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Sep 05 2012

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie - Opposites ill. by May Gibbs

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Scholastic Australia, 2012. ISBN 978 1 74283 044 5.
This gorgeous simple board book has been brought back to the shelves in support of the work of the Northcott Society and Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
Using delicate watercolour illustrations, the timeless work of May Gibb's iconic Snugglepot and Cuddlepie is used to illustrate the concepts of opposites, both the common (day/night, fast/slow) and uncommon (alone/together, here/there), in simple language.
This is the ideal book to introduce to under 2's, with short simple concepts and gentle pastel text. Featuring various Australian flora and fauna including flannel flowers, wattle, Christmas bells, a platypus and a possum, the book would also make a lovely gift, both for Australian children and as a souvenir to take overseas.
Part of a series including Snugglepot and CuddlePie present colours, Snugglepot and CuddlePie present first words, Where are Snugglepot and CuddlePie?, 1,2,3 Count to Ten with Gumnut Babies, these iconic Australian books are a must have for any board book collection.
Freya Lucas

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