FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Mr. Gumpy accepts more and more riders on his boat, until the inevitable occurs.
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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 CoulterAbout the Author:
John Burningham is a highly acclaimed author and illustrator with numerous books to his credit. With Mr. Gumpy's Outing, he became the first artist ever to win England's prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal twice. He lives in England.
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001004847
Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001623547
Book Description Jonathan Cape, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0224619098
Book Description Jonathan Cape, London, 1970. Pictorial Library Binding. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dj. Author (illustrator). First UK Edition. Imaginative picture book about a man who wants to take a boat trip alone at first, then is joined by human & animal friends as he walks toward his small boat. At first, all goes well but the animals begin to annoy each other leading to the craft overturning in the river. Amusing color illustrations by the author. Cover has some soil & clear tape over the spine w/usual library markings. BURNINGHAM IS A KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER. OUT OF PRINT IN HARDCOVER. Bookseller Inventory # 16124
Book Description Jonathan Cape. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2749207017
Book Description Jonathan Cape, London, 1989. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Repr. Hardback: laminated colour pictorial boards, slight wear on spine tips and corners, illustrated in colour throughout by the author, page edges finger creased, vg. 4to, (28pp). Bookseller Inventory # 11D25