Author(s): John Burningham
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 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.
The original and best rollicking river boat adventure from award-winning John Burningham
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John Burningham was one of the most prestigious and well-loved illustrators working in the children's book field. Trained at the Central School of Art, his first picture book, Borka was published in 1963. He won the Kate Greenaway Award twice for Borka and Mr Gumpy's Outing, and enjoyed a distinguished career spanning over 45 years. He died in January 2019.