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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Mr Chicken Goes to Paris
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'Mr Chicken has taken up his friend Yvette's invitation to visit Paris. As they journey together through the City of Love, Mr Chicken is overcome by the magic of all the city has to offer - and the inhabitants of this most stylish city don't quite know what to make of him. Mr Chicken will delight children of all ages.' (From the publisher's website.)

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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
    • Processed foods
    Food practices
    • Eating out - meal
    • Eating out - snack
    • Food serving
    Gender
    • Food serving - male
    Signage n/a
    Positive/negative value n/a
    Food as sense of place
    • Urban
    Setting n/a
    Food as social cohesion
    • Rituals
    • Social gatherings
    • Relationships
    Food as cultural identity
    • White Australian characters
    • Stereotyped ethnicity
    Food as character identity n/a
    Food as language n/a

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2009 .
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      Alternative title: Monsieur Poulet va ̀Paris
      Extent: 1v. (unpaged)p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published August 2009

      ISBN: 9781741757699 (hbk.)
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Bloomsbury ,
      2010 .
      Extent: 32 p.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published 10 September 2010

      ISBN: 9781408805244, 1408805243
    • East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Allen and Unwin , 2011 .
      Extent: 1 v.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9781742378350 (pbk.), 1742378358 (pbk.)

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).
Picture Book of the Year - Short List Books 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 9)

— Review of Schumann the Shoeman John Danalis , 2009 single work picture book ; To the Top End : Our Trip across Australia Roland Harvey , 2009 single work picture book ; Mr Chicken Goes to Paris Leigh Hobbs , 2009 single work picture book
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2010 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 3)
Kids' Writers Queue Up for Kudos Katharine England , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 April 2010; (p. 50-51)
Untitled Leigh Hobbs , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 53 no. 3 2009; (p. 27)

— Review of Mr Chicken Goes to Paris Leigh Hobbs , 2009 single work picture book
Under Age Frances Atkinson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 2 August 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of Mr Chicken Goes to Paris Leigh Hobbs , 2009 single work picture book
Mischief-Makers in Their Element Meg Sorensen , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 August 2009; (p. 33)

— Review of Clem Always Could Sarah Watt , 2009 single work picture book ; Mr Chicken Goes to Paris Leigh Hobbs , 2009 single work picture book
Off the Shelf : Picture Book Lorien Kaye , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 August 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Mr Chicken Goes to Paris Leigh Hobbs , 2009 single work picture book
[Review] Mr Chicken Goes to Paris Thuy On , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 89 no. 1 2009; (p. 50)

— Review of Mr Chicken Goes to Paris Leigh Hobbs , 2009 single work picture book
[Untitled] Christine Horsfield , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 24 no. 3 2009; (p. 30)

— Review of Mr Chicken Goes to Paris Leigh Hobbs , 2009 single work picture book
Kids' Writers Queue Up for Kudos Katharine England , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 April 2010; (p. 50-51)
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2010 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 3)
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).
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Subjects:
  • Paris,
    c
    France,
    c
    Western Europe, Europe,
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