Put a Gumnut Baby Under Your Tree This Christmas + WIN

If you were to ask me which books I remember from my childhood, hands down, it’d be the Gumnut Babies by May Gibbs.

Even now, every time I see a gum tree and its beautifully unique leaves and gum nuts, I think of the Gumnut Babies; the books, the characters and making gum nut baby ornaments as a child.  When I heard that the Centenary of Sugglepot and Cuddlepie was coming in 2018, the first thing I thought of was my grade one Easter Bonnet Parade.

Here I am, five years old and wearing a bonnet inspired by the Gumnut Babies. Do you think I’ve changed much?

Gumnut Easter Bonnet

Now with my own kids, particularly a daughter, because, let’s face it, I think my six-year-old son prefers books about poo, cars or dinosaurs, it does take me back to my own childhood. I was over the moon when not only did I discover a couple of new Gumnut Babies books had been released for the Centenary, but that I was asked to review them. Although they’re possibly a little too wordy to gain the constant attention of my 17-month-old daughter, I’ll be introducing her to these classics over time.

Tales from the Bush May Gibbs Tales from the Camp Fire May Gibbs

Tales From The Bush and Tales From The Campfire

I remember when books like Tales From The Bush and Tales From The Campfire made me think the Gumnut Babies were real;  I did think it was possible that little people like this lived in the trees. I remember imagining them in their little hats and little clothes. But now, I see the Gumnut Babies from a different perspective. In Tales From The Bush and Tales From the Camp Fire, I see the carefree nature of childhood, the way it should be. These books are the perfect way to reinspire today’s children to get outside and discover as well as reiterating the importance of friendship and lending a helping hand in times of trouble.

Tales From The Bush and Tales From The Campfire aren’t your usual short rhyming children’s picture books either; they are so much more. They take you on an adventure into the world of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, they make you feel like you’re really there and they spark imaginations big and small. The books also have an amazing capacity to further develop the appreciation of Australia’s unique flora and fauna and encourage children to go and seek the plants and animals after they’ve read the book. To me, the Gumnut Babies are deeply ingrained in Australian culture.

Want a sneak peek at both Gumnut Babies books? Check out my ‘Eva Reads’ video.

Wouldn’t you love to put a Gumnut Baby under your tree this Christmas?

It’s really simple. Just follow the steps in the Rafflecopter below. It’s a quick giveaway though so that we can get you your prize in time for Christmas. Don’t forget to get your entry in straight away!

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Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman. She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a freelance writer, a social media manager, a Mum to her six-year-old son, one-year-old daughter, six chickens and Benny the dog and wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little worker's cottage in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
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8 Comments

  1. Michelle @InTheGoodBooksBlog
    December 11, 2017 / 4:55 am

    As a book blogger, I am so excited when I see book giveaways as it makes for the perfect opportunity to hopefully win some beautiful books to feature on my blog and either give to my children or donate to charity as I love spreading the joy of reading.
    Thanks for the opportunity and Merry Christmas!!

  2. December 11, 2017 / 9:26 am

    Oh my goodness. I remember fondly reading Mae Gibbs all throughout my childhood. I used to have a beautifully illustrated copy of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and it’s a huge regret that I never got to pass it on to my children. I would love to win these so I can share them with my children and hopefully build wonderful memories of the author for them as well. Merry Christmas!

  3. December 11, 2017 / 9:45 am

    You know, I actually can’t even remember if I’ve read the original books! How strange. I’m familiar with them so surely I must have at some point.

  4. Roslyn Groves
    December 11, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    I’d love to introduce my little ones to the magic of May Gibbs. Reading together is one of our favourite and most important things to do.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. Aimee McCloy
    December 12, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    Such an amazing giveaway! I was given a hard cover edition of Gumnut Classics for my 3rd birthday. I am now 28 and still love Snugglepot and Cuddlepie! My 3yo son has just found an obsession with books (Mum win!) And my 6 week old daughter will hopefully be the same. I would love to win these books to start their collection on May Gibbs.

  6. Amy Retallack
    December 13, 2017 / 5:47 am

    I would love to win these for my 6 year old daughter, she would love them! I haven’t seen them since I was a kid!

  7. Christine
    December 14, 2017 / 9:19 am

    May Gibbs’ books were an important part of growing up. The illustrations are as fresh and delightful as they were when I first saw them years ago. I would love to win these books to introduce them to the next generation of avid readers.

  8. Eva Kiraly
    December 14, 2017 / 11:59 am

    I have a 1yo grandson that would love me to read these gorgeous books to him, especially at bedtime when I’m babysitting!