Gumnut Babies May Gibb

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"Wattle Babies", Sydney: Angus Robertson Illustrations by Australian May Gibbs. These may be "wattle babies" to you, but to me they're gumnut fairies! Snugglepot and Cuddlepie were the names of the two main characters. Vintage Fairies, Vintage Art, Flower Fairies, Fairy Art, Australian Artists, Children's Book Illustration, Mellow Yellow, Faeries, Illustrators

Reader Comments

Some recent reader emails and responses: Comment: From Byter Morris, in response to the pic last week showing the graffiti on the side of the house: What about “I like Tabbouleh but hate Hommos!!!” somewhere in Newtown. Response: Morris is referring to a well known bit of 1980’s graffiti that was on the wall of the car park at the corner of Parramatta Road and Missenden Road in Camperdown, Sydney. That car park now comprises residential units; before it became a carpark it was a derelict…

Gumnut Babies Meeting a Koala - Peg Maltby Flora, Vintage Children's Books, Vintage Stuff, Children's Book Illustration, Book Illustrations, Fairy Art, Australian Artists, Magical Creatures, Art Auction

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inland-delta: “May Gibbs, Illustration for Gum-Nut Babies, 1916 ” Fleurs Art Nouveau, Dibujos Cute, Flower Fairies, Fairy Art, Australian Artists, Children's Book Illustration, Book Illustrations, Oeuvre D'art, Faeries

Gumnut babies books

May Gibbs, author, illustrator and cartoonist, has captured the hearts and imaginations of generations of Australians with her lovable bush characters and fairytale landscapes.

Aussie book favorite: Anything cuter than the gumnut babies, Snugglepot & Cuddlepie? Kewpie, Baby Tattoos, Arte Floral, Children's Book Illustration, Faeries, Bookmarks, Fantasy Art, Fantasy Figures, Childrens Books

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

I have been asked about Snugglepot and Cuddlepie after yesterdays blossom post - which got more comments than my quilt pics :( Anyway - they were the main characters in a series of books by May Gibbs who lived in Sydney and were known as the gumnut babies. They were published in about 1918 and were based on the the local plants found in the bush near Bunbury West Australia where May Gibbs played as a child. The "big bad" Banksia Men are the villians of the story and are modelled on the…

May Gibbs Illustration- British / Australian children's author-illustrator, ca. Cover of Scotty In Gumnut Land. Vintage Children's Books, Vintage Art, Vintage Fairies, Australian Art, Children's Book Illustration, Book Illustrations, Scottish Terrier, Looks Vintage, Fairy Art

Cover art for the children's book Scotty in Gumnut Land, first published by Angus & Robertson of Sydney, Australia, 1941, by May Gibbs.

May Gibbs' Wattle Babies. May Gibbs is one of Australia’s best loved classic children’s book writers and artists. Australian Animals, Australian Artists, Children's Book Illustration, Botanical Illustration, Flower Illustrations, Digital Illustration, Botanical Drawings, Botanical Art, Australia Day

May Gibbs 2012 Diary

Booktopia has May Gibbs 2012 Diary by May Gibbs. Buy a discounted Diary of May Gibbs 2012 Diary online from Australia's leading online bookstore.