Tuesday, January 6

bookshelf -mr gumpy's outing

Mr. Gumpy's Outing takes our title character and the local pig, goat, cow, boy, girl, and a few others out on the river. But don't squabble... Ends with, what else, a tea party. A real English gentleman. I know someone's dad in Kent who I swear IS this guy... The author/illustrator John Burningham also drew the illustrations for Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. If you see the other installment, Mr. Gumpy's Motor Car you spot it right away. The boy loves these. (Chitty the book was a bit fast for him... different from the movie. Kids get kidnapped in France etc..)