This book made me laugh out loud It is the incredibly funny story of the complete horror Mr Gum, who has two bloodshot eyes that stared out at you like an octopus curled up in a bad cave , who has a filthy house but a lovely garden He s not a keen gardener, but is whacked with a frying pan by the fairy who lives in his bathtub if it gets untidy A lovely big dog Jake, who is as friendly as toast takes a liking for rolling around in Mr Gum s garden and leaving him presents on the grass, so Mr Gum comes up with an evil plan to get rid of Jake Luckily, a little girl named Polly overhears himThe inventive use of language would make this a great read aloud book The crazy illustrations and use of typefaces would attract reluctant upper KS2 readers I loved it, and recommend it and other Mr Gum books particularly to Roald Dahl fans. . Hyv Iltaa, Te Onnekkaat Pikku Pallerot Saammeko Esitell Ihan Hirve N Tyypin Herra GumminH N Vihaa Lapsia, P Rr Isi Pikku El Imi , Hauskanpitoa Ja Hattaraa T Ss Kirjassa Kerrotaan H Nest , Ja Yhdest Tosivihaisesta Keijusta, Joka Asuu Herra Gummin Kylpyammeessa Kirjassa Kerrotaan My S J Ttikokoisesta Koirasta Nimelt Jaska Ja Pahasta, Super Ll St Ja Haisevasta Teurastajahemmosta, Joka On Ylt P Lt Roiskeissa Ja On T Ss Kirjassa My S Sankareita Ja Karkkia Ja Seikkailuita Ja Oikeastaan KAIKKEA MAHDOLLISTA Kivaa Kirjav Litys Herra Gummin puutarha on eritt in kukkaisa ja puutarhainen, toisin kuin talo, joka on ll tt v haiseva l v Syyn on kylpymmeen viem riaukossa asuva raivokas keiju, joka hakkaa herra Gummin, jos h n ei koko ajan raada puutarhassa T m kirja ilahdutti minua aidosti Se on lyt n Siin ei ole j rke Niin kuin el m ss yleens k n Pahat ovat pahoja Hyv t ovat kuin sateenkaaren alla olevia hohtavia hedelm makeisille tuoksuvia yksisarvisia Ja Jaakko koira, joka tulee ja sotkee Gummin puutarhan on koiruli Suosittelen t t ihmisille, joilla on aistit ja kyky lukea kirjoitettua teksti. Absurd just plain fun We re listening to the author narrate it on audiobook and we all from ages 2 to 35 cracked up when he started singing the song about the chocolate you deserve I was delighted to see it is one of a series because we are going to keep laughing for awhile It s hard to find an audiobook that has such wide ranging appeal for our whole family.Reminds me of Roald Dahl for having a bit of a dark sense of humor and offering up caricatures as if they were plausible people Reminds me especially of Sarah Courtauld s The Perilous Princess Plot which cracked up both my daughter and I when we read it because it trusts the reader to pick up on subtle jokes Also takes me back to the years where I waited for new Jon Sciezka Lane Smith books to come out and tried to read all of Louis Sachar s Sideways Stories from Wayside School series. Ehk parasta, mit mulle on tapahtunut sitten viime torstain jolloin k vi niin ett kun tulin kotiin niin huomasin ett joku oli tuonut sinne laatikollisen idin suklaapalleroita. You re a Bad Man, Mr Gum is one of the funniest books I ve read The first time I read it I was reading it to myself, but I did read my mom the really funny bits So inevitably I ended up reading it all to her In my opinion, it s funnier than The Twits Don t get me wrong I LOVE Roald Dahl, it s just that the Twits are the crazy ones and the rest of the world is fairly normal in respect to there are not little girls called Peter and the Twits don t have to keep their garden tidy or an angry fairy will appear in their bathtub and start wacking them with a frying pan Every single sentence in this book is funny Mr Gum is so absolutely disgusting that you can t help but love him But it s not all Mr Gum being disgusting There are lots of good characters like Jake that massive whopper of a dog, and Friday O Leary, and Mrs Lovely, and who can forget about Jammy Grammy Lammy F Huppa F Huppa Berlin Stereo Eo Eo Lebb C Yepp Nermonica Le Straypek De Grespin De Crespin De Spespin De Vespin De Whoop De Loop De Brunkle Merry Christmas Lenoir If you re her friend you can just call her Polly, but if you re not her friend you ll have to say Jammy Grammy Lammy F Huppa F Huppa Berlin Stereo Eo Eo Lebb C Yepp Nermonica Le Straypek De Grespin De Crespin De Spespin De Vespin De Whoop De Loop De Brunkle Merry Christmas Lenoir every time you read the name Polly If you like complete insanity or you just have a sense of humor, you will love this book Anyone from 3 to 100 can enjoy this book Happy reading Even though this is a book designed for 8 or 9 year olds I found myself laughing out loud all the way through at the glorious language employed Definitely in the vein of Roald Dahl or other absurdists like Spike Milligan this is the first in a series of books about the antics and misadventures of an ageing misanthrope known only as Mr Gum He s the sort of larger than life character that children will love and if read aloud to the class you ll have trouble controlling them afterwards He is described as lazy, dirty, fierce, violent and generally repugnant He spends most of the time in his decrepit house only leaving to maintain his garden This is monitored by a fairy with a frying pan who assualts Mr Gum if he is found lacking.This particular outing concerns a large dog damaging Mr Gum s garden and his decision to poison it In this he is thwarted by a little girl called Polly and a very kind if a bit weird old man called Friday O Leary Brilliant stuff. I haven t genuinely laughed at a book, like I did with this one in a long time It was completely absurd and completely fun My kids loved it too and are now walking around exclaiming The truth is a lemon meringue and calling each other meddling chowder faces both of which will make sense once you read the bookactually they wont make any sense but will be funny and make you also want to say them I highly recommend the audio as it s worth it to hear the author read the secret bonus story at the end as well as the glossary His accent makes all the difference Well, that was ridiculous.
Andy Stanton lives in North London He studied English at Oxford but they kicked him out He has been a film script reader, a cartoonist, an NHS lackey and lots of other things He has many interests, but best of all he likes cartoons, books and music even jazz.One day he d like to live in New York or Berlin or one of those places because he s got fantasies of bohemia His favourite expression i
- 169 pages
- You're a Bad Man, Mr. Gum!
- Andy Stanton
- 26 January 2018 Andy Stanton