Mr. Gumpy's Outing

John Burningham; Illustrated by the Author

Square Fish

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It's a pleasant day, so Mr. Gumpy decides to go for a boat ride. Each barnyard animal begs to join him, and Mr. Gumpy agrees-as long as each behaves! Two children join the fun, and as soon as the boat is launched, everyone does exactly what Mr. Gumpy asked them not to do. The result? Splash! This tale fits right into the toddler's sense of humor.
 
Mr. Gumpy's Outing is the winner of the 1972 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture Books and a 1971 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

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"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. . . . The water appears so warmly inviting, and the tea they all share so satisfying, that the promise of the first glowing page is fulfilled. Burningham's sketchy yellow lines make the sun shine on his pages, and his animals--sometimes jaunty, more often appealingly hesitant--are his alone, unostentatiously distinctive. 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."--Booklist

"Mr. Grumpy's Outing is out of sight."--School Library Journal

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John Burningham; Illustrated by 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
John Burningham; Illustrated by the Author

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American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Parents' Choice Award Winner, Boston Globe - Horn Book Award, New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Books of the Year, Book Sense Children's Pick, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
March 1990
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805013153
ISBN10: 0805013156
Picture Book
9 5/8 x 10 inches, 32 pages, Includes color and black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 390LL
F&P Level A-Z: L

$7.99

Big Book

Big Book
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
April 1995
Big Book
ISBN: 9780805038545
ISBN10: 080503854X
18 x 18 inches, 32 pages, Includes color illustrations
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3 Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians


Lexile: 390LL
F&P Level A-Z: L
AR Quiz Number: 29237
AR Points: 0.5

$27.95

Board Book

Board Book
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
May 2001
Board Book
ISBN: 9780805066296
ISBN10: 0805066292
6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, 34 pages, Includes 16 full-color spreads
Age Range: 1 to 5
Grade Range: p to k Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians


Lexile: 390LL
F&P Level A-Z: L

$7.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
October 1971
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805007084
ISBN10: 0805007083
Picture Book
9 3/4 x 10 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$17.95
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