A Gumnuts lift-the-flap book
A Gumnuts lift-the-flap book. featuring the characters created by May Gibbs. Snugglepot and Cuddlepie are playing hide-and-seek with their friends. The reader is invited to help Ragged Blossum find them, by lifting the flaps. Along the way there are other plants and animals to be discovered. This gentle lift-the-flap is rendered in pastel colours showing the Australian landscape on a full-sun day. It provides an introduction to the characters from May Gibb’s classic book and also to some iconic Australian flora. A perfect gift for a young international reader or for those wanting to pay homage to Gumnut Babies.
Where are Snugglepot and Cuddlepie?, Scholastic Australia 2012 ISBN: 9781742831664
review by Claire Saxby, Children’s Author www.clairesaxby.com
Inspired by the work of May Gibbs, 1 2 3 and Coloursintroduce numbers and colours to young children. In 1 2 3, Australian flora and fauna feature in mostly pastel colours as they play host to gumnut babies, sleepy babies and wattle babies. There are butterflies, kookaburras and other Australian animals to identify. In Colours, the gumnut babies float through a world of gentle colour encountering Australian insects, plants and animals.
May Gibbs’ Gumnut Babies are part of Australian heritage and 1 2 3 and Colours introduce her work to a new generation. Books are sturdy Colours are pastel on white and provide an alternative to primary colour offerings in the same market. A perfect gift for overseas visitors or other new arrivals!
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Present 1 2 3, Scholastic Aust 2011 ISBN: 9781742830230
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Present Colours, Scholastic Aust 2011 ISBN: 9781742830421
review by Claire Saxby, Children’s Author
One very hot night, when the Cicadas were singing so loudly that Snugglepot couldn’t hear his father snoring, he and Cuddlepie crept out of bed and out of the house.
“Where are you going?” asked Cuddlepie.
“To see the Humans,” said Snugglepot.
“Only in the distance,” pleaded Cuddlepie. Then they began their journey.
Since their first appearance in 1918, the adventures of gumnut babies Snugglepot and Cuddlepie have delighted readers of all ages. Images of the pair have also been widely loved.
This new edition brings all three volumes of their adventures together in one volume, with the original illustrations. Collectors and adults who have loved the tales in the past will be delighted to have them anew, and younger readers may enjoy the chance to discover them for the first time.
In paperback format, this would make a great gift for a young Aussie reader.
The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, by May Gibbs
This edition Angus & Robertson, 2010
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