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.
A delightful book, loved by both boys and girls. Excellent for reading to very young children. Board book is the best.Published 1 month ago by kitty
This simple, sweet book is a favorite at our house! Mr. Gumpy lives in a house by the river. One day he decides to go out in his boat. Two children ask if they can come along. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sonia Ansari
This is a great book! My kids loved it and now I've given it to my grandkids!Published 8 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 9 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 11 months ago by Donna Bryant