Completely hilarious . . . kind of The League of Gentlemen for kids Zoe Ball Shabba me whiskers! Its a bold new look for Mr Gum, the best-selling cult classic, ready for a new generation of nibbleheads. Good evening. Do you like bears called Padlock? Course you do. Do you like hot-air balloons? Course you do. Do you like tall sailing ships with mad sea captains, and horrifying old villains and words like `wab!, `tungler and `kelp? COURSE you do! Well, guess what, THE TRUTH IS A LEMON MERINGUE. Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear is the fifth 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 Childrens Book Award. Dont miss Mr Gums other villainously brilliant adventures… Youre 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 Whats 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 childrens 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 Eleanors Eyebrows, You Cant Take an Elephant on the Bus, Michael Rosens Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots and My Mums Growing Down by Laura Dockrill. He lives in Leicester with his wife and three sons.