Author(s): John Burningham
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.
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"""
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.