The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum!
Mr Gum is an extremely nasty man who hates everyone and lives in a disgusting tip of a house.
His garden, though, is immaculate and beautiful. And this is because if he lets it get out of control, an angry fairy who lives in his bathtub comes and whacks him over the head with a frying pan.
So when Jake the dog, a bouncy, friendly animal beloved of the whole town, decides that this garden is the perfect place to play in, Mr Gum isn't best pleased!
This story, the first in a series, is utterly surreal, completely daft and extremely funny. A fresh and hilarious read by a new author.