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Mr. Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham
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May 15, 2012

really liked it

This was a childhood favourite of mine and I think it's an excellent book to use in an EYFS setting. Mr Gumpy goes on an outing along the river and picks up various animals on his way that all make noises and move about on the boat which causes it to turn over. There are some really nice illustrations which could be uploaded onto the IWB to assist with the story telling. I observed an EYFS assembly based on this book which the children acted out and displayed their knowledge and understanding of the different noises and actions the various animals do. They even made up their own song relating to Mr.Gumpy! I think this book would be useful for teaching number orders to young children also as you could allocate a number to each animal and get them to line up in order as you tell the story.
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