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


Mr Gum and the Power Crystals Can it really be true that there's an ancient curse on the town of Lamonic Bibber? And you guessed it, that old roo-de-lally Mr Gum and his trusty sidekick Billy William the Third have something to do with it. But . . . our favourite heroes Polly and Friday and the gingerbread biscuit Alan Taylor (only 15.24 cm tall) are determined to save the town (sigh of relief).


Hang on to your heads and prepare to chuckle like a chipmunk as you're whisked to the land of talking dogs, silly songs, Old Granny, and the best chase scene you've ever seen.


Mr Gum and the Power Crystals is the fourth book in the internationally best-selling series by Andy Stanton, which has won everything from the Blue Peter Book Award (twice) the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Red House Children's Book Award.


Praise for Mr Gum:


`Smooky palooki! This book is well brilliant!' - Jeremy Strong


`Worryingly splendid' - Guardian NOT FOR BORERS!


You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title.

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This is Book 4 in the Mr Gum Series. See all Mr Gum books here.

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22nd June '18
I read it to Piglet aged 6 aged 6
Mr Gum and the Power Crystals 9781405274951
5 stars
Reading this book was a bit of mix of emotions as it is the last of Mr Gum books to read with my son. He has massively enjoyed them all and giggles all the way through. However, I have been informed that we can just read them all again, so my son is not too downhearted about finishing the series!

As with other Mr Gum books, this features familiar characters Polly (the young plucky girl who is the heroine of the stories), Alan Taylor the gingerbread man with electric muscles, Spirit of the Rainbow and of course, Mr Gum himself. In this book we also get to meet Old Granny, in this mysterious tale of the power crystals, their connection to a windmill and Pollys attempts to save her village, Lamonic Bibber. It really is a crazy tale that is full of quirky language, and a plot that defies normal story telling conventions. Definitely a read for those who enjoy funny phrases and unusual plot twists. My son has truly loved all of these tales, and we will now console ourselves with having read them all by picking up some Roald Dahl and David Walliams books and working our way through those. 
3rd December '14
Read to a child aged 8
Mr Gum and the Power Crystals 9781405274951
5 stars
I liked it because nine chapters were the same except instead of saying oh marzipan one chapter said oh low fat yoghurt
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About Andy Stanton

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 liv...

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About David Tazzyman

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David Tazzyman is an illustrator of many children's books including the popular Mr Gum series and Agatha Parrot series. His...

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