The 100 year celebrations of Gumnut Babies is set to continue with the release of a centenary hardcover edition of the title this month, from HarperCollins Children’s Books, Australia.
The book has been redesigned to mark the milestone, and also includes a bonus biography on Cecilia May Gibbs.
Priced at $39.99, the new edition boasts stories of Gum-Blossom Babies, Flannel Flowers and Other Bush Babies, Boronia Babies, Wattle Babies, Nuttybub and Nittersing, and Chucklebud and Wunkydoo.
In addition, an exclusive video storytelling presentation based on May Gibbs’ first book from singer Elly-May Barnes will also launch.
“We are excited to continue our May Gibbs Gumnut Babies 100 year celebrations with the release of HarperCollins Children’s Books, Australia’s centenary hardcover edition and Elly-May Barnes’ video storytelling presentation for Story Box Library,” said Rosalie May, May Gibbs brand manager at Merchantwise.
“May’s timeless tales of Australian bush life continue to inspire and connect with young children, parents and grandparents alike and we look forward to launching further licensing partnerships across a range of categories throughout the remainder of 2016.”
Scholastic also marked the 100 years with the release of May Gibbs Gumnut Babies: Baby Records Book 100th Anniversary Edition.