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y separately published work icon Mr McGee and the Biting Flea single work   picture book   children's   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 Mr McGee and the Biting Flea
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''Mr McGee went out to play, down to the beach one windy day,' the story begins. His happy mood is spoilt when he is bitten by a flea, a flea that he can't get rid of. The only solution is to take off all his clothes and jump into the sea because of course, fleas don't like the sea. Mr McGee and the flea are finally separated and the flea moves on to the hair of a dog instead. The pictures tell the story as well as the text. ' (Publication summary)
 

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  • Adapted as a children's theatre production with the same title by Patch Theatre Company, Adelaide (directed by Dave Brown).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 1998 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 28p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0670880353 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

Page to Performance : Children's Books Adapted for the Stage Nicola Robinson , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 27 no. 1 2012; (p. 8-11)
What About the Wobbly Bits? Wendy Blaxland , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 19 no. 3 2000; (p. 26-29)
Australian illustrators discuss the censorship in picture books. The differences between censorship in Australia and the U.S. publishing is also discussed.
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 1999 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 43 no. 3 1999; (p. 3-12)
Reviews Under Eight Jane Doonan , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The School Librarian , Spring vol. 47 no. 1 1999; (p. 17)

— Review of Mr McGee and the Biting Flea Pamela Allen , 1998 single work picture book
Cover Book : Mr McGee and the Biting Flea Nola Allen , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 13 no. 3 1998; (p. 24)

— Review of Mr McGee and the Biting Flea Pamela Allen , 1998 single work picture book
Untitled Chris Dayman , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 42 no. 4 1998; (p. 14)

— Review of Mr McGee and the Biting Flea Pamela Allen , 1998 single work picture book
Cover Book : Mr McGee and the Biting Flea Nola Allen , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 13 no. 3 1998; (p. 24)

— Review of Mr McGee and the Biting Flea Pamela Allen , 1998 single work picture book
Reviews Under Eight Jane Doonan , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The School Librarian , Spring vol. 47 no. 1 1999; (p. 17)

— Review of Mr McGee and the Biting Flea Pamela Allen , 1998 single work picture book
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 1999 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 43 no. 3 1999; (p. 3-12)
Page to Performance : Children's Books Adapted for the Stage Nicola Robinson , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 27 no. 1 2012; (p. 8-11)
What About the Wobbly Bits? Wendy Blaxland , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 19 no. 3 2000; (p. 26-29)
Australian illustrators discuss the censorship in picture books. The differences between censorship in Australia and the U.S. publishing is also discussed.
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