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John Burningham earned the Kate Greenaway Medal, an ALA Notable Children's Book award, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Mr. Gumpy's Outing, and it's no wonder. This gifted and highly original author-illustrator creates a vision of glorious summer with deeply textured, sometimes only suggested, drawings. His tentatively questioning animals are ready to step right out of the pages and quietly join the delighted reader. And the simple, repetitive dialogue will lull the listener as long as it takes the characters to reach the boat's maximum capacity. Even then, there's no big splash--just an understated, Burningham-esque "and into the water they fell." Young readers will never tire of this gentle, comforting storybook. (Ages 2 to 6) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a great book! My kids loved it and now I've given it to my grandkids!Published 2 months ago by Lynn Myers
I love all of John Burningham's books. He is an inventive and witty author. This is a favorite from my childhood, and now my son loves it too. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Atara
My Grandaughter really liked this book. I keep it at my house & she picks it for us to read whenever she is here.Published 5 months ago by Donna Bryant
This book was listed in the book 100 Best Books For Children and I had never heard of it. It comes from Great Britian and was written in the 1970s. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ann McNally
I have to use alchol wipe to clean the cover as it was very dirty. Not the dust but the real traces as the book has been used hundreund times.Published 7 months ago by nycmom
This is a great, easy to read and fun story for me to read to my 18 mth old. He really loves it.Published 7 months ago by Jackie Sproll