Bobbie in the Bush with animals that move



Publisher: Sydney, Printed by Deaton & Spencer Pty Ltd, [inscription dated 1948]
Description: pp20, printed in black and red, line ills. Oblong 8vo, illustrated boards, cloth spine. Boards with faint scribble, slightly rubbed. The brightly coloured animals in perfect condition. A humorous and charming book. Rare

Anthropomorphism abounds in Australian children’s books. The animals here are Percy the Platypus, Willie the Wombat, Jenny the Jackass, Lennie the Lyrebird, Kim the Kangaroo, Polly the Possum, (“I should have been in bed for hours/I always sleep all day”) Billy the Koala Bear and Benny the Bandicoot. Four with tabs controlling the moving parts. Muir 761 ‘possibly the first Australian movable picture book’

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