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 Mr Gum Series

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Winner of the Blue Peter Prize 2007 'Most Fun Story with Pictures.'

Joint winner of the Richard and Judy "Developing" 7+ category.

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.

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!)

Synopsis

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

Mr Gum is a truly nasty old man. He's absolutely grimsters. But this book is not just about him. There is also a little girl called Polly, an evil butcher, heroes and sweets and stuff, and Jake the dog, who must be saved from terrible, terrible evil.

Reviews

'My kids are reading the Mr Gum books. SO GREAT' - Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 DJ, TV presenter, author and comedienne

'They're properly funny, those books' - India Knight, bestselling author of My Life on a Plate

'Andy Stanton accumulates silliness and jokes in an irresitible, laughter-inducing romp' - Sunday Times

'It provoked long and painful belly laughs from my daughter who is eight' - Daily Telegraph

'They are fantastic...they are brilliant books for adults to read as well... I fully recommend them' - Zoe Ball live on BBC Radio 2

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.

Click here to read a Q&A with the author from top children's publisher Egmont.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
192 pages
Interest Age: From 7 to 11 years

Author

Andy Stanton
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Publisher

Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

7th August 2006

ISBN

9781405274920

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