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Mr Gumpy's Motor Car Book and CD

Written by John Burningham

Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers

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Award-winning illustrator John Burningham’s classic adventure of a delightful day’s jaunt in a car. It is a beautiful summer’s day when Mr Gumpy decides to set off in his car. The children and all the animals want to join him. At first, even though it is a bit of a squash, everything goes brilliantly. But then, it begins to rain and the car stuck gets in the mud. How will they all get home safely? Luckily, they do. And everything ends happily. A book to enjoy again and again.

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Mr Gumpy's Motor Car Book and CD Synopsis

It's a lovely day and Mr Gumpy decides to go for a ride in his motor car. But everyone else wants to come too! As the motor car and its passengers make their way across the field, the rain begins...Mr Gumpy asks for volunteers to push the car, but everyone has an excuse, until it gets so bad that they all have to get out and help. Eventually, the sun shines once more as they drive across the bridge - and there's time for a swim on the way home.

A classic, highly acclaimed picture book from an acknowledged master of the genre - this is a joy to read aloud, to share, and now to listen to as well! The CD features a brilliant reading by Sylvester McCoy (the Seventh Doctor in Doctor Who) as well as original music and hilarious sound effects. Perfect for car journeys, as well as
being a useful aid to independent reading; there's a track with a sound for every page-turn so young readers can help to build their confidence.

Mr Gumpy's Motor Car Book and CD Press Reviews

Praise for Mr Gumpy's Outing:

'A story of real drama observed with gentle humour' - Julia Eccleshare, Guardian

'A wonderful story' - Julia Eccleshare, The Rough Guide to Picture Books

'...a wonderful building story with a delightfully predictable and reassuring ending.' - The Guardian

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ISBN: 9781849412858
Publication date: 02/06/2011
Publisher: Red Fox Picture Books an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849412858
Publication date: 2nd June 2011
Author: John Burningham
Publisher: Red Fox Picture Books an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers

About John Burningham

John Burningham (1936-2019) studied illustration and graphic design at the Central School of Art, graduating with distinction in 1959. Many illustration commissions followed including iconic posters for London Transport, before the publication of Borka: the Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers, John’s first book for children (Cape, 1963) which won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration and heralded the beginning of an extraordinary career. John Burningham has since written and illustrated over thirty picture books, that have been translated and distributed all over the world. These feature his classic and much loved children’s books including Chitty ...

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