MR. GUMPY'S MOTOR CAR by John Burningham

MR. GUMPY'S MOTOR CAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The second outing of our friend Mr. Gumpy (see KR, 1971) begins when the same company of two children and assorted farm animals piles into his red roadster, nearly breaks into a melee because everyone has a reason why he can't help push the car after it gets stuck in the mud, and ends amicably, as before, with a cooling swim. If the day's events are a virtual rerun the mood is fresh and expectant; with Gumpy's mild-faced companions, the portentous scratchboard landscapes and, especially, the sprucely cross-hatched motor car all offering plenty of inducement to go along for the ride.
Pub Date: April 14th, 1976
ISBN: 069000799X
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: T.Y. Crowell
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1976




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