Saturday, 25 October 2014

You're a Bad Man Mr Gum by Andy Stanton, illustrated by David Tazzyman

This is the first in the Mr Gum series and my three elder boys have read all the others too. Mr Gum picks his nose a lot and hates children. He lives in a big, disgustingly messy house where the carpet is the colour of unhappiness and smells like a toilet. His favourite televison programme is called Bag of Sticks, which is exactly as it sounds. An image of a bag of sticks. (The Christmas edition is a bag of sticks with a dead robin beside it.) I'm probably not selling this very well, but this series is really very funny and my kids loves it. If a new one comes out, its impossible to get from the library as the series is so, so popular around here.

As you can see, there's a very manageable amount of text per page, and plenty of funny drawings. Great from ages seven to ten. Also, the audio versions are a treat (although I can only find them available second hand.) We listened to Mr Gum and The Goblins, read by the author, (who is also a stand up comedian) about twelve times.

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