Mr Gumpy and all his animal friends go for a drive. But when it starts to rain and the car gets stuck in the mud, no one wants to get out and push.
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Mr. Gumpy, who charmed us in Mr. Gumpy's Outing, is ready for another day trip--this time in his lovely red car. Once again, a veritable menagerie clamors to be included, and that's fine with amiable Mr. Gumpy: "All right. But it will be a squash." The day progresses nicely--until a dark rain cloud moves in. When the inevitable happens--the car gets stuck--no one is willing to help push.
"Not me," said the goat. "I'm too old."
"Not me," said the calf. "I'm too young."
"Not me," said the cat. "It would ruin my fur."
And the excuses go on. Luckily, in Mr. Gumpy's life, there seems to be a happy ending to every day, and so there is to this day.
John Burningham has been creating one award-winning picture book after another for over three decades. This captivating book is no exception. Winner of several awards, including The New York Times Book Review Outstanding Children's Book of 1976, Mr. Gumpy's Motor Car will delight children of all ages for many decades to come. Uniquely appealing illustrations pair with soothing, yet exciting text to build a story young readers (and listeners) will return to time after time. (Ages 2 to 6) --Emilie CoulterAbout the Author:
John Burningham is one of the most prestigious and well-loved illustrators working in the children's book field today. Trained at the Central School of Art, his first picture book, Borka was published in 1963. He has won the Kate Greenaway Award twice for Borka and Mr Gumpy's Outing, and has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning 50 years.
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001968014
Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex library copy with usual stamps/stickers Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0007121732
Book Description London: Jonathan Cape, 1974. First reprint. HB. Pictorial boards, no dustjacket. Unpaginated large square quarto. With colour illustrations by Burningham throughout, many whole page, and some line drawings. Charming story about a ride in the country by Mr Gumpy and his friends. Generally clean covers and pages, cover edges rubbed with minor bumps and some fraying to spine ends. A Good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 26701
Book Description Jonathan Cape, 1974. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. ; Weight: 13oz; Size: 10.2" x 10.2" x 0.4". 1974 edition. No Jacket (if issued). Moderate rubbing on cover, spine ends and corners are bumped, otherwise clean, unmarked, tight. Bookseller Inventory # 17491