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Merchantwise ramps up centenary celebrations for Gumnut Babies

Merchantwise is continuing to celebrate the centenary year of May Gibbs’ Gumnut Babies with the launch of Peter Alexander’s current ‘Proud Aussie Collection’.

The range boasts sleepwear for women, girls and babies to enjoy.

Also to mark the 100th anniversary is the NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, which has released a range of Australian commemorative birth certificates, including May Gibbs’ Gumnut Babies.

Elsewhere, Scholastic is releasing the title, Tales from the Billabong, which has been inspired by the stories of May Gibbs, while Nature Play SA has created a set of outdoor activities for families with a “How to be a Gumnut Baby” list.

The list encourages children to discover the magic of the Australian bush and includes a game of leapfrog in the park, discovering wildflowers and counting butterflies, as well as listening to the sounds of wildlife.

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Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent some six years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@bizmedia.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobHutchins3 if ranting is your thing...

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