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The Resource You're a bad man, Mr. Gum!, Andy Stanton ; illustrated by Chad Dezern

You're a bad man, Mr. Gum!, Andy Stanton ; illustrated by Chad Dezern

Label
You're a bad man, Mr. Gum!
Title
You're a bad man, Mr. Gum!
Statement of responsibility
Andy Stanton ; illustrated by Chad Dezern
Title variation
You are a bad man, Mr. Gum!
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Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brave-hearted young Polly attempts to stop mean old Mr. Gum from poisoning Jake, a huge dog adopted by the town of Lamonic Bibber that keeps destroying Mr. Gum's garden, and thus provoking the angry fairy who lives there. Includes a glossary of such English terms as gob and trouserface
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Audio
Review
  • Who is the most important character in this short novel? Is it the crabby Mr. Gum, who gardens to keep a fairy happy? Or is it the friendly, furry dog who leaves "presents" in gardens? Or maybe Polly, the pure-hearted heroine? It may be the story's narrator, who could be extraordinarily intrusive in print but, as the author reads his story, is engaging, funny, charming, and necessary as he ties together the odd bits of plot and bizarre characters. Stanton does a growling Mr. Gum and an annoyingly squeaky fairy AND manages to distinguish the large cast of odd folk from the town of Lamonic Bibber. Stanton's humor, shifting rhythms, and child-pleasing rudeness will engage young listeners. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine
  • Gr 3–6— Mr. Gum lives in a disgustingly filthy house where "he slept, scowled, and picked his nose and ate it." Even the bed isn't made—Mr. Gum chucked "bits of wood on the floor and dumped a mattress on top." But his garden is the most beautiful in the town. Why? Some speculate that he likes to garden, but the real reason is the angry fairy who gives him "pan whacks" if the garden isn't perfect. Unfortunately for Mr. Gum, the neighborhood dog, Jake, frequently messes up the garden—causing Mr. Gum too many whacks with the frying pan. So Mr. Gum leaves spoiled cow hearts laced with rat poison and sweetened with lemonade powder in the center of the lawn. Jake takes the bait, but is ultimately saved by nine-year-old Polly and some magic chocolate (a questionable remedy, since chocolate is dangerous to dogs). English author Andy Stanton provides flawless narration of his book (HarperCollins, 2008). His deadpan delivery and comic timing are perfect. With its quirky cast of characters and silly sense of humor, this story is a great choice for reluctant readers.—Stephanie Farnlacher, Trace Crossings Elementary School, Hoover, AL --Stephanie Farnlacher (Reviewed June 1, 2008) (School Library Journal, vol 54, issue 6, p80)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10102638
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stanton, Andy
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Audience 6 years and up
Interest level
LG
LC call number
PZ7.S793246
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 4
Reading level
5.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dezern, Chad
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Mr. Gum
Series volume
0001
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Dogs
  • Fairies
  • Courage
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
You're a bad man, Mr. Gum!, Andy Stanton ; illustrated by Chad Dezern
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Egmont, 2006
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
170 pages
Isbn
9780061451447
Lccn
2007030701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
You're a bad man, Mr. Gum!, Andy Stanton ; illustrated by Chad Dezern
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Egmont, 2006
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
170 pages
Isbn
9780061451447
Lccn
2007030701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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