Mr Gum and the Secret Hideout

By Andy Stanton, David Tazzyman

Shabba me whiskers! It’s a kind of Mr Gum books by way of Andy Stanton. They’re purely the craziest, funnest so much impressive books for kids within the world.

Mr Gum and the key Hideout solid night. speaking parrots within the rooftops? an incredible cactus at the excessive road? Mosquitos so nasty that even their very own buddies don’t like them? Something’s long gone extraordinarily flawed in Lamonic Bibber . . . and Mr Gum is nowhere to be chanced on. certain, fogeys, Polly and Friday are dealing with their greatest problem but. So strap yourselves in, cry ‘HI-HO-WEIRDY!’ and prepare for an event so loopy your ft will soften with happiness! And I’m not only asserting that, I’ve truly visible it take place. HOORAY!

Mr Gum and the key Hideout is the 8th booklet within the across the world best-selling sequence through Andy Stanton, which has gained every little thing from the Blue Peter e-book Award (twice) the Roald Dahl humorous Prize and the pink apartment Children’s booklet Award.

Praise for Mr Gum:

‘Smooky palooki! This booklet is definitely brilliant!’ – Jeremy Strong

‘Worryingly excellent’ – dad or mum now not FOR BORERS!

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I’m simply twiddling with my doll. ’ ‘Are you the single who’s doing all of the pollutants? ’ they requested David Casserole, town mayor. ‘No,’ he stated. ‘I’m simply twiddling with my doll. ’ ‘Are you the only who’s doing all of the pollutants? ’ they requested William Shakespeare. ‘Probably not,’ he acknowledged. ‘You see, I’ve been useless for approximately years. Now go away me by myself, I’m attempting to write Hamlet II – Yorick’s Revenge. ’ ‘FRUSTRATERS! ’ exclaimed Polly on the finish of an extended morning’s paintings. ‘We performed thousands of ’vestigations an’ nobody understands nothin’, an’ it’s all boilin’ sizzling an’ itchy an’ I had ENOUGHS! ’ ‘Let’s return to the office,’ steered Friday. yet simply then, they came across a forlorn-looking fellow sitting in a silver birdcage along side the line. It was once loopy Barry Fungus. ‘Tweet tweet? ’ he stated expectantly. ‘Tweet tweet? ’ Now, loopy Barry Fungus suffered from a unprecedented clinical known as ‘Stupidity’. Or in different phrases, he inspiration he used to be a chaffinch. most folks simply handed him via as though he wasn’t there. yet Polly used to be a long way too kind-hearted for that. ‘Here you is going, little birdy,’ she stated, fishing a handful of birdseed from her skirt pocket. ‘Tweet tweet,’ stated loopy Barry, licking it gratefully from her palm. It was once the kindest factor someone had performed for him in years. ‘I don’t anticipate he might help us,’ acknowledged Friday. ‘He’s just a chaffinch. He is familiar with not anything of the risk our city is in. ’ yet as loopy Barry Fungus watched his viewers cross, a gleam of sunshine got here into his eyes. ‘Tweet tweet,’ he stated thoughtfully. ‘Tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet. ’ again on the workplace, Polly and Friday colored in the entire locations they’d visited at the map. It was once relatively enjoyable. Polly did her bits in red and Friday did his bits in ‘bunch-paraka’, which used to be a brand new color he had invented that morning. ‘Well, Mr Polly,’ stated Friday. ‘We coated a great deal of town this present day – yet there are nonetheless a couple of locations left to enquire. Now, how a few great cup of tea? ’ So Polly placed the kettle on, Polly placed the kettle on, Polly placed the kettle on – ‘Hey, are you playin’ with the photocopier back, Mr Friday? ’ acknowledged Polly. ‘Sorry,’ acknowledged Friday. ‘Hey, let’s have a rubber-band struggle! ’ yet simply then, the workplace door flew open – and there stood loopy Barry Fungus, flapping away in his birdcage, his face jam-packed with pleasure and his mouth jam-packed with birdseed. ‘Tweet! ’ he cried as he struggled during the doorway. ‘Tweet tweet! ’ ‘I imagine he desires to let us know somethin’! ’ stated Polly. ‘Come in, Mr loopy! are available in! ’ Very rigorously, loopy Barry Fungus bent his head and started spitting out a message at the ground. A message written in birdseed. ‘I’m sorry i need to spell out messages in birdseed,’ he spelt, ‘but i will not speak as i'm just a chaffinch. yet you have been variety to me previous, and now i would like that can assist you in go back. For I see –’ Then he ran out of birdseed and needed to lick all of it up off the ground and begin spitting it out back to hold on along with his message. ‘I see loads of unusual issues on my travels,’ wrote Barry Fungus, ‘and in recent years i've got obvious whatever very unusual.

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