You're a Bad Man, Mr. Gum! (Mr. Gum #1)
Mr. Gum may be the nastiest man on Earth, but he has the tidiest, greeniest, floweriest, gardeniest garden in the world - that is, until a giant whopper of a dog named Jake destroys it in a fit of doggy joy. In retaliation, Mr. Gum hatches one of his astonishingly evil plots, involving some poisonous meat, and soon - very soon - things will get uglier than Mr. Gum in his...more
I highly recommend the audio as it's worth it to hear the author read the "secret bonus ...more
Mr Gum is a wildly random tale of a positively Dahlian nasty-old-man. The humour has a Python-esque feel to it and delights in running along abstract corridors of word association.
It's silly, surreal, often abstract, did I mention silly? And it works enough of the time to pull you through the book and deliver the promised good time.
Not an ...more
(البته بر همگان واضح و مبرهن است که وجه اشتراک این دو خنده دار بودنشونه و بس)
البته به یه بچه ی هشت ساله که دادم بخونتش،چون شوخی بعضی جاهاشو نمی فهمید به اندازه ی من خوشش نیومد ولی اونم پسندید.
بهترین قسمتش هم فصل چای خوردن آقای گام بود:)))
Tämä kirja ilahdutti minua aidosti. Se on älytön. Siinä ei ole järkeä. Niin kuin elämässä yleensäkään. Pahat ovat pahoja. Hyvät ovat kuin sateenkaaren alla olevia hohtavia hedelmämakeisille tuoksuvia yksisarvisia. Ja Jaakko-koira, joka tulee ja sotkee Gummin puutarh ...more
Mr Gum has a horrible and messy house but has to keep the garden tidy or the fairy will come and whack him with a frying pan. One day Jake the dog comes into his garden and destroys his hard work which leads to him being hit several times. Mr Gum ...more
Mr Gum is a nasty man, “an absolute lazer who couldn’t be bothered with niceness and tidying and brushing his teeth”. His house is a complete mess. But he has the “prettiest, greeniest, floweriest, gardeniest garden”. This is not, however, because he enjoys gardening, but due to the frying pan wielding fairy living in his bath who whacks him if the garden isn’t perfect. This first book of the series sees Mr Gum hatching a plan ...more
Oh this is a fun book. Probably aimed at children of about 8 years. It is FUNNY in an outrageous manner and the pictures are wonderful absurd and the language also wonderful. I really enjoyed it (even though I have no 8 year olds in my life).
Mr Gum is a very bad man. Ach, let me introduce him as the book does:
Good evening. Mr Gum is a complete horror who hates children, animals, fun and corn on the cob.
There is also an evi ...more
Plussaa paistinpannulla mätkivästä kiukkuisesta keijusta.
Hulvaton, absurdi, kokeileva kyllä.
Vaikka en ole vieläkään lukenut yhtäkään Kapteeni Kalsaria, voisin kuvitella suosittelevani tätä sen ystäville. Tämä vain on todennäköisesti parempi ja brittiläishuumorisempi.
Teksti on suurta ja sitä on sivulla mukavan vähän. Lähes joka aukeamalla on myös kuvitusta.
Hassua muuten, että Jaana Kapari-Jatalta ilmestyy peräkanaa kaksi keltakantisen brittilastenkirjan käännöstä, joissa on hieman negatiivissävytteinen herra ni ...more
Here is a sample from the first book 'You're A Bad Man, Mr Gum':
Mr Gum was a fierce old man with a red beard and two bloodshot eyes that stared out at you like an octopus curled up in a bad cave.He was a complete horror who hated children, animals, fun and corn on the cob. What he liked was snoozing in bed all day, being lone ...more
Mr Gum is a mean old man who finds delight in being as horrible as possible and scowling at things. Although his house is a mess inside, his garden is the 'prettiest, greenist, floweriest, ga ...more
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