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Andy Stanton

  • 5 stars across 21 books
    Andy Stanton studied English at Oxford but they kicked him out. Before becoming a children's writer he was a film script reader, a market researcher, an NHS lackey, a part-time sparrow and a grape. He is best known for the hilarious, bestselling and award-winning Mr Gum series and has also written picture books, including Danny McGee Drinks the Sea. Andy lives in North London and likes cartoons, books and music (even jazz).

    David Tazzyman studied illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University. As well as illustrating the Mr Gum series, he has illustrated many picture books Eleanor's Eyebrows, You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus, Michael Rosen's Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots and My Mum's Growing Down by Laura Dockrill. He lives in Leicester with his wife and three sons.
    3rd July 2014

    You're a Bad Man Mr Gum!

    You're a Bad Man, Mr. Gum was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Shabba me whiskers! It's that bestselli... More

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    3rd November 2016

    Danny McGee Drinks the Sea

    A hilariously anarchic tale from the inimitable Andy Stanton, author of Mr Gum, and much loved illustrator Neal Layton.C... More

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    31st May 2018

    Natboff! One Million Years of Stupidity

    WELL, DIP ME IN HISTORY AND CALL ME A TIME TRAVELLER! It's the brand new book from the author of the award-winning and b... More

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    3rd July 2014

    Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree

    Shabba me whiskers! It's one of those Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton. They're only the craziest, funnest most amazing book... More

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    3rd July 2014

    Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire

    Shabba me whiskers! It's one of those Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton. They're only the craziest, funnest most amazing book... More

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    1st July 2014

    Mr. Gum and the Goblins

    Shabba me whiskers! It's one of those Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton. They're only the craziest, funnest most amazing book... More

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    3rd July 2014

    Mr Gum and the Secret Hideout

    Shabba me whiskers! It's one of those Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton. They're only the craziest, funnest most amazing book... More

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    5th October 2009

    What's for Dinner, Mr Gum?

    Shabba me whiskers! It's one of those Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton. They're only the craziest, funnest most amazing book... More

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    3rd July 2014

    Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear

    Shabba me whiskers! It's one of those Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton. They're only the craziest, funnest most amazing book... More

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    6th June 2014

    Mr Gum and the Power Crystals

    Shabba me whiskers! It's one of those Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton. They're only the craziest, funnest most amazing book... More

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    2nd February 2012

    Here Comes The Poo Bus

    All aboard, all aboard! But beware, this isn't any ordinary bus. Oh no. Uncle Toad may seem a friend as he collects the ... More

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    1st September 2011

    Mr Gum

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    25th June 2014

    The Story Of Matthew Buzzington

    Hilarious story with trademark Stanton-esque nonsense. Matthew Buzzington has a superpower - he can turn into a fly! I... More

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    1st March 2014

    Sterling and the Canary

    Hilarious comedy with canary sound effects from the top selling author of the Mr Gum books. Sterling Thaxton is in love.... More

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    12th June 2018

    Going to the Volcano

    Join two intrepid explorers on the perfect day out - visiting a volcano! A brilliantly funny rhyming story from mult... More

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    1st October 2011

    Mr Gum in 'the Hound of Lamonic Bibber' Mini Big Bumper Book

    Shabba me whiskers! It's one of those Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton. They're only the craziest, funnest most amazing book... More

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    4th October 2018

    When I Was a Child

    This stunning book is a celebration of the special bond between a grandparent and child as they share the magic, jo... More

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    27th June 2019

    The Paninis of Pompeii

    The first in a brand new series from the fevered imagination of the award-winning, bestselling author of MR GUM. Welco... More

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