If you’re an Australian book lover, you’ve come across the whimsical stories and illustrations of May Gibbs. Her iconic characters, including Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, have captured the hearts of generations of readers. We’re excited to share that the May Gibbs Showbag, featuring the iconic May Gibbs gumnut babies, is now available! This Novelty showbag allows fans to get their hands on some of her most beloved creations!
May Gibbs was born in England in 1877 but moved to Western Australia with her family when she was four years old. In Australia, her love for the natural world blossomed, inspiring many of her stories and illustrations. Gibbs studied art in England before returning to Australia, where she began working as a freelance illustrator. She quickly gained a reputation for charming depictions of Australian flora and fauna.
In 1918, Gibbs published her first book, “Gumnut Babies,” which introduced the world to Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, two mischievous gum nut babies who embark on a series of adventures in the Australian bush. The book was an instant success, and Gibbs published many more books featuring her beloved characters.
Gibbs’ illustrations are instantly recognisable, featuring whimsical depictions of native Australian animals and plants. She pioneered the Australian children’s literature scene and is considered one of the country’s most iconic authors and illustrators. Her longstanding legacy has proceeded long after her passing in 1969, with her characters still adored by readers of all ages.
The May Gibbs Showbag is a must-have for any parent who wants to provide their little one with a range of fun and educational products. Packed with adorable and practical items, this showbag is designed to spark imagination and encourage development. The official May Gibbs Gumnut Babies reusable tote bag alone is a great addition, but the contents make this showbag special.
From a backpack to carry all your child’s essentials to a cooler bag to keep their snacks fresh, the May Gibbs Showbag has everything you need to brighten a child’s world. The bucket hat is perfect for protecting your child from the sun, while the plate set makes mealtime a little more fun. And with a bath book to keep your child entertained during bath time, a placemat that makes for easy clean-up and wall decals to add character to their room, this showbag truly has it all.
Designed with babies and toddlers in mind, items in the May Gibbs Showbag will surely delight your little one while simultaneously supporting their growth. At just $35 and with AfterPay available as a payment option, there’s no reason not to get your hands on this adorable showbag today. Give your child the best start, and grab your May Gibbs Gumnut Babies showbag now!
Its clear May Gibbs’ contributions to Australian literature and art are immeasurable. Her stories and illustrations have captured the hearts of generations of readers and continue to do so today. The May Gibbs Showbag is a fantastic way to celebrate her legacy and share her charming characters with a new generation of fans. Take advantage of the chance to own a piece of Australian literary history and browse our wide range of novelty showbags here!