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Product description

Shabba me whiskers! Can it really be true that there’s an ancient curse on the town of Lamonic Bibber? Yes, you guessed it. That old roo-de-lally Mr Gum and his trusty sidekick Billy William the Third are behind it all! All the same, our favourite heroes Polly and Friday, and gingerbread biscuit Alan Taylor (only 15.24 cm tall) are determined to save the town (sigh of relief). So hang on to your heads as you are whisked to the land of talking dogs, silly songs, Old Granny, and the best chase scene you’ve ever seen! More merry Mr Gum madness to make you chuckle like a chipmunk!

Product Details






Egmont Books Ltd

Date published

February 4th, 2008

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.5; Middle years; 2.0 points

Other details
  • 144 pages


UK edition


Andy Stanton

109090 andy stanton 1 305850


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  1. Avatar owl 761790

    on 27 June 2015

    The book was ok. I like the drawing of Mr Gum.

    3out of 5
  2. Avatar bat 761713

    on 5 March 2013

    Mr.Gum is a hilareous character! This time he’s messed up an old legend of a windmill. Will Polly and Friday stop him?

    5out of 5
  3. Avatar cat 761729

    on 2 March 2012

    the best mr gum so far i loved it

  4. Ef castle thumb 2

    on 1 March 2012

    out of all the books written by andy Stanton this one is my favourite because it is funny and has rely good pictures.

  5. Goldie 113308

    on 17 August 2011

    it was quite good the others are much much better though

  6. Avatar owl 761790

    on 1 August 2011

    I found this book quite repetitive and boring. I like quite a lot of the Mr gum books but this one was not for me. There are six chapters called “Polly goes to see Old Granny” that are exactly the same, this gets quite annoying!

    I would not recommend this book, gets 2 out of 5 from me

  7. Jane blonde 113694

    on 23 January 2009

    I thouht it was funny because of some of the sayings and the names of the characters. it was a great book and the way they dressed in funny clothings in all the pictures.the name of the book ( mr gum and the power crystals) that made me wont to read it.

    5out of 5