Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear Award-winning by Andy Stanton (author)

Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear

Suitable for 7 - 11 years

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Horrible old Mr Gum is back with a hilarious tale for little nibbleheads! It’s a story for anyone who likes to read about hot-air balloons, mad sea captains, disgusting old villains and words like ‘wab!’, ‘tungler’ and ‘kelp’. Fifth in a bestselling series, this book’s got all of those things – and a lot more besides. Shamelessly zany and brimming with chuckles, it’ll fly off the bookshelf in a flash!

Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2008.

“Quirky, odd and deliciously funny” – Sophie Dahl

Product Details






Egmont Books Ltd

Date published

September 1st, 2008

Lexile measure


Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.6; Middle years; 2.0 points

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  • 232 pages




Andy Stanton

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What kids think

  1. Leahka99
    on 8 March 2014

    Thus book was a hit like a song I love it I think I would recommend this book to little awesome people read it if u dear I love the bear padlock and the little girl Polly they tried to get away from billy and mr gum

    5 out of 5
  2. roxyandruby101
    on 21 October 2013

    I have this book and recently used it for my school work. In it you will read about bears called Padlock, two terrifyingly villans, one little girl called Polly, a hot air balloon and Jonathan Ripples the fattest man in town! I would recommend these series of books for all ages.

    5 out of 5
  3. pawprint2
    on 8 March 2013


    5 out of 5
  4. ninjastickman
    on 5 March 2013

    Mr.Gum is a hilareous character! This time he’s got himself a dancing bear and he’s showing off to captain Brazil

    5 out of 5
  5. sweethart184
    on 2 March 2012

    a lovely book

  6. lids
    on 2 March 2012

    really good i loved it!!!!!

  7. Flissy22
    on 1 March 2012

    this one is quite sad because the bear is made to dance but it gets better, i would defiantly say read this book

  8. migit1
    on 7 November 2011

    i really like the mr gum books!

  9. magicial
    on 3 January 2010

    its a good book but its not my best book ever if i had to give it marks out of 1000 it will be 970/1000

  10. Quack
    on 13 November 2009

    This Book is really funny and Silly! I loved it! 4 stars