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Gumnut Babies turn 100, May Gibbs' artwork celebrated in Sydney

One hundred years after she breathed life into the iconic Gumnut Babies, the work of one of Australia's best-loved authors May Gibbs is celebrated at the State Library of NSW in Sydney.

Book Illustrations - May Gibbs

“It’s hard to tell, hard to say, I don’t know if the bush babies found me or I found the little creatures.” Working first as an illustrator of other author’s books, May found success in 1916 when the first of her own books was published. On 5th December 1916 Gum-nut Babies was published in a booklet format followed... Read more »

Works on Paper - Peg Maltby - Australian Art Auction Records

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May Gibbs on Drought

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie peered down at Scottie. The burden of the drought lay heavily on the Creatures in Gumnut Town. There were stern wa...

Book Illustrations - May Gibbs

“It’s hard to tell, hard to say, I don’t know if the bush babies found me or I found the little creatures.” Working first as an illustrator of other author’s books, May found success in 1916 when the first of her own books was published. On 5th December 1916 Gum-nut Babies was published in a booklet format followed... Read more »

May Gibbs; artist: images of Snugglepot, Cuddlepie, Little Lobelia, Ragged Blossom eucalyptus gumnut babies

I went out for a walk by the sea, and sat on a bollard to think. Silent, but for the clink of a boat. Still water. Many gum trees in full blossom. In Australia, we believe very small people called Gum Nut Babies live in gum nuts. They also wear little skirts made of eucalyptus flowers. They wear adorable little fluffy hats.

Gumnut babies....

Ok, don't panic - this blog isn't going to become all baby talk. But I had to share this beautiful beanie my mum knitted for Pikelette. Sh...

Book Illustrations - May Gibbs

“It’s hard to tell, hard to say, I don’t know if the bush babies found me or I found the little creatures.” Working first as an illustrator of other author’s books, May found success in 1916 when the first of her own books was published. On 5th December 1916 Gum-nut Babies was published in a booklet format followed... Read more »

Book Review: May Gibbs More than a Fairy Tale: an Artistic Life

For decades few Australian children could claim ignorance of May Gibbs' gumnut babies Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and their archenemies the Banksia men.

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Paper Rose and May Gibbs

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie are as synonymous to Australia as Fish and chips are English! This fabulous Australian company has teamed up to bring us the main Characters from May Gibbs wonderful book Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. These Gumnut babies together with the Blossom Babes lead a life of adventure and laughter and resonate with most older Aussies. My Dad read this book to us when we caravaned during the holidays. The beautiful leaf and gumnut dies also from Paper Rose compliment the card.