Late last year when Ruth Park's death was reported memories of 'The Muddleheaded Wombat' came flooding back to me. This is my most cherished childhood book. The adventures of Wombat, Mouse and Cat were so wonderful and endearing I read them over and over. I wanted so much to sail down a river on an upside down umbrella.
Thank you to Ruth Park, May Gibbs, S.A. Wakefield and all other children's authors who help to enrich our imaginations.
ps: The Big Bad Banksia Men still send shivers up my spine and I always look twice at banksia trees - do you?!