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Drawing of title page for Snugglepot and Cuddlepie featuring an image of two miniature babies with gumnut hats sitting on a gum leaf.

Original drawing for the title page of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie: Their Adventures Wonderful, 1918 1918

By May Gibbs

May Gibbs experimented with different designs and hand-drawn letters before choosing this illustration for the title page of her enduring children’s book Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. The timid-looking gumnuts will encounter the big bad banksia men, the wicked Mrs Snake and the wise old kookaburra on their ‘adventures wonderful’.

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Published date:
1918
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Copyright status: In copyright - Life of artist plus 70 years.
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