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  • 5 stars across 10 books
    John Burningham was born in 1936. He studied illustration at the Central School of Art. His first children's book, Borka, was published in 1963, and it was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal as the best illustrated book of the year. John Burningham collaborated with Ian Fleming on Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, designing the model of the famous car. John Burningham lives in London with his wife Helen Oxenbury, also a well-known author and illustrator. Born on 27th April 1936, sadly John passed away, aged 82 on 4th January 2019.
    2nd April 2015

    The Way to the Zoo

    In this classic child's fantasy featuring John Burningham's delightfully expressive artwork, an unlocked door leads ... More

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    2nd August 2018

    More Would You Rather

    Would you rather have breakfast with bears, lunch with a lion or dinner with ducks? Would you like to fly with the ... More

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    13th September 2010

    Mouse House

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    5th September 2019

    Mr Gumpy's Rhino

    Mr Gumpy is off on an adventure! This time he's rescuing a rhino who's lost its parents... But growing rhinos needs lo... More

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    6th September 2010

    It's a Secret!

    Join Marie Elaine on a thrilling rooftop journey that takes her to a most unusual party! One night Marie Elaine... More

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    1st November 2004

    Harvey Slumfenburger's Christmas Present

    When it comes to delivering the last present in his sack, no journey is too far for Father Christmas! A charming sea... More

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    1st January 1999

    Little Book 6 - The Rabbit

    A toddler loves his pet rabbit which lives in a hutch in the garden. He feeds the rabbit with dandilion leaves but the c... More

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    1st August 1996

    Little Book 8 - The School

    One small child has a very busy day at school. He reads stories, practises his handwriting, paints pictures, sings songs... More

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    1st January 1999

    Little Book 7 - The Cupboard

    There's a very exciting cupboard in the kitchen; full of pots, saucepans and bowls all neatly tidied away. It's fun to t... More

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    1st January 1999

    The Snow

    A toddler has a fun-packed day playing in the snow. He sledges down hills and makes snowballs and a snowman. After a whi... More

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