May Gibbs ~ Wattle Babies (my favourite author as a child, more countries outside australia need to know about May Gibbs)

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

Peeping Gumnuts.  The Gumnut Babies  as drawn by May Gibbs, Australian author and illustrator

The Gumnut Babies books published from 1916 to the - by May Gibbs, Australian author and illustrator

Gumnut Babies - These cupcakes were designed from a children's book series in Australia 'The Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie'.

Australia- Gumnut Babies - These cupcakes were designed from a children's book series in Australia 'The Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie'.

http://claudiafox.hubpages.com/hub/Flowering-eucalyptus-trees-gumnut-babies-and-digiridoos

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

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

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

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

So many gum trees in blossom right now. When I was little and living in the UK my grandparents sent over lots of Australian children's books, I think to remind us that we were Australian.

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