Thursday, March 21, 2013

Australian Childrens Literature

Snugglepot & Cuddlepie

All Australian children know about the adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, it is a book by author May Gibbs, that is uniquely Australian.

It incorporates Australian trees, flowers and plants as part of the story and was written in 1918. The story is about two characters named Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and tells of their problems with the big bad Banksia men, see the picture in black-

The famous childrens book!

The scary Banksia Men
The story of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie are so well known that Australia Post 
(our version of Correos) released a stamp in their honour! 
The drawings in the book show many Australian bush scenes-

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