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Mr. Gumpy's Outingby John Burningham
Synopses & Reviews
At last, a board book edition of this beloved preschool story.
One sunny day Mr. Gumpy decides to take a ride in his small boat. It's a perfect idea for a lovely summer day, and soon he is joined by children, a rabbit, a cat, a pig, and a host of other friends. But when the goat kicks, the chickens flap, the dog teases the cat and the children squabble — the boat tips into the water and everyone tumbles out. No one minds getting wet on such a nice day, though, especially since Mr. Gumpy invites everyone to his house for tea.
A colorful new design and sturdy board book format bring this beloved classic to a whole new audience of children.
Mr. Gumpy's Outing is the winner of the 1972 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture Books and a 1971 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.
While enjoying a sunny day in his small boat, Mr. Gumpy is inundated by rowdy friends who cause a spill. No one minds getting wet on a nice day, though, especially since Mr. Gumpy invites them to his house for tea. Full color.
About the Author
John Burningham is a highly acclaimed author and illustrator with numerous books to his credit. With Mr. Gumpy's Outing, he became the first artist ever to win England's prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal twice. He lives in England.
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