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Product description

Good evening and welcome to a tale of forests! Of legendary beasts! Of dreadful villains! Of caterpillars called Graham! And of a great big BEEFER of a cherry tree! But what dark secrets are hidden in that tree, where the leaves grow thick and green? Polly intends to find out, and she intends to find out by finding out. What will she find out? Read this book and you’ll find out! Get set to giggle yourself silly with fresh larks and laughter from an author who’s officially hilarious: so much so that he won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize for the funniest writing around!

Product Details






Egmont Books Ltd

Date published

May 3rd, 2010

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.5; Middle years; 2.0 points

Other details
  • 256 pages


UK edition


Andy Stanton

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  1. Avatar bat 761713

    on 5 March 2013

    Mr.Gum is a hilareous character! This time he’s petknapped all the pets and squirrelled himself away in a massive cherry tree

    5out of 5
  2. Petula 113689

    on 13 November 2012

    it was fantastic. couldn’t stop reading it

    5out of 5
  3. Hayley 113303

    on 11 March 2012

    I knew Mr gum and billy were in the tree

    5out of 5
  4. Evie 113313

    on 6 March 2012

    my sister said it was great

  5. Evie 113313

    on 2 March 2012

    i love this book.was sooo funny

  6. Default avatar

    on 2 March 2012

    this book was ok but i got a bit boring neer the end but it is a bit confusing but a very entertaining book!

    4out of 5
  7. Avatar cat 761729

    on 2 March 2012

    another classic

  8. Ef castle thumb 2

    on 1 March 2012

    this is not the best mr.gum book but the illustrations are still rely funny and detaled.

  9. Default avatar

    on 1 March 2012

    so funny and so imaginative

    4out of 5
  10. Gruffalo 113679

    on 1 March 2012

    its good

  11. Jane blonde 113694

    on 3 March 2011

    Funny me likes this a lot I read it aloud at my brother when hes watching his telly!

  12. Clarice thumb 136

    on 7 July 2010

    This book is so funny. Not at all what you would expect in a book about lovely, ripe cherries. A hilarious read.

    5out of 5