Monday, 21 April 2008

prince dande lion

What a long week's worth of children's book illustrations! Thank you again Pip for the inspiration.

Being an blog from Australia, I wanted to include
May Gibbs who is best known for her books about the gumnut babies, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Here are some images though from my 1953 copy of the lesser known Prince Dande Lion. See the big bad banksia men in the second of the line drawings?

Gorgeous illustrations, classic Australiana.

1 comment:

Di said...

Wow! I had no idea she'd done other books too. This one has such an array of characters too!