Cecilia May Gibbs MBE (Australian,1877-1969), Wattle Babies.

"Wattle Babies", Sydney: Angus Robertson Illustrations by Australian May Gibbs. These may be "wattle babies" to you, but to me they're gumnut fairies!

We're Still Above Water IThe Gumnut Babies  as drawn by May Gibbs, Australian author and illustrator

We're Still Above Water IThe Gumnut Babies as drawn by May Gibbs, Australian author and illustrator

This was always one of my favs.  Bib and Bub the Gumnut Babies...  by May Gibbs

May Gibbs - in the artist's studio - love this, I saw the original at the State Library of New South Wales exhibit today!

snuggle pot and cuddle pie - one of my favorite books from ym childhood...after all what is a childhood without gum nut babies???

The Gum Blossom Ballet, frontispiece, from Snugglepot and Cuddlepie: their adventures wonderful , 1918

May Gibbs, Watercolour, PXD 304/7/640 'Scotty in Gumnut Land' was published by Angus  Robertson in 1941. May had a life-long affection for scotty dogs.

May Gibbs Illustration- British / Australian children's author-illustrator, ca. Cover of Scotty In Gumnut Land.

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