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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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

Bigger, badder and more bonkers than ever before. This is a fantastic new gift edition of the first book in Andy Stanton's stupendous, all-conquering Mr Gum series. 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.


'Smooky palooki! This book is well brilliant! Andy Stanton is far too clever and funny and should be locked away in a very dark place that nobody can find.'

'Worryingly splendid'

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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224 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

1st October 2012




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