May Gibbs’ “Snugglepot and Cuddlepie” used to scare me as a child. There was always something creepy about the look of shock on their faces. No wonder: they’re tiny, naked, and stuck inside acorns.
The good thing about them is they remind me of my beloved grandmother, Agnes Hamilton (1909 - 1987), who passed on 25 years ago this month. She had a copy of this book (pictured).