- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Picture Lions; New edition edition (12 May 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0006621481
- ISBN-13: 978-0006621485
- Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 15.7 x 1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,681,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Shopping Basket (Picture Lions) Paperback – 12 May 1983
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John Burningham has since written and illustrated over thirty picture books, that have been translated and distributed all over the world. These feature his classic and much loved children's books including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, by Ian Fleming (Jonathan Cape, 1964); Mr Gumpy's Outing (Jonathan Cape, 1970) also awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal; Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (Jonathan Cape, 1972); The Shopping Basket (Random House, 1980); The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (Penguin/Puffin, 1983); Granpa (Jonathan Cape, 1984) later made into an animated film and Oi! Get off our Train (Jonathan Cape, 1989) and various books for adults England (Jonathan Cape, 1992); France (Jonathan Cape, 1998); The Time of Your Life (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2002) and When We Were Young (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2004).
Tug of War was republished in 2012, and a special edition of Borka, celebrating 50 years in print, was published in June 2013. Picnic appeared in the autumn of 2013 and The Way to the Zoo was published in the UK in 2014. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is celebrating its 50th year in print with a limited edition in hardback to be published in 2015.
John is married to the illustrator, Helen Oxenbury. They have three children, three grandchildren and a dog named Miles. They live in London.
"A classic story" (Nursery World)
"One of the best writers in the business" (Financial Times)
"The language of children is Burningham's" (TES) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Tea-time is looming, and Steven is sent out to the corner shop. Along the way he meets several shady characters who are only too willing to lighten Steven's basket by helping themselves to his shopping! Only by his quick wits can Steven outsmart the bullies and save his tea. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Steven is asked to run a simple errand by his mother. It invloves a trip to the local corner shop but on the way home... Steven meets a rich and varied range of animals demanding his shopping with menaces. After cunningly dealing with each animal in turn, he arrives home, but where his efforts appreciated?
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Brought back fond memories. A great book to introduce to those in their early years!Published 9 months ago by vicky
A much-loved children's book. It was my daughter's favourite when she was 3, and with my wife being a childminder, I've often read it to her children and they all love it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Macclad2010
I bought this book for my 3-year-old, who for her age has been well exposed to a wide variety of story books and appreciates intricate story-lines very much. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Maureen