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Wednesday 21 September 2011

Review: Snuggle Pot and Cuddle Pie: Colours and 123

What better excuse to revamp the truly precious illustrations of one of Australia’s most beloved author/illustrators – May Gibbs. 

These beautiful new board books for toddlers make gorgeous use of the illustrations from Snuggle Pot and Cuddle Pie – the adorable gumnut babies that made Gibbs so famous.

In Colours, soft pastel illustrations are a tender departure from the whack of the typical, bright ‘colour’ book for little ones. Each page features a gumnut baby, resplendent with a sweet colour representation – a gold sunrise glow, a silver morning star, white flower meadow, green leaves rustle.

In 123, we again meet our little gumnuts and their floral and faunal friends – and what I love is the way the text is unexpectedly creative. No – there is not one gumnut baby… there is one special hug and two friends together. Really sweet, and ideal for little Aussie cuddlepies.

Title: Snuggle Pot and Cuddle Pie: Colours / 123
Author/Illustrator: May Gibbs
Publisher: Scholastic, $9.99
Publication Date: September 2011
ISBN: 9781742830421 / 9781742830230
Format: Hard cover
For ages: 0 – 3
Type: Board Book