Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Wonderful World of Molly Mavis Gumnut

This is the wonderful world of Molly Mavis Gumnut. The riverbank where she goes fishing, the dirt road where she rides her bicycle, Her father's veggie patch, the dams and some of the critters she loves. (Keep watching this blog. More to come soon.)

Kangaroos, a water draggon, Furble the bandicoot, red-bellied black snakes, mangrove herons, pied butcher birds, horses and more.

These critters all feature in my Molly Gumnut chapter books.

The Beautiful Riverbank where Molly plays with Lara

The Jetty where Molly dives into the river

The Jetty at The River where Molly goes fishing

Picnic Table Down by The River

The Bush Road toward The River

The Dirt Road to The River

The Tree Molly climbs

Molly's Bush Track

Molly's favourite hide out, The Dam

This is the hundred year-old cottage thet Molly uses as a hidout.

Beautiful Dam full of Wildlife

Baby Butcher Birds climbing the wall to beg for a snack of mealworms

Two Greedy baby Butcher Birds, begging for mealworms

Butcher Birds begging for Mealworms

Jill the Butcher Bird landing on Molly's veranda

Jill The Pied Butcher Bird

Horses coming to visit Molly's Dam

Mangrove Herrons

Water Dragon

Red-bellied Black Snakes

Grey Kangaroo with joey

Grey Kangaroo with Joey in Pouch

Furble the Bandicoot


  1. Great pictures of Molly's world. I'm wondering what kind of story you end up writing with the snakes! Also great interview with Robyn Opie. I'll see about checking out her writing courses.

  2. Great to see you here again, Holly. The snakes do appear in one of Molly's books, so do the horses and the kangaroos. And you already know about Furble the bandicoot. The next molly book with be the one with the butcherbirds.

    Thanks for popping in and leaving a comment. I'll be adding another post tonight. I can't believe what I found when I had a game of golf today. A duck egg! Some duck must have laid it, then just left it lying on the grass. I've brought it home and I'm keeping it warm, who knows I might be able to hatch it.

    I won't give it to Molly though; she might throw it at Angela Bloomfield.

  3. Hi Trish,
    What a great setting for a series of children's books. Molly sounds like a wonderful character.


  4. Hi, Jeff. Great to see you here. That setting is the inspiration for my series. It’s where I live. Heaven on Earth.

    I don’t know if you remember, but you’ve met Molly before; in the first book in the series. Back then, she had a rag doll called Jenny, a pram and a pet monster. She’s evolved. Now she has a bike, a fishing rod, filthy clothes, and swims in the river. She still collects wild animals though.

    Thanks for visiting, Jeff.