You're A Bad Man, Mr Gum!

You're A Bad Man, Mr Gum!

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Shabba me whiskers! It's that bestselling and award-winning first ever Mr Gum book by Andy Stanton. The Mr Gum books are only the craziest, funniest most best books for children in the whole wide world.

Good evening. Mr Gum is a complete horror who hates children, animals, fun and corn on the cob. This book's all about him. And an angry fairy who lives in his bathtub. And Jake the dog, and a little girl called Polly and an evil, stinky butcher all covered in guts. And there's heroes and sweets and adventures and EVERYTHING.

Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl and David Walliams.

Have you collected all the well brilliant Mr Gum series?

You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum

Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire

Mr Gum and the Goblins

Mr Gum and the Power Crystals

Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear

What's for Dinner, Mr Gum?

Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree

Mr Gum and the Secret Hideout

Praise for Mr Gum:

'Smooky palooki! This book is well brilliant!' - Jeremy Strong

'Worryingly splendid' - Guardian NOT FOR BORERS!

Andy Stanton studied English at Oxford but they kicked him out. Before becoming a children's writer he was a film script reader, a market researcher, an NHS lackey, a part-time sparrow and a grape. Today he is best-known for the hilarious and much-loved Mr Gum books, which are published in 34 countries worldwide in over 30 languages. The series has won numerous awards, including the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Red House Children's Book Award and two Blue Peter Book Awards.

Publisher: London : Egmont, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781405274920
Branch Call Number: j F STANTON
Characteristics: 159 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tazzyman, David - Illustrator
Alternative Title: You are a bad man, Mr Gum!


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vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

For ages 9-12. With a nasty old man, an angry fairy who lives in his bathtub, a huge dog, a brave-hearted girl, and an evil, stinky butcher, we have weirdoes, wackos and adventures, among other things.

Jun 15, 2013

It is a really good book. The truth is a lemon meringue! By Chris aged 6

debwalker Jul 25, 2011

Story time with Kate Winslet: Actress thrills children at Cornwall festival with a surprise book reading

"She has two young children of her own so Kate Winslet knows all about the joys of story time.

So yesterday she took time out of her busy schedule to read to children at a literary festival.

Wearing a pair of black shorts and wellingtons, the Oscar-winning actress chose the storybook ‘Mr Gum’ to delight a group of young children at the Port Eliot Festival in St Germans, Cornwall."

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