Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear

(3 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Egmont


Mr Gum is a very nasty man. He is mean, cruel, smelly and ruthless and has a dastardly plan to make money out of Padlock the bear.

Padlock the bear is as tall as 40 hamsters and weighs as much as 19,000 grapes. He is also sad and ill because he is homesick for the Kingdom of the Beasts.

His little friend Polly decides she must somehow get Padlock home before he dies of a broken heart. But is Polly's resourcefulness any match for Mr Gum's wickedness?

This fifth book about the thoroughly unpleasant Mr Gum has a ludicrous plot, bizarre characters and explores language and humour in ways as yet undiscovered by other authors.

Ideal for newly fluent readers, with well-spaced text and pen and ink illustrations.

Winner of the 2008 Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

Share this page with your friends

More books like this

Mr Gum and the Goblins

Author: Andy Stanton Illustrator: David Tazzyman

The third in Stanton's wickedly surreal series about the dastardly (and disgusting) Mr Gum - smelly, anarchic, entertaining, over-the-top and outrageous.

Read more about Mr Gum and the Goblins

What's For Dinner, Mr Gum?

Author: Andy Stanton Illustrator: David Tazzyman

The Battle of Lamonic Bibber begins when Friday O'Leary, Polly and Alan Taylor depart for a little seaside time...

Read more about What's For Dinner, Mr Gum?