May Gibbs

Cecilia May Gibbs MBE - B. 01/17/1877, Sydenham, Kent, England – D. 11/27/1969, Sydney, Australia - Publishing under the name May Gibbs, she was an English Australian children's author, illustrator, and cartoonist. She is best known for her Gumnut Babies (also known as "bush babies" or "bush fairies"), & the book Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. 1913 marked the first public appearance of the gumnut babies, on the front cover of The Missing Button, by Ethel Turner, which Gibbs had illustrated.
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The Gumnut Babies as drawn by May Gibbs, author and illustrator

The Gumnut Babies as drawn by May Gibbs, author and illustrator

Off To The War / Goodbye My Little Gum Blossom / And Don't You Fret For Me / We'll Soon Be Back Together / In The Old Gum Tree

Off To The War / Goodbye My Little Gum Blossom / And Don't You Fret For Me / We'll Soon Be Back Together / In The Old Gum Tree

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May Gibbs' Wattle Babies. May Gibbs is one of Australia’s best loved classic children’s book writers and artists.

Little Obelia and Further Adventures of Ragged Blossom, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie , Crossing the Lizard Bridge

Little Obelia and Further Adventures of Ragged Blossom, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie , Crossing the Lizard Bridge

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