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John Burningham Quotes

19 of the best book quotes from John Burningham
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“Careful where you’re throwing those stones. You might hit someone.”
John Burningham
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Come away from the water, Shirley
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Shirley's parents
character
warnings
throwing
stones
hitting
being careful
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“Good heavens! Just look at the time. We are going to be late if we don’t hurry.”
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“We are going to put our chairs up here.”
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“Of course it’s far too cold for swimming, Shirley.”
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“Don’t stroke the dog, Shirley, you don’t know where he’s been.”
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“Your father might have a game with you when he’s had a little rest.”
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“Mind you don’t get any of that filthy tar on your nice shoes.”
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“That’s the third and last time I’m asking you whether you want a drink, Shirley.”
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“You won’t bring any of that smelly seaweed home, will you, Shirley?”
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“Mr. Grumpy owned a boat and his house was by a river. ”
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“One day Mr. Grumpy went out in his boat. ‘May we come with you?’ said the children. ‘Yes,’ said Mr. Grumpy, ‘if you don’t squabble.’ ”
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″ ‘We’ll walk home across the fields,’ said Mr. Grumpy. ‘It’s time for tea.’ ”
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″ I’d like a ride,′ said the cat. ‘Very well,’ said Mr. Grumpy. ‘But you’re not to chase the rabbit.’ ”
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“The pig mucked about. The dog teased the cat. The cat chased the rabbit. The rabbit hopped. The children squabbled. The boat tipped…and into the water they fell.”
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″ ‘Can you make room for me?’ said the calf. ‘Yes, if you don’t trample about.’ ”
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“For a little while, they all went along happily but then…The goat kicked. The calf trampled. The chickens flapped. The sheep bleated.”
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″ ‘Have you a place for me?’ said the sheep. ‘Yes, but don’t keep bleating.’ ”
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″ ‘May I join you, Mr. Grumpy?’ said the goat. ‘Very well, but don’t kick.’ ”
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“Then Mr. Grumpy and the goat and the calf and the chickens and the sheep and the pig and the dog and the cat and the rabbit and the children all swam to the bank and climbed out to dry in the hot sun.”

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