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Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear Award-winning

by Andy Stanton (author)

Suitable for 7 - 11 years

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Paperback, Jul 2014 £6.99
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Product description

Horrible Mr Gum is back with another terrible tale for all you nibbleheads! “Good evening. Do you like bears called Padlock? Course you do. Do you like hot-air balloons? Course you do. Do you like tall sailing ships with mad sea captains, and horrifying old villains and words like ‘wab!’, ‘tungler’ and ‘kelp’? COURSE you do! Well, guess what, you lucky little nibbleheads? This book’s got all of those things – and a lot more besides!” Shabba me whiskers! It’s a chuckle bonanza!

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

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.6; Middle years; 2.0 points

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  • 232 pages



Andy Stanton

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  1. Fairy thumb 11

    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

    5out of 5
  2. Goldie 113308

    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.

    5out of 5
  3. Avatar bat 761713

    on 8 March 2013


    5out of 5
  4. Avatar bat 761713

    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

    5out of 5
  5. Evie 113313

    on 2 March 2012

    a lovely book

  6. Avatar cat 761729

    on 2 March 2012

    really good i loved it!!!!!

  7. Ef castle thumb 2

    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. Petula 113689

    on 7 November 2011

    i really like the mr gum books!

  9. Fairy thumb 11

    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. Clarice thumb 136

    on 13 November 2009

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