Mr Gumpy's Outing

Mr Gumpy's Outing

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Mr. Gumpy lives by a river. One sunny day he decides to take a ride in his small boat. It's such a perfect idea that soon Mr. Gumpy has company: first some children, then a rabbit, a cat, a dog, a pig, a few chickens, and a sheep. Will there be room for them all on Mr. Gumpy's small boat? The highly patterned text builds to a climax both expected and hilarious.A "School Library Journal" Best of the Best
Winner of the 1972 "Boston Globe "- Horn Book Award for Picture Books
A 1971 "New York Times" Book Review Best Illustrated Chidren's Book of the Year
An ALA Notable Book
Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 446 x 448 x 6mm | 580.6g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Berkeley Trade.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 080503854X
  • 9780805038545
  • 442,399

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A real charmer of a picture book for the very young. "ALA Booklist" Mr. Gumpy's little scow becomes a miniature ark when he takes two children and one each of the various domestic animals for a ride.... Mr. Gumpy has bumbling charm, and his outing is an unqualified pleasure. "Kirkus Reviews""
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About John Burningham

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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3,709 ratings
3.99 out of 5 stars
5 37% (1,387)
4 32% (1,192)
3 24% (897)
2 5% (187)
1 1% (46)
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