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y separately published work icon Old Tom's Holiday single work   picture book   children's  
Is part of Old Tom Series Leigh Hobbs , 1994 series - author picture book children's fiction
Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Old Tom's Holiday
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'Angela Throgmorton lives with her mangy cat, the troublesome but lovable Old Tom. One morning Angela receives some exciting news: she's won an all-expenses paid luxury holiday--for one. Angela is sad to leave Old Tom, but there is plenty of food in the freezer and he needs to clean his room anyway. Angela visits museums and royal gardens, she rides on boats and trains, and she photographs everything so she can share the pictures with Old Tom when she gets home. But everywhere she goes, she sees something that reminds her of her beloved pet. The lonelier she gets, the more she misses Old Tom. Then a wonderful surprise turns Angela's solo adventure into a delightful holiday for two.' (Booktopia)

Notes

  • This is affiliated with Dr Laurel Cohn's Picture Book Diet because it contains representations of food and/or food practices.

    Food depiction
    • Incidental
    Food types
    • Everyday foods
    • Everyday drinks
    • Discretionary foods
    • High sugar foods
    Food practices
    • Eating in - meal
    • Eating out - meal
    • Eating out - snack
    • Eating out - picnics
    • Food serving
    Gender
    • Food serving - male
    Signage n/a
    Positive/negative value n/a
    Food as sense of place n/a
    Setting
    • Domestic interior
    Food as social cohesion
    • Family meals [breakfast]
    Food as cultural identity
    • White Australian characters
    Food as character identity
    • Food as a visual handle
    Food as language

    n/a

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: ABC Books , 2002 .
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      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0733310737
    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Little Hare Books , 2003 .
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      Extent: 1 v.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Reprinted: 2017
      ISBN: 9781760129057, 1760129054
    • Atlanta, Georgia,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Peachtree Publishers ,
      2004 .
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      Extent: 1 v.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Also published as an eBook

      ISBN: 9781561453160, 1561453161
    • Surry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Little Hare Books , 2009 .
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      Extent: 32 p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 April 2009

      ISBN: 9781921272905 (hbk.), 1921272902 (hbk.)
Alternative title: Les vacances d' Old Tom
Language: French
    • Paris,
      c
      France,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Hachette ,
      2003 .
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      Extent: 32 p.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9782012244412, 2012244416

Works about this Work

Strolling Through the (Post)modern City: Modes of Being a Flâneur in Picture Books Kerry Mallan , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Lion and the Unicorn , January vol. 36 no. 1 2012; (p. 56-74)
'The city and the urban condition, popular subjects of art, literature, and film, have been commonly represented as fragmented, isolating, violent, with silent crowds moving through the hustle and bustle of a noisy, polluted cityspace. Included in this diverse artistic field is children's literature—an area of creative and critical inquiry that continues to play a central role in illuminating and shaping perceptions of the city, of city lifestyles, and of the people who traverse the urban landscape. Fiction's textual representations of cities, its sites and sights, lifestyles and characters have drawn on traditions of realist, satirical, and fantastic writing to produce the protean urban story—utopian, dystopian, visionary, satirical—with the goal of offering an account or critique of the contemporary city and the urban condition. In writing about cities and urban life, children's literature variously locates the child in relation to the social (urban) space. This dialogic relation between subject and social space has been at the heart of writings about/of the flâneur: a figure who experiences modes of being in the city as it transforms under the influences of modernism and postmodernism. Within this context of a changing urban ontology brought about by (post)modern styles and practices, this article examines five contemporary picture books: The Cows Are Going to Paris by David Kirby and Allen Woodman; Ooh-la-la (Max in love) by Maira Kalman; Mr Chicken Goes to Paris and Old Tom's Holiday by Leigh Hobbs; and The Empty City by David Megarrity. I investigate the possibility of these texts reviving the act of flânerie, but in a way that enables different modes of being a flâneur, a neo-flâneur. I suggest that the neo-flâneur retains some of the characteristics of the original flâneur, but incorporates others that take account of the changes wrought by postmodernity and globalization, particularly tourism and consumption. The dual issue at the heart of the discussion is that tourism and consumption as agents of cultural globalization offer a different way of thinking about the phenomenon of flânerie. While the flâneur can be regarded as the precursor to the tourist, the discussion considers how different modes of flânerie, such as the tourist-flâneur, are an inevitable outcome of commodification of the activities that accompany strolling through the (post)modern urban space' (Author's abstract).
Old Tom's Big Adventure Amy Mackay Lyne , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Limelight , July 2003; (p. 60)

— Review of Old Tom's Holiday Leigh Hobbs , 2002 single work picture book
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 2003 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 47 no. 3 2003; (p. 2-12)
Young Reviewers of the Year Sarah Ryan , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 August 2003; (p. 4)

— Review of Old Tom's Holiday Leigh Hobbs , 2002 single work picture book
Prize Pick Heidi Maier , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 July 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of The Potato People Pamela Allen , 2001 single work picture book ; A Year on Our Farm Penny Matthews , 2002 single work picture book ; Diary of a Wombat Jackie French , 2002 single work picture book ; Old Tom's Holiday Leigh Hobbs , 2002 single work picture book ; Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child Bob Graham , 2002 single work picture book ; In Flanders Fields Norman Jorgensen , 2002 single work picture book
Heidi Maier surveys the nominations for the Best Picture Book category of the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards and gives her judgement on which book deserves to win the 2003 award.
Untitled Chris Dayman , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 46 no. 3 2002; (p. 40)

— Review of Old Tom's Holiday Leigh Hobbs , 2002 single work picture book
Children's Book Council of Australia : Review of Short-Listed Books 2003 Wendy Michaels , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 23 no. 5 2003; (p. 6-17)

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Prize Pick Heidi Maier , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 July 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of The Potato People Pamela Allen , 2001 single work picture book ; A Year on Our Farm Penny Matthews , 2002 single work picture book ; Diary of a Wombat Jackie French , 2002 single work picture book ; Old Tom's Holiday Leigh Hobbs , 2002 single work picture book ; Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child Bob Graham , 2002 single work picture book ; In Flanders Fields Norman Jorgensen , 2002 single work picture book
Heidi Maier surveys the nominations for the Best Picture Book category of the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards and gives her judgement on which book deserves to win the 2003 award.
Young Reviewers of the Year Sarah Ryan , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 August 2003; (p. 4)

— Review of Old Tom's Holiday Leigh Hobbs , 2002 single work picture book
Secret Life of Parents Dani Colvin , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Mercury , 2 June 2002; (p. 46)

— Review of Old Tom's Holiday Leigh Hobbs , 2002 single work picture book
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 2003 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 47 no. 3 2003; (p. 2-12)
Strolling Through the (Post)modern City: Modes of Being a Flâneur in Picture Books Kerry Mallan , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Lion and the Unicorn , January vol. 36 no. 1 2012; (p. 56-74)
'The city and the urban condition, popular subjects of art, literature, and film, have been commonly represented as fragmented, isolating, violent, with silent crowds moving through the hustle and bustle of a noisy, polluted cityspace. Included in this diverse artistic field is children's literature—an area of creative and critical inquiry that continues to play a central role in illuminating and shaping perceptions of the city, of city lifestyles, and of the people who traverse the urban landscape. Fiction's textual representations of cities, its sites and sights, lifestyles and characters have drawn on traditions of realist, satirical, and fantastic writing to produce the protean urban story—utopian, dystopian, visionary, satirical—with the goal of offering an account or critique of the contemporary city and the urban condition. In writing about cities and urban life, children's literature variously locates the child in relation to the social (urban) space. This dialogic relation between subject and social space has been at the heart of writings about/of the flâneur: a figure who experiences modes of being in the city as it transforms under the influences of modernism and postmodernism. Within this context of a changing urban ontology brought about by (post)modern styles and practices, this article examines five contemporary picture books: The Cows Are Going to Paris by David Kirby and Allen Woodman; Ooh-la-la (Max in love) by Maira Kalman; Mr Chicken Goes to Paris and Old Tom's Holiday by Leigh Hobbs; and The Empty City by David Megarrity. I investigate the possibility of these texts reviving the act of flânerie, but in a way that enables different modes of being a flâneur, a neo-flâneur. I suggest that the neo-flâneur retains some of the characteristics of the original flâneur, but incorporates others that take account of the changes wrought by postmodernity and globalization, particularly tourism and consumption. The dual issue at the heart of the discussion is that tourism and consumption as agents of cultural globalization offer a different way of thinking about the phenomenon of flânerie. While the flâneur can be regarded as the precursor to the tourist, the discussion considers how different modes of flânerie, such as the tourist-flâneur, are an inevitable outcome of commodification of the activities that accompany strolling through the (post)modern urban space' (Author's abstract).
Leigh's Leap of Fame Anne Crawford , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 19 June 2002; (p. 3)
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