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y separately published work icon An Aussie Night Before Christmas single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 An Aussie Night Before Christmas
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'Christmas in the middle of an Australian summer means Santa has to find new ways to deliver his presents. The obvious solutions are to don a sunhat, shorts and a pair of thongs, not to mention ditching the sleigh and reindeer in favour of some roos and a ute. Every line of this traditional verse has been remodelled, replete with Aussie references. The gentle illustrations are packed with familiar icons cleverly woven into the visual narrative to recreate the warm, comforting, family atmosphere that Christmas is all about.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Prequel to Brucie Saves Christmas.
  • 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
    • Discretionary drinks
    • High sugar foods
    • High fat foods
    Food practices
    • Eating in - snack
    • Parties and entertaining
    Gender n/a
    Signage n/a
    Positive/negative value n/a
    Food as sense of place n/a
    Setting n/a
    Food as social cohesion
    • Rituals
    Food as cultural identity
    • White Australian characters
    • Stereotyped ethnicity
    Food as character identity
    • Imagining food
    Food as language
    • Food metaphors and similes

  • Other formats: Sticker book, activity book and board game book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Lindfield, Chatswood - Gordon - Castlecrag area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Scholastic Press ; Scholastic Press , 2005 .
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      Extent: 29p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 October 2005
      ISBN: 1865046531
    • Lindfield, Chatswood - Gordon - Castlecrag area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Scholastic Australia , 2015 .
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      Extent: 32p.
      Edition info: 10th Anniversary Edition
      Note/s:
      • Published: 1st October 2015
      ISBN: 9781760157487

Works about this Work

Kiwi Tells An Aussie Christmas Tale Fiona Purdon , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 - 20 December 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of An Aussie Night Before Christmas Yvonne Morrison , 2005 single work picture book
Kiwi Tells An Aussie Christmas Tale Fiona Purdon , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 - 20 December 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of An Aussie Night Before Christmas Yvonne Morrison , 2005 single work picture book
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