Mr. Gumpy's Outing

Mr. Gumpy's Outing

Book - 1990
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Mr. Gumpy's Outing is a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner and an American Library Association Notable Children's Book. In England, illustrator John Burningham, with Mr. Gumpy's Outing , became the first artist ever to win England's Kate Greenaway Medal twice.

Mr. Gumpy lives by a river. One sunny day he decides to take a ride in his small boat.

It is such a perfect idea, for such a perfect summer day, that he soon has company: first the children, then the rabbit, the cat, the dog, the pig, the sheep, the chickens, and still others until-- Mr. Gumpy's outing comes to an inevitable but not unhappy, conclusion.

"Come for a ride another day," says Mr. Gumpy at the book's end. And young readers will return again and again to this sprightly story with its clever, captivating illustrations that reflect the sunlit quality of a lazy summer afternoon.

An ALA Notable Children's Book
A New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book
A Child Study Association Children's Book of the Year
A Library of Congress Children's Book of the Year

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1990, c1970.
Edition: First Owlet edition
ISBN: 9780805038545
080503854X
9780805013153
0805013156
9780805007084
0805007083
Branch Call Number: j P BURNINGH 1990
Characteristics: [30] pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Alternative Title: Mister Gumpy's outing

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Julia_Lit_Teacher
Aug 10, 2016

This is a perfect book for young children. It's got animals, imaginative drawings, repetitiveness, and a little humor.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Mr. Gumpy takes a ride in his small boat on the river. What happens when the children, rabbit, cat, dog, and other animals decide to join him?

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

Kind Mr Gumpy agrees to take the children and some animals for a boat ride. Everything goes well for a little while, then chaos ensues in this classic children's picture book.

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rose_cordonnier
Aug 08, 2012

This is a wonderful book! I love reading it (probably best to read it in a British accent ;)) and my daughter loves hearing it.

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Red_Ladybug_109 Jun 28, 2013

Red_Ladybug_109 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

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