When we were little we were read the stories of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and Little Ragged Blossem..
Classic Australian childrens stories.. first published in 1918.. written and illustrated by May Gibbs.. who is maybe like an Aussie version of Beatrix Potter... All the stories are set in the Australian bush.. complete with characters like Mr Lizard, Mrs Kookaburra and the Big Bad Banksia Men..
Recently a friend of mine had a baby and I went to buy a copy of the book.. I had forgotten how charming the illustrations were..
"The Flowerbabies Ball"
illustration by May Gibbs
books available from Angus & Robertson