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Picnic

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One day Boy and Girl go out for a picnic. They meet all sorts of creatures along the way - some come with them and some chase them, but whatever happens, today will be a day for Adventure!show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 255 x 295 x 4mm | 237g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Red Fox Picture Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • chiefly Illustrations (colour)
  • 1849417997
  • 9781849417990
  • 647,957

Review quote

"A delicate echo of Burningham's much-loved Mr Gumpy's Outing" -- Julia Eccleshare * Guardian * "The book invites children to identify the characters, and to point to them and to lost objects. The drawings carry their sophisticated skill lightly... An ideal step forwards from board books" -- Nicolette Jones * Children's Book of the Week, The Sunday Times *show more

About John Burningham

John Burningham studied illustration and graphic design at the Central School of Art, graduating with distinction in 1959. Many illustration commissions followed including iconic posters for London Transport, before the publication of Borka: the Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers, John's first book for children (Cape, 1963) which won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration and heralded the beginning of an extraordinary career. John Burningham has since written and illustrated over thirty picture books, that have been translated and distributed all over the world. These feature his classic and much loved children's books including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, by Ian Fleming (Jonathan Cape, 1964); Mr Gumpy's Outing (Jonathan Cape, 1970) also awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal; Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (Jonathan Cape, 1972); The Shopping Basket (Random House, 1980); The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (Penguin/Puffin, 1983); Granpa (Jonathan Cape, 1984) later made into an animated film and Oi! Get off our Train (Jonathan Cape, 1989) and various books for adults England (Jonathan Cape, 1992); France (Jonathan Cape, 1998); The Time of Your Life (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2002) and When We Were Young (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2004). John is married to the illustrator, Helen Oxenbury. They have three children, three grandchildren and a dog named Miles. They live in London.show more

Back cover copy

Who wants to go on a picnic? Follow the children as they take their basket and set off to find the perfect spot. Look out for all the things that get lost along the way. Can you help to find them? "A delicate echo of Burningham's much-loved Mr Gumpy's Outing" JULIA ECCLESHARE, GUARDIANshow more

Review Text

"The book invites children to identify the characters, and to point to them and to lost objects. The drawings carry their sophisticated skill lightly⦠An ideal step forwards from board books"show more

Rating details

193 ratings
3.1 out of 5 stars
5 10% (19)
4 20% (39)
3 44% (85)
2 22% (43)
1 4% (7)
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