Mr Gumpy's Outing

By John Burningham


One day Mr Gumpy decides to take a trip along the river in his boat - the only thing is that everyone else wants to come to! Soon the boat is full of children, animals and of course Mr Gumpy too. Everyone's having a lovely time. But then the boat begins to rock ...What do you think is about to happen?

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Author Biography

John Burningham is one of the most prestigious and well-loved illustrators working in the children's book field today. Trained at the Central School of Art, his first picture book, Borka was published in 1963. He has won the Kate Greenaway Award twice for Borka and Mr Gumpy's Outing, and has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning over 45 years.