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. `Its 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 books all about him. And an angry fairy who lives in his bathtub. And Jake the dog, and a little girl called Polly. And theres heroes and sweets and adventures and EVERYTHING. Youre 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 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.