Monday, April 26, 2010

Great Monday Give: Mr. Gumpy's Outing

A beautiful morning here in San Antonio, plus the boy is sleeping in which always makes the a.m. especially nice. As you know, today is the Great Monday Give, wherein I pluck a vintage (or reprint of a vintage) children's book from my own collection and share it with one lucky reader. This morning I have a sweet Weekly Reader hardcover edition of the John Burningham classic, Mr. Gumpy's Outing. Not sure why I've never reviewed this one before. It was one of the first library sale books I ever bought for my son. Regardless, it's a fine story, particularly if your child likes barnyard animals and to laugh. To be entered to win this tiny tale, simply comment on this post between now and 11:59 P.M. on Sunday night, May 2. A winner will be selected at random and announced the next day.

Speaking of which, the winner of the give from last week... a vintage hard copy of Petunia is..... john and catherine. Congrats and send me a note with your mailing info to webe(at)soon(dot)com. That's all for now.

29 comments:

Sarah @ Mum In Bloom said...

I love your blog and would love to have a copy of this great book. My son is truely "Mr. Grumpy" sometimes so this would be a great fit... mine is still sleeping too ;o)

Mikelle Smith said...

would love the opportunity to add this book to our collection

ans said...

Oh! We love barnyard animals here. Thanks for the chance!

ThyHandHathProvided said...

Looks like a very sweet book- thanks!

Catherine said...
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Angelica said...

Never read this, but it looks like quite the adventure. Thanks!

emma lewis said...

i absolutely loved this when i was younger! and had forgotten all about it until now. another of my burningham favourites is 'would you rather'

just lovely.

pambelina said...

I used to live just outside of San Antonio! Miss the weather now that we're out in the dry west. Thanks for your giveaways, by the way.

Tracysweetangl said...

Would love to win this nice book. Thanks for the chance.

Celeste said...

Sounds like one my kiddies would enjoy!

Antmusic said...

Ooooh, a hardcover we haven't seen or read before in our house (we love "Cannonball Simp" by John Burningham).
Sign me for this one, please because it sounds delightful!

mj said...

This is one I'd love to add to our children's library!

arm said...

Great title - I'd love to read this to my kiddos.
Thanks,
Ann

john & catherine said...

We've had this from the library many times, and love it! We also love his new book (2009) called It's a Secret.

Claire said...

grumpy critters? I can relate. I'm grumpy too!

Jeanette said...

We love books with barnyard animals.

vigilceo said...

LOL! Please don't pick me as I already have this one. I noticed that a couple of people wrote 'grumpy' instead of 'Gumpy'. The funny (and disturbing) thing is, when I bought this book I thought is said Grumpy as well ( which is which attracted me to it in the first place). Now here is the disturbing part; I read the entire book to my sons, somehow seeing that 'r' in there. It wasn't until the second time I read it that I noticed that it was
gumpy!!! How sad is that? Maybe having 2 boys under the age of three at the time caused me to have some sort of brain malfunction!

Robin

Scribbler said...

The funny thing is, I accidentally wrote it up as Mr. Grumpy originally. Thats how easy the mistake is.... and the character is actually pretty patient and not grumpy at all!

Ali said...

I love this book. My kids have read them from the library. Thanks for the chance

Winning Readings said...

Would love to OWN this book - we've borrowed it before!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/04/mr-gumpys-outing.html

Swati said...

Once again queuing up for your magnanimous giveaway!

Linda Kish said...

This would make a perfect gift..I always love to give books.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Abi said...

Oh, please include me in this book giveaway. Thanks. I love children's books

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Ariel S. Winter said...

The storyteller at our Barnes and Noble is a huge Burningham fan. Turns out Burningham is married to Helen Oxenbury. Talk about a kid lit power couple.

Ashley said...

Oh, such a cute book! Would love it for my kids!

reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

Bridget said...

I've never read this one, but would love to. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

bridgetwilson4765(at)gmail(dot)com

daysease said...

this looks like a sweet read. i would LOVE to add it to our collection... Thank you for the chance. Hope you are well...

debbie said...

It sounds like a nice book.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Susan said...

Oh, I totally missed the give which is fine, I have this book in our library collection (as in Public Library :) since I am a librarian) but I love it so - so glad you are featuring it. Burningham is just brilliant.

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