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y separately published work icon The Day My Bum Went Psycho single work   children's fiction   children's   humour  
Is part of 'Bum' Series Andy Griffiths , 2001 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 The Day My Bum Went Psycho
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Zack Freeman is ready to tell his story, the story of a boy and his crazy runaway bum; the story of a crack bum-fighting unit called the B-team, a legendary Bum Hunter and his formidable daughter, and some of the biggest, ugliest and meanest bums ever to roam the face of the Earth. This is a story of courage and endurance that takes Zack on a journey across the Great Windy Desert, through the Brown Forest and over the Sea of Bums before descending into the heart of an explosive bumcano to confront the biggest, ugliest and meanest bum of them all.

Adaptations

The Day My Bum Went Psycho Lynne Ellis , 2002 2002 single work drama children's humour
form y separately published work icon The Day My Butt Went Psycho! Mark Steinberg , Canada Australia : Brain Bender Nelvana , 2013-2015 20782107 2013 series - publisher film/TV children's

'Based on the best selling books by Andy Griffiths, The Day My Butt Went Psycho is a crazy animated comedy series that follows the adventures of Zack and Deuce, as Zack strives to become the best butt fighter in the world!'

Source: ABC iView.

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Macmillan Children's Books ,
      2002 .
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      Extent: 221p.
      Note/s:
      • Published July 5, 2002
      ISBN: 0330400894 (pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Scholastic Press ,
      2009 .
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      Alternative title: The Day My Butt Went Psycho
      Extent: 1v.p.
      ISBN: 9781442070295, 1442070293
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 2014 .
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      Alternative title: The Day My Butt Went Psycho
      Extent: 1v.p.
      Description: TV tie-in ed.
      ISBN: 9781743517642, 1743517645
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Scholastic Press ,
      2019 .
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      Alternative title: The Day My Butt Went Psycho
      Extent: 220p.p.
      ISBN: 9781338546743, 1338546740

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Works about this Work

y separately published work icon Gender Dilemmas in Children's Fiction Kerry Mallan , Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan , 2009 Z1939201 2009 single work criticism Gender Dilemmas in Children's Fiction examines how fictional texts – picture books, novels, and films – produced for children and young adults are responding to the tensions and dilemmas that arise from new gender relations and sexual differences. The book discusses a diverse range of international children's fiction published between 1990 and 2008. Some of the key dilemmas that emerge are around the texts' treatment of romance, beauty, cyberbodies, queer, and comedy.
y separately published work icon Elements of Carnival and the Carnivalesque in Contemporary Australian Children's Literature B. F. Haynes , Sydney : 2009 27495428 2009 single work thesis

'This thesis discusses the influence of elements of Bakhtinian camivalesque in selected contemporary Australian children’s literature. Many of the Bakhtinian ideas are centred on the work of Franqois Rabelais, particularly his five books collectively entitled Gargantua and Pantagruel. Aspects of the complex field of Bakhtinian camivalesque that have been considered include: attitudes to authority, the grotesque body and its working, the importance of feasting and the associated concepts of bodily functioning, customs in relation to food, and ritual and specific language such as the use of curses and oaths. The role of humour and the manifest forms this takes within carnival are intrinsic and are discussed at some length. These central tenets are explored in two ways: first, in relation to their connection and use within the narrative structures of a selection of books short listed (and thus critically acclaimed) by the Australian Children’s Book Council from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, and second, by means of contrast, to the commercially popular but generally less critically acclaimed works of other Australian writers such as Paul Jennings and Andy Griffiths. The thesis concludes by considering the ways in which camivalesque freedom is encouraged through and by new media.'

Source: Abstract.

Behind the Bum : A Psychoanalytic Reading of Andy Griffiths' Bum Trilogy Alice Mills , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 18 no. 2 2008; (p. 78-84)
In this paper Mills considers 'the trilogy's fondness for anal jokes and bums from three perspectives, those of Mikhail Bakhtin, Julia Kristeva and Sigmund Freud' (78). While the texts comply with Kristeva's concept of abjection and Bakhtin's notion of the carnivalesque to a certain extent, it is Freud's theory of childhood psychosexual development that Mills finds is the most useful. She tracks the stages of Freud's Oedipal complex through the trilogy and based upon her analysis of 'the bum fighting adventures of Zack and his allies' (81), concludes that 'behind the bum adventures lies a far more terrifying psychological terrain' (84).
Interrogating the Humanist Subject in Carnivalesque Quest Novels Yvonne Hammer , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: CREArTA : Journal of the Centre for Research and Education in the Arts , vol. 6 no. 2006; (p. 138-149)
Don't Pooh-Pooh Toilet Humour Sharon Millyard , Angie Masters , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 24 no. 2 2004; (p. 32-34)
[Review] The Day My Bum Went Psycho Margot Nelmes , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 45 no. 4 2001; (p. 43-44)

— Review of The Day My Bum Went Psycho Andy Griffiths , 2001 single work children's fiction
[Review] The Day My Bum Went Psycho Susan La Marca , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 9 no. 4 2001; (p. 56)

— Review of The Day My Bum Went Psycho Andy Griffiths , 2001 single work children's fiction
How a Bum Deal Went Psycho Jenny Tabakoff , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 February 2003; (p. 13)
The Day My Books Sold Out Kathy Evans , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 22 March 2003; (p. 23)
Andy Griffiths - the Story of His Success Paul Segal (interviewer), 2003 single work interview
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 47 no. 2 2003; (p. 12-13)
Don't Pooh-Pooh Toilet Humour Sharon Millyard , Angie Masters , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 24 no. 2 2004; (p. 32-34)
Behind the Bum : A Psychoanalytic Reading of Andy Griffiths' Bum Trilogy Alice Mills , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 18 no. 2 2008; (p. 78-84)
In this paper Mills considers 'the trilogy's fondness for anal jokes and bums from three perspectives, those of Mikhail Bakhtin, Julia Kristeva and Sigmund Freud' (78). While the texts comply with Kristeva's concept of abjection and Bakhtin's notion of the carnivalesque to a certain extent, it is Freud's theory of childhood psychosexual development that Mills finds is the most useful. She tracks the stages of Freud's Oedipal complex through the trilogy and based upon her analysis of 'the bum fighting adventures of Zack and his allies' (81), concludes that 'behind the bum adventures lies a far more terrifying psychological terrain' (84).
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