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You're A Bad Man, Mr Gum!

Written by Andy Stanton

Illustrated by David Tazzyman

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LoveReading View on You're A Bad Man, Mr Gum!

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

Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2007.

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

What the judges’ said:
‘an illogical, surreal romp with some great one-liners and the kind of book that will make readers out of children that never knew they wanted to read’

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!)

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You're A Bad Man, Mr Gum! Synopsis

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.

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781405281768
Publication date: 25/02/2016
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781405265393
Publication date: 01/10/2012
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781405274920
Publication date: 07/08/2006
Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405274920
Publication date: 7th August 2006
Author: Andy Stanton
Illustrator: David Tazzyman
Publisher: Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

About 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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