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Issue Details: First known date: 1955... 1955 Doreen's Dream
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Doreen has a tooth taken out, and that night she dreams that her various body parts (mouth, brain, tummy, glands, chest, heart, hands, legs and neck) are having a conversation. Each part claims that it is the most important, but eventually they realise that they each have a unique and equally important job and by working together for the greater good they can achieve their goal of keeping Doreen healthy. The brain then concludes by claiming that humans should follow this good example of team work and 'the world will be all the better for it'.

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    y separately published work icon Animal Talk and Other Stories for Boys and Girls Neville Smith , Melbourne : Cheshire , 1955 Z1500460 1955 selected work children's fiction children's 'Here are twenty-five stories that have escaped from life - that is, the kind of life that most normal Australian boys and girls lead. In them, everyday life become involved with strange things and happenings. Magic comes creeping in when least expected; fairies and sprites appear; animals and objects indulge in conversations; dreams take the oddest turns. But, though there may be a friendly lion in a story, or a sea maid, or a flame fairy who can only speak in rhyme, in every case the central person is a normal Australian girl or boy.' (Inside dust jacket) Melbourne : Cheshire , 1955 pg. 62-64
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