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Mr. Gumpy lives by a river. One sunny day he decides to take a ride in his small boat.
It is such a perfect idea, for such a perfect summer day, that he soon has company: first the children, then the rabbit, the cat, the dog, the pig, the sheep, the chickens, and still others until-- Mr. Gumpy's outing comes to an inevitable but not unhappy, conclusion.
With Mr. Gumpy's Outing, John Burningham became the first artist ever to win England's Kate Greenaway Medal twice. In America, the book was a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner and an American Library Association Notable Children's Book of 1971.
"Come for a ride another day," says Mr. Gumpy at the book's end. And young readers will return again and again to this sprightly story with its clever, captivating illustrations that reflect the sunlit quality of a lazy summer afternoon.
Winner of the 1972 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture BooksAn ALA Notable Children's BookWinner of the Kate Greenaway MedalA 1971 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's BookA Child Study Association Children's Book of the YearA Library of Congress Children's Book of the Year
This humorous story about two sparring dinosaurs who resolve their differences won theKate Greenaway Medal
Long Neck the dinosaur lives alone in the forest. Apart from the birds and other small animals, Long Neck seems to have the whole world to himself. But then his peace is shattered by the arrival of a huge new dinosaur called Thunder Foot. Can they overcome their fear and suspicion of each other and become friends?