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Nov 13 2012

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie - First Words ill. May Gibbs

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Scholastic Australia 2012, ISBN 9781742830438.
Another offering in the series from iconic Australian author May Gibbs - which also features Snugglepot and Cuddlepie present colours, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie 1,2,3 Count to Ten with the Gumnut Babies, and Where are Snugglepot and Cuddlepie? - to support the work of the Northcott Society and the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
The book makes clever use of its theme of First Words, using the book to not only deliver first words with beautiful delicate colour illustrations, but also to re-inforce common 'routine' for little ones, with 'bath' being followed by 'story' 'cuddle' and 'goodnight'. I thought this was a nice feature.
This is a wonderful companion to the other books in the series, but works equally well as a stand alone. Again, the ideal book to introduce the printed word to the Under 2's, with the text being supported with delicate Australian flora and fauna.
This book would make a lovely gift with a unique Australian theme.
Freya Lucas

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