Thursday, 9 October 2014

Charming May Gibbs

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Hands up how many of you read May Gibbs' cute Gumnut Babies stories as a child?  And how many of you have entertained your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews with stories of Snugglepot, Cuddlepie or Little Ragged Blossom?  For those of you who haven't discovered these charming stories yet, May Gibbs was an English-born Australian author and illustrator who created multiple books for children as well as cartoons and comic strips.

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Her sweet stories filled with characters such as the Gumnut babies and the big bad Banksia men have charmed many in Australia for almost a century.  So you can imagine how thrilled I was to find a few battered copies of her beautifully illustrated books for sale.  My two Cheeky Monkeys already have several of Gibbs' books, so the two little tomes I found were turned into sweet storybook buntings for Domum Vindemia.  There is a counting bunting and an alphabet bunting available - which do you prefer?

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