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One fine morning Mr. Gumpy decides it's a perfect day for an outing in his little boat. Apparently, plenty of others think so, too. First some children ask to join him, then a rabbit, a cat, a dog, a pig, a sheep... Soon, Mr. Gumpy's boat is precariously full, and there's nowhere for anyone else to go--but overboard! This mild mariner takes everything in stride, though, and his guests are soon bellying up to a nice tea.
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.
Despite Mr. Gumpy's warnings to the multitudinous animals and children on his barge, the outing turns soggy when the boat capsizes. Ages 2-6.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I read this book to my kids 35 years ago and loved it. Now this book is for my granddaughter. Best illustrations ever! Great story with fun words, too.Published 2 months ago by La Delle Willett Stattin
the children at the school love it! I enjoy reading it all the timePublished 4 months ago by Starchild Of Alpha
The book is in great condition. Thank you!
It's such a cute read...
A delightful book, loved by both boys and girls. Excellent for reading to very young children. Board book is the best.Published 7 months 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 11 months ago by Sonia Ansari