Mr Gum returns in the fifth shamelessly hilarious book…Good evening. Do you like bears called Padlock? Course you do. Do you like hot-air balloons? Course you do. Do you like tall sailing ships with mad sea captains, and horrifying old villains and words like ‘wab!’, ‘tungler’ and ‘kelp’? COURSE you do! Well, guess what, you lucky little nibbleheads? This book’s got all of those things – and a lot more besides. It’s a rollicker! It’s a frolicker! It’s a funtime sun-time yollicker! So what you waiting for? Get reading!
”Smooky palooki! This book is well brilliant! Andy Stanton is far too clever and funny and should be locked away in a very dark place that nobody can find.’ Jeremy Strong; ‘A wickedly entertaining story’ Bookseller; ‘Andy Stanton accumulates silliness and jokes in an irresistible, laughter-inducing romp’ The Sunday Times; ‘Worryingly splendid’ Guardian; ‘A riotous read’ Sunday Express; ‘Designed to tickle young funny bones’ Glasgow Herald; ‘Cranks up children’s storytelling conventions to hilarious extremes’ Jewish Chronicle.’