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Daisy the baby will not say a word, the family try everything to coax her into talking but she won't say a word.

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
    • Fresh foods
    Food practices
    • Eating in - meal
    • Eating in - snack
    • Food preparation
    • Food serving
    Gender
    • Food preparation - female [domestic]
    • Food serving - male [boy]
    Signage n/a
    Positive/negative value n/a
    Food as sense of place
    • Domestic
    Setting
    • Domestic interior
    Food as social cohesion
    • Family meals [breakfast]
    • Relationships
    Food as cultural identity
    • White Australian characters
    Food as character identity n/a
    Food as language n/a

Affiliation Notes

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

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2006 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of Penguin.
      Extent: 12p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0670029327
Alternative title: 妹妹嘰哩呱啦
Transliterated title: Mei mei ji li gu la
Language: Chinese
Notes:
Text in traditional Chinese script with phonetic symbols.
    • Taipei,
      c
      Taiwan,
      c
      East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      Tai ying wen hua ,
      2010 .
      image of person or book cover 2893684211583306708.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 1 v. (unpaged)p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9789866407413 (hbk.), 9866407411 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

What Are We Feeding Our Children When We Read Them a Book? Depictions of Mothers and Food in Contemporary Australian Picture Books Laurel Cohn , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mothers and Food : Negotiating Foodways from Maternal Perspectives 2016; (p. 232-244)

'This chapter explores how Australian writers and illustrators in the twenty-first century depict the act of mothering in picture books for young children in relation to cooking and serving food. It draws on the idea that children’s texts can be understood as sites of cultural production and reproduction, with social conventions and ideologies embedded in their narrative representations. The analysis is based on a survey of 124 books that were shortlisted for, or won, Children’s Book Council of Australia awards between 2001 and 2013. Of the eighty-seven titles that contain food and have human or anthropomorphised characters, twenty-six (30 percent) contain textual or illustrative references to maternal figures involved in food preparation or provision. Examination of this data set reveals that there is a strong correlation between non-Anglo-Australian maternal figures and home-cooked meals, and a clear link between Anglo-Australian mothers and sugar-rich snacks. The relative paucity of depictions of ethnically unmarked mothers offering more nutritious foods is notable given the cultural expectations of mothers as caretakers of their children’s well-being. At the same time, the linking of non-Anglo-Australian mothers with home-cooked meals can be seen as a means of signifying a cultural authenticity, a closeness to the earth that is differentiated from the normalised Australian culture represented in picture books. This suggests an unintended alignment of mothers preparing and serving meals with “otherness,” which creates a distancing effect between meals that may generally be considered nutritious and the normalised self. I contend there are unexamined, and perhaps unexpected, cultural assumptions about ethnicity, motherhood, and food embedded in contemporary Australian picture books. These have the potential to inscribe a system of beliefs about gender, cultural identity, and food that contributes to readers’ understanding of the world and themselves.'

Source: Abstract.

The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2007 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 51 no. 3 2007; (p. 5-12)
Untitled Helen Purdie , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 21 no. 3 2006; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Chatterbox Margaret Wild , 2006 single work picture book
Untitled Julie Long , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 50 no. 4 2006; (p. 23)

— Review of Chatterbox Margaret Wild , 2006 single work picture book
Celebrating the Ordinary Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 286 2006; (p. 57-59)

— Review of Waltzing Matilda A. B. Paterson , 2006 single work picture book ; The Thirsty Flowers Tony Wilson , 2006 single work picture book ; Nog the Nag Bird Gordon Reece , 2006 single work picture book ; Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair Lee Fox , 2006 single work picture book ; Eight Lyn Lee , 2006 single work picture book ; A Particular Cow Mem Fox , 2006 single work picture book ; Chatterbox Margaret Wild , 2006 single work picture book ; Midsummer Knight 2006 single work picture book ; Uno's Garden Graeme Base , 2006 single work picture book ; Water Witcher Jan Ormerod , 2006 single work picture book ; Grandpa and Thomas and the Green Umbrella Pamela Allen , 2006 single work picture book ; Kestrel Mark Svendsen , 2006 single work picture book ; Bobbie Dazzler Margaret Wild , 2006 single work picture book ; Bushranger Bill Megan de Kantzow , 2006 single work picture book ; Moon Bear Rescue Kim Dale , 2006 single work picture book ; The Friends of Apple Street Anna Pignataro , 2006 single work picture book ; The Music Tree Catriona Hoy , 2006 single work picture book ; It's Christmas Tina Burke , 2006 single work picture book ; Pemberthy Bear Sally Murphy , 2006 single work picture book ; Samsara Dog Helen Manos , 2006 single work children's fiction ; Norman and Brenda Colin Thompson , 2006 single work picture book
Under Age Frances Atkinson , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 16 July 2006; (p. 30)

— Review of The Quest for the Sun Gem Belinda Murrell , 2006 single work children's fiction ; Chatterbox Margaret Wild , 2006 single work picture book
Celebrating the Ordinary Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 286 2006; (p. 57-59)

— Review of Waltzing Matilda A. B. Paterson , 2006 single work picture book ; The Thirsty Flowers Tony Wilson , 2006 single work picture book ; Nog the Nag Bird Gordon Reece , 2006 single work picture book ; Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair Lee Fox , 2006 single work picture book ; Eight Lyn Lee , 2006 single work picture book ; A Particular Cow Mem Fox , 2006 single work picture book ; Chatterbox Margaret Wild , 2006 single work picture book ; Midsummer Knight 2006 single work picture book ; Uno's Garden Graeme Base , 2006 single work picture book ; Water Witcher Jan Ormerod , 2006 single work picture book ; Grandpa and Thomas and the Green Umbrella Pamela Allen , 2006 single work picture book ; Kestrel Mark Svendsen , 2006 single work picture book ; Bobbie Dazzler Margaret Wild , 2006 single work picture book ; Bushranger Bill Megan de Kantzow , 2006 single work picture book ; Moon Bear Rescue Kim Dale , 2006 single work picture book ; The Friends of Apple Street Anna Pignataro , 2006 single work picture book ; The Music Tree Catriona Hoy , 2006 single work picture book ; It's Christmas Tina Burke , 2006 single work picture book ; Pemberthy Bear Sally Murphy , 2006 single work picture book ; Samsara Dog Helen Manos , 2006 single work children's fiction ; Norman and Brenda Colin Thompson , 2006 single work picture book
Untitled Julie Long , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 50 no. 4 2006; (p. 23)

— Review of Chatterbox Margaret Wild , 2006 single work picture book
Untitled Helen Purdie , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 21 no. 3 2006; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Chatterbox Margaret Wild , 2006 single work picture book
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2007 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 51 no. 3 2007; (p. 5-12)
What Are We Feeding Our Children When We Read Them a Book? Depictions of Mothers and Food in Contemporary Australian Picture Books Laurel Cohn , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mothers and Food : Negotiating Foodways from Maternal Perspectives 2016; (p. 232-244)

'This chapter explores how Australian writers and illustrators in the twenty-first century depict the act of mothering in picture books for young children in relation to cooking and serving food. It draws on the idea that children’s texts can be understood as sites of cultural production and reproduction, with social conventions and ideologies embedded in their narrative representations. The analysis is based on a survey of 124 books that were shortlisted for, or won, Children’s Book Council of Australia awards between 2001 and 2013. Of the eighty-seven titles that contain food and have human or anthropomorphised characters, twenty-six (30 percent) contain textual or illustrative references to maternal figures involved in food preparation or provision. Examination of this data set reveals that there is a strong correlation between non-Anglo-Australian maternal figures and home-cooked meals, and a clear link between Anglo-Australian mothers and sugar-rich snacks. The relative paucity of depictions of ethnically unmarked mothers offering more nutritious foods is notable given the cultural expectations of mothers as caretakers of their children’s well-being. At the same time, the linking of non-Anglo-Australian mothers with home-cooked meals can be seen as a means of signifying a cultural authenticity, a closeness to the earth that is differentiated from the normalised Australian culture represented in picture books. This suggests an unintended alignment of mothers preparing and serving meals with “otherness,” which creates a distancing effect between meals that may generally be considered nutritious and the normalised self. I contend there are unexamined, and perhaps unexpected, cultural assumptions about ethnicity, motherhood, and food embedded in contemporary Australian picture books. These have the potential to inscribe a system of beliefs about gender, cultural identity, and food that contributes to readers’ understanding of the world and themselves.'

Source: Abstract.

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