Mr. Gumpy's Outing

Mr. Gumpy's Outing

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by John Burningham
     
 

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At last, a board book edition of this beloved preschool story.

One sunny day Mr. Gumpy decides to take a ride in his small boat. It’s a perfect idea for a lovely summer day, and soon he is joined by children, a rabbit, a cat, a pig, and a host of other friends. But when the goat kicks, the chickens flap, the dog teases the cat and the children squabble

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Overview

At last, a board book edition of this beloved preschool story.

One sunny day Mr. Gumpy decides to take a ride in his small boat. It’s a perfect idea for a lovely summer day, and soon he is joined by children, a rabbit, a cat, a pig, and a host of other friends. But when the goat kicks, the chickens flap, the dog teases the cat and the children squabble — the boat tips into the water and everyone tumbles out. No one minds getting wet on such a nice day, though, especially since Mr. Gumpy invites everyone to his house for tea.

A colorful new design and sturdy board book format bring this beloved classic to a whole new audience of children.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
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. (Mar.)
Children's Literature
Mr. Gumpy owns a boat and has a house by the river. As he goes out in his boat one day, two children ask if they can join him. He agrees, on the condition that they won't squabble. The children are followed by a rabbit, a cat, a dog, a pig, a sheep, chickens, a calf and a goat. Mr. Gumpy sets conditions for them as well. For a while all is fine, but then the goat kicks, setting off a chain of events that sends everyone into the water. The brief and simple text holds delights for the ear with such words as "squabble," "tramp," and the wonderful admonition to the pig, "Don't muck about." The left-page, black-line illustration shows Mr. Gumpy in his boat with the addition of his new passengers at each turn of the page. The right-page illustration is in color and presents a large-size picture of the children and the animals as each asks to come along. This winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book is a solid choice for the board book format. Toddlers will delight in the words and pictures and the satisfying ending of everyone sitting down to tea. 2001, Henry Holt, $6.95. Ages 1 to 5. Reviewer: Sharon Salluzzo
From the Publisher

“Mr. Gumpy's little scow becomes a miniature ark when he takes two children and one each of the various domestic animals for a ride....Mr. Gumpy has bumbling charm, and his outing is an unqualified pleasure.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A real charmer of a picture book for the very young.” —ALA Booklist

Mr. Gumpy's Outing is out of sight.” —School Library Journal's "Best of the Best, 1966-1978"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805013153
Publisher:
Square Fish
Publication date:
03/15/1990
Series:
Picture Puffin Books Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
245,180
Product dimensions:
7.89(w) x 9.97(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile:
390L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet 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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Mr. Gumpy's Outing 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of our all time favorites. My son loved it as a toddler and now my daughter requests it for nap-time and bedtime. Both of my children wanted it read so often that they memorized it and recited it before being able to read themselves (2 year olds).
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Plus: I like to see the boat tipped. It was funny. Minus: It did not have a lot of full stops. Interesting: Too many animal in the boat, I didn't see the boat tipped until they all get a lot of noise.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think the pictures are funny and the words are intersting. The book is too easy and short. I like easy chapter books and in SSIS we are fabulous readers. I think the endings and settings are the same as 'Mr Gumpy's Motor Car'. The animals in 'Mr Gumpy's Outing' don't listen to him as well as the children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Plus:I like this book beacause it very interesting and took me many thing in John Birmunham book! Minus:I dont like this book beacause the word are big and in and is the same back {ground} intersting:
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book over and over and over to myself as a child. BY FAR it is the coolest children's book of all time. GUMPY is the MAN!