You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum! by Andy Stanton

You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum!

Written by Andy Stanton
Illustrated by David Tazzyman
Part of the Egmont Modern Classics Series

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Mr Gum may well be a ‘bad man’ but rest assured the author Mr Stanton is a ‘funny man’. There’s a wonderful sense of humour throughout. Fans of Roald Dahl will love it. This special edition comes with lots of stickers, a brand new bonus story and an exclusive introduction from the author.

Winner of the Blue Peter Prize 2007 'Most Fun Story with Pictures.' Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2007 and Joint winner of the Richard and Judy "Developing" 7+ category.

And a must for ALL Mr Gum fans - the Mr Gum Quiz book - FREE TO DOWNLOAD - and test your knowledge - click here (but it's pretty big so it might take short while!)


You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum! by Andy Stanton

This is the 10th anniversary and modern classic edition of the bestselling and award-winning, You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum 'It's time for action,' said Mr Gum to nobody in particular. 'Nasty action.' 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 there's heroes and sweets and adventures and everything. You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum! is the first book in the internationally best-selling series by Andy Stanton, which has won everything from the Blue Peter Book Award (twice) to the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Red House Children's Book Award. This edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of its first publication. Worryingly splendid. (Guardian). You can discover all the Mr Gum books: 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 Wat's for Dinner, Mr Gum? Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree Mr Gum and the Secret Hideout.


Worryingly splendid - Guardian

About the Author

Andy Stanton

Andy Stanton studied English at Oxford University but they kicked him out. He has since worked as a stand-up comedian, a film script reader, a cartoonist and an NHS lackey. His Mr Gum Books for Egmont have won widespread acclaim and numerous awards including the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2009, the Blue Peter Award and the Red House Award. He lives in North London.

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208 pages
Interest Age: From 6 to 11 years


Andy Stanton
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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

25th February 2016




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