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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Look, a Book!
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'You never know where it might take you. When two ragamuffins stumble across a book in the dust their world begins to change. The familiar becomes fantastical, the mundane becomes magical, and a fractured community finds a focus. Set in a dreary, underprivileged, contemporary world, Look, A Book! is an exhilarating whirl through the magic of imagination that leaves the reader in an vertiginous trance.' (Trove)

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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
    • Featured
    • Storyline
    Food types
    • Everyday drinks
    • Discretionary drinks
    • Processed foods
    • Fast food/Takeaway
    Food practices n/a
    Gender n/a
    Signage
    • Logo
    Positive/negative value n/a
    Food as sense of place
    • Urban
    • Rural
    Setting
    • Rural landscape
    • Urban landscape
    Food as social cohesion n/a
    Food as cultural identity
    • White Australian characters
    Food as character identity
    • Imagining food
    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 been translated into Japanese.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Neutral Bay, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Little Hare Books , 2011 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9781921541803 (hbk.), 1921541806
    • c
      Singapore,
      c
      Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      Scholastic Singapore ,
      2016 .
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      Extent: 1 v. [unpaged]p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Only distributed in Asia

      ISBN: 9789810982263, 9810982267
    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hardie Grant Egmont , 2017 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 32 p.p.
      Reprinted: 2012
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 November 2017

      ISBN: 9781760501259, 1760501255
Alternative title: Guarda, un libro!
Language: Italian
    • Milan,
      c
      Italy,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Officina Libraria ,
      2011 .
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      Extent: 32 p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 December 2011

      ISBN: 9788889854907, 8889854901

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Touching Texts : Adaptations of Australian Picture Books for Tablets Erica Hateley , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Picture Books and Beyond 2014; (p. 108-122)

This chapter explores adaptations of three recent Australian picture books for tablet technology, attending to the effects of interactivity and digital affordances on narrative coherence and meaning. In this chapter, Hateley examines three e-texts which seek to adapt the experience of a printed picture book to a digital environment but which do so with varying levels of exploitation of digital affordances. Reading e-book and app versions of recent picture books highlights the opportunities and constraints offered by such texts in contemporary reading cultures: inside the classroom and beyond.

Real and Surreal Worlds Joy Lawn , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 339 2012; (p. 66-67)

— Review of Lightning Jack Glenda Millard , 2012 single work picture book ; A Bear and a Tree Stephen Michael King , 2012 single work picture book ; Lazy Daisy, Busy Lizzie Mary Ellen Jordan , 2011 single work picture book ; The Perfect Present Fiona Robertson , 2011 single work picture book ; A Bus Called Heaven Bob Graham , 2011 single work picture book ; Look, a Book! Libby Gleeson , 2011 single work picture book
[Review] Look, a Book! Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 January 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of Look, a Book! Libby Gleeson , 2011 single work picture book
[Review] Look, a Book! Sue Clancy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 55 no. 4 2011; (p. 23)

— Review of Look, a Book! Libby Gleeson , 2011 single work picture book
[Review] Look, a Book! Tali Lavi , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 26 no. 5 2011; (p. 28)

— Review of Look, a Book! Libby Gleeson , 2011 single work picture book
[Review] Look, a Book! Andrew Wrathall , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 91 no. 3 2011; (p. 16)

— Review of Look, a Book! Libby Gleeson , 2011 single work picture book
Perfect Partnerships Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 October 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of For All Creatures Glenda Millard , 2011 single work picture book ; Look, a Book! Libby Gleeson , 2011 single work picture book ; Flood Jackie French , 2011 single work picture book ; Vampyre Margaret Wild , 2011 single work picture book
[Review] Look, a Book! Tali Lavi , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 26 no. 5 2011; (p. 28)

— Review of Look, a Book! Libby Gleeson , 2011 single work picture book
[Review] Look, a Book! Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 January 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of Look, a Book! Libby Gleeson , 2011 single work picture book
Real and Surreal Worlds Joy Lawn , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 339 2012; (p. 66-67)

— Review of Lightning Jack Glenda Millard , 2012 single work picture book ; A Bear and a Tree Stephen Michael King , 2012 single work picture book ; Lazy Daisy, Busy Lizzie Mary Ellen Jordan , 2011 single work picture book ; The Perfect Present Fiona Robertson , 2011 single work picture book ; A Bus Called Heaven Bob Graham , 2011 single work picture book ; Look, a Book! Libby Gleeson , 2011 single work picture book
Touching Texts : Adaptations of Australian Picture Books for Tablets Erica Hateley , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Picture Books and Beyond 2014; (p. 108-122)

This chapter explores adaptations of three recent Australian picture books for tablet technology, attending to the effects of interactivity and digital affordances on narrative coherence and meaning. In this chapter, Hateley examines three e-texts which seek to adapt the experience of a printed picture book to a digital environment but which do so with varying levels of exploitation of digital affordances. Reading e-book and app versions of recent picture books highlights the opportunities and constraints offered by such texts in contemporary reading cultures: inside the classroom and beyond.

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