzy Nadia Wheatley , 1982 single work children's fiction ; Turramulli the Giant Quinkin Percy Trezise , Dick Roughsey , 1982 single work picture book ; Longtime Dreaming Hesba Brinsmead , Ken Hungerford , 1982 single work novel
[Review] Thing Morgan Morris , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 July 1982; (p. 3. Comics)

— Review of Thing Robin Klein , 1982 single work children's fiction
[Review] Thing E. C. , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Junior Bookshelf , October vol. 46 no. 5 1982; (p. 182)

— Review of Thing Robin Klein , 1982 single work children's fiction
[Review] Thing Walter McVitty , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 July 1983;

— Review of Thing Robin Klein , 1982 single work children's fiction
Children's Book Council of Australia Judge's Report, 1983 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 88 1983; (p. 6-13)
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