Have you ever read “Snugglepot and Cuddlepie”?
Okay, well my overseas readers probably haven’t
but what about my aussie readers?
I hadn’t read it
…until this week.
It just didn’t seem like the kind of book I’d like
and as a kid it just never crossed my path.
But since we are off to see a performance of it,
we had to pick up the book and read it.
Well, let me tell you…
I loved this story
(and the boys enjoy it too).
It is such a lovely, sweet story.
It’s a not-to-be-missed story.
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie actually have three adventures
in three separate stories
but our book has all of them in the same gorgeous volume.
We’ve only read the first story so far
but are eager to dive into the other two.
If you are planning to read these stories
you need to get hold of a copy that has illustrations.
The story without the illustrations
would lose a huge chunk of its appeal.
Just look at these darling pictures.
Even the villains are appealing!
(This is a Banksia Man.)
At the end of our book version,
there is a section all about May Gibbs,
her life and work.
We’ve already had a flick through
because we couldn’t help ourselves.
After this book,
I might need to acquire a copy of some of the other Australian classics
that I never read as a child and consequently my boys haven’t read either
– books like “Blinky Bill” and “Dot and the Kangaroo”.
Any recommendations on which to read first?
Are there any others?
Goodness, so many big glaring literature gaps to fill
but what a glorious way to fill the coming years
– reading Australian classics.