Mr Gum and the Power Crystals
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.