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Andy Stanton - Author

About the Author

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.

Featured books by Andy Stanton

Mr Gum and the Goblins

Mr Gum and the Goblins

7+ readers

Author: Andy Stanton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/05/2011

Old roo-de-lally Mr Gum and the hideous Billy William the Third are once more mucking things up for everyone. Can the brave travellers (the wise old man Friday O'Leary and the small girl Polly) make it past the Three Impossible Challenges of Goblin Mountain and save the town from a fate worse than something very bad indeed?

Other books by Andy Stanton

You're a Bad Man, Mr. Gum!

You're a Bad Man, Mr. Gum!

Author: Andy Stanton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Completely hilarious ... kind of The League of Gentlemen for kids' Zoe Ball Shabba me whiskers! It's a bold new look for Mr Gum, the best-selling cult classic, ready for a new generation of nibbleheads. '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. Don't miss Mr Gum's other villainously brilliant adventures... 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 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. He is best known for the hilarious, bestselling and award-winning Mr Gum series and has also written picture books, including Danny McGee Drinks the Sea. Andy lives in North London and likes cartoons, books and music (even jazz). David Tazzyman studied illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University. As well as illustrating the Mr Gum series, he has illustrated many picture books Eleanor's Eyebrows, You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus, Michael Rosen's Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots and My Mum's Growing Down by Laura Dockrill. He lives in Leicester with his wife and three sons.

Going to the Volcano

Going to the Volcano

Author: Andy Stanton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

Buckle up and jump on board for the funniest, most EXPLOSIVE picture book of the year - you'll want to read it again and again-o! Join two intrepid explorers as they take a train-o, jump on a plane-o, ride a Great Dane-o (down the lane-o) on their way to look at the volcano. Nothing could possibly go wrong - could it?! A hilariously anarchic rhyming story from multi-award-winning author Andy Stanton. Andy has won a string of awards for his Mr Gum books, including the Red House Children's Book Award, the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book With Pictures (twice). Miguel Ordonez is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada, written by Jimmy Fallon, the Emmy and Grammy award-winning host of NBC's The Tonight Show.

When I Was a Child

When I Was a Child

Author: Andy Stanton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

This stunning book is a celebration of the special bond between a grandparent and child as they share the magic, joy and love in the world, both past and present. There is magic in everything. The world is a spinning star, No matter how old you are. When I Was a Child brings together two of the most exciting talents in children's books - Andy Stanton, the bestselling author of Mr Gum, and David Litchfield, the award-winning creator of The Bear and The Piano. 'Dazzles from cover to cover' Observer

When I Was a Child

When I Was a Child

Author: Andy Stanton Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

This stunning book is a celebration of the special bond between a grandparent and child as they share the magic, joy and love in the world, both past and present. There is magic in everything. The world is a spinning star, No matter how old you are. This book brings together two of the most exciting talents in children's books - Andy Stanton and David Litchfield. Andy Stanton is the bestselling author of Mr Gum and David Litchfield is the award-winning creator of The Bear and The Piano. 'Dazzles from cover to cover' Observer

What's for Dinner, Mr Gum?: Children's Audio Book Performed and Read by Andy Stanton (6 of 8 in the Mr Gum Series)

What's for Dinner, Mr Gum?: Children's Audio Book Performed and Read by Andy Stanton (6 of 8 in the Mr Gum Series)

Author: Andy Stanton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/09/2018

It's barking bonkers! The sixth sensational Mr Gum story, read by the author and with music and sound effects. A fantastic book for boys and girls aged 7-10 years old 'They're the funniest books ... I can't recommend them enough' Stephen Mangan 'They are brilliant' Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2 'It's hilarious, it's brilliant...Stanton's the Gov'nor, the Boss.' - Danny Baker, BBC Radio London Good evening. BANG! KA-BOOM! OUCH. Yes, Lamonic Bibber is at war and it's all because of Mr Gum and his nasty butcher pal, Billy William the Third. As the meat and grease whizz through the air, it's down to Polly and her friends to break up the fight. KA-POW! Can they do it in time? KA-SMASH! Will love save the day? KA-QUESTION! Who on earth is Thora Gruntwinkle? Listen to this book and you'll find out, you delightful little peanuts! What's for Dinner, Mr Gum? is the sixth in the internationally bestselling 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. The books have been translated into over 25 languages worldwide, and have sold over 4 million copies. Good evening. This is Andy Stanton, professional children's author and part-time marshmallow. Hey, do you like hearing 'Mr Gum' read out loud by a complete idiot? Well, then, you're in luck, because - for your entertainment, amusement and annoyance - every single word of these audio books is spoken by ME! And not only that, but these recordings are absolutely JAM-PACKED with silly voices, weird sound effects and utterly ridiculous songs (sorry about my singing, by the way, it's appalling). So there you have it - what are you waiting for? GET LISTENING, YOU NIBBLEHEADS!

Mr Gum and the Goblins: Children's Audio Book Performed and Read by Andy Stanton (3 of 8 in the Mr Gum Series)

Mr Gum and the Goblins: Children's Audio Book Performed and Read by Andy Stanton (3 of 8 in the Mr Gum Series)

Author: Andy Stanton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/09/2018

The third barking bonkers Mr Gum story, read by author Andy Stanton with music and sound effects. A fantastic book for boys and girls aged 7-10 years old 'It's hilarious, it's brilliant... Stanton's the Guv'nor. The Boss.' Danny Baker 'They're the funniest books ... I can't recommend them enough' Stephen Mangan 'They are brilliant' Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2 Good evening, brave listener. But are you brave enough to join Polly and Friday as they climb Goblin Mountain to battle the forces of evil? For be warned. This audiobook is full of swords and trolls and witches and a thing that looks like a gherkin. And somehow that old roo-de-lally Mr Gum is all mixed up in it too. Shabba me whiskers, it's a burpin' epic! Mr Gum and the Goblins is the third in the internationally bestselling 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.The books have been translated into over 25 languages worldwide, and have sold over 4 million copies. Good evening. This is Andy Stanton, professional children's author and part-time marshmallow. Hey, do you like hearing 'Mr Gum' read out loud by a complete idiot? Well, then, you're in luck, because - for your entertainment, amusement and annoyance - every single word of these audio books is spoken by ME! And not only that, but these recordings are absolutely JAM-PACKED with silly voices, weird sound effects and utterly ridiculous songs (sorry about my singing, by the way, it's appalling). So there you have it - what are you waiting for? GET LISTENING, YOU NIBBLEHEADS!

You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum!: Children's Audio Book Performed and Read by Andy Stanton (1 of 8 in the Mr Gum Series)

You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum!: Children's Audio Book Performed and Read by Andy Stanton (1 of 8 in the Mr Gum Series)

Author: Andy Stanton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/09/2018

Shabba me whiskers! It's that bestselling and award-winning first ever Mr Gum story, read by the author and with music and sound effects. A fantastic book for boys and girls aged 7-10 years old 'They're the funniest books ... I can't recommend them enough' Stephen Mangan 'They are brilliant' Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2 'It's hilarious, it's brilliant...Stanton's the Gov'nor, the Boss' Danny Baker, BBC Radio London 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. You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum! is the first in the internationally bestselling 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. The books have been translated into over 25 languages worldwide, and have sold over 4 million copies. Good evening. This is Andy Stanton, professional children's author and part-time marshmallow. Hey, do you like hearing 'Mr Gum' read out loud by a complete idiot? Well, then, you're in luck, because - for your entertainment, amusement and annoyance - every single word of these audio books is spoken by ME! And not only that, but these recordings are absolutely JAM-PACKED with silly voices, weird sound effects and utterly ridiculous songs (sorry about my singing, by the way, it's appalling). So there you have it - what are you waiting for? GET LISTENING, YOU NIBBLEHEADS!

Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire: Children's Audio Book Performed and Read by Andy Stanton (2 of 8 in the Mr Gum Series)

Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire: Children's Audio Book Performed and Read by Andy Stanton (2 of 8 in the Mr Gum Series)

Author: Andy Stanton Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/09/2018

Mr Gum is back and as nasty as ever in this second hilarious story, read by the author and with music and sound effects. A fantastic book for boys and girls aged 7-10 years old 'Wickedly entertaining' The Bookseller 'They're the funniest books ... I can't recommend them enough' Stephen Mangan 'They are brilliant' Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2 'It's hilarious, it's brilliant...Stanton's the Gov'nor, the Boss.' - Danny Baker, BBC Radio London Good evening. OK, this book's a bit hard to describe. There's this gingerbread man with electric muscles, see? And he's rich as a mushroom, right? And Mr Gum and Billy William are planning to get the cash, yeah? And it's up to Polly to save the day. And there's a funfair and hot dogs, and Friday O'Leary shouts out some crazy stuff, and... hey, that wasn't so hard to describe after all! See ya! Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire is the second in the internationally bestselling 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. The books have been translated into over 25 languages worldwide, and have sold over 4 million copies. Good evening. This is Andy Stanton, professional children's author and part-time marshmallow. Hey, do you like hearing 'Mr Gum' read out loud by a complete idiot? Well, then, you're in luck, because - for your entertainment, amusement and annoyance - every single word of these audio books is spoken by ME! And not only that, but these recordings are absolutely JAM-PACKED with silly voices, weird sound effects and utterly ridiculous songs (sorry about my singing, by the way, it's appalling). So there you have it - what are you waiting for? GET LISTENING, YOU NIBBLEHEADS!

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