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Ahoy Gum Drop!

(Ahoy, Mischaps!)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  19 reviews
What if -? What if you no longer could find your favorite chocolate in your candy store? What if the store informed you they may never get in a new shipment? Imagine the horror, the chaos, the wailing and gnashing of teeth, not to mention your impending foul-mood. And then imagine this scenario happening on a worldwide scale! What can be the problem? What can be the soluti ...more
Paperback, 110 pages
Published April 12th 2013 by Self (first published March 25th 2013)
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Karen E. Garcia
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am glad I won a free copy of this book in a goodreads contest. The book is styled by breaking the 4th wall meaning the characters in the story are aware they are characters in a book and a person is reading their adventure. This made for constant smiles and giggles throughout the story. After reading this book by M.M, even I wanted to visit Gum Drop Island and be friends with the characters who by the way are an interesting, and fun bunch. There were only two things I had a problem with; 1. Th ...more
Joan Roman Pavlick
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 5 to the young at heart
Recommended to Joan by: the author for review
This is an extremely cute and amusing audio listen of the book! Because I am a huge fan of audiobooks and how narrators portrays them. This is the way for the young to the young at heart to listen to this story. This book had me laughing out loud from time to time and smiling all the way thru! Why you ask?

Well, first off this has to be one of the cleverest plots that I have heard in young childrens books. Miss Mae has put together in this short 2 hrs and 19 mins of story in such a way you can no
Lynn Worton
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I wanted to read this book as the synopsis intrigued me, but due to time constraints, I opted to download this as an audiobook. I am glad I did, because it was the most entertaining read I have come across so far this year!

The story is narrated by Owen McCuen. I absolutely LOVED his narration! His voice and cadence is wonderful and he made all the characters come alive!

I usually do character breakdowns in my reviews, but I have a little trouble doing this for the main character, who narrates thi
Julie Powell
Oct 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'd written a short review on Audible from my Nexus, intending to make it longer when on the PC, however, there is no edit facility, so I thought I'd add more to it here.

This is the one line review on Audible - I love the silly sense of humour, the puns and tongue in cheek ideas, well done!

Ahoy Gum Drop is hilarious! Wonderfully funny, both overtly and 'that tickle further into the hidden meanings'. This author has a fabulous sense of humour and I loved the deceptively simple story and delivery
J.Q. Rose
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There is no end to Miss Mae's imagination. Her very special Gum Drop Island and its cleverly written characters lets the reader escape into a fantastic world. The play on words and the zany situations will keep you reading and very entertained. A great story for kids and kids-at-heart. ...more
Val Pearson
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Introducing .... I.B. NOSEY!!!! What a simply fascinating character I.B. Nosey is. Ahoy Gum Drop isn't your typical children's storybook. Children's minds will be stimulated through larger vocabulary words which makes it not just a story book but an educational book that lets them have fun while learning. Readers and listeners alike will find each character more quirky and zany than the one before. Join the trials and tribulations of characters such as Yuri, Cuddles, Speck, Spang, Heathcliff, Mo ...more
Diane Coto
Jul 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Money may not grow on trees, but candy grows on Gum Drop Island. One of the first plants the reader sees is baby candy canes. Wonder what time of year Santa has to place his order. But Santa and all of us who love candy may be in danger of ‘candy withdrawal’. Gum Drop Island has run into a bit of trouble.

This author’s creativity abounds with the various play on words and highly imaginative whimsical characters. As I read, my mind envisioned the characters and their situations in cartoon-like set
Christopher Hudson
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Those of you who are fans of I.B, Nosey's off-the-wall interviews on his website, will be right at home with Miss Mae's highly imaginative Ahoy Gum Drop! Those who aren't, well, here is your chance to experience the inspired lunacy of characters who occupy Gum Drop Island and environs ... a fun ride for the whole family. Now, if you want a nice, neat, linear story, well, you might want to look elsewhere. But if you want a literary carnival ride that takes you places that you can only dream abou ...more
LoRee Peery
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was carried away by vivid mind pictures. The uniqueness of the concept, new to me, still makes me smile. The story begins with What if…? This chocoholic was hooked at the onset. Who hasn’t played in a cardboard box? From Moldy Corners to Gum Drop Island, I loved Miss Mae’s imaginative names. Narrated by the gifted Owen McCuen, I marveled at his distinct vocal characterization, oftentimes surprising. (How do either author or narrator keep them straight?) I’d laugh, go eeuw out loud, or shake my ...more
Lynn Lovegreen
Oct 07, 2015 added it
Recommends it for: young readers and those young at heart
Shelves: kidlit
Sir O. Yuri Wiseguy, the private detective Heathcliff the Possum, and other wacky characters find the ray of sunshine to save the world’s chocolate supply, in between arguing about where the next chapter will start and addressing the Dear Reader. These are just some of the goofy delights in Ahoy Gumdrop Island by Miss Mae. I highly recommend this book for young readers and those who are young at heart.

This quirky book also introduces I. B. Nosey the official unofficial reporter, one of my favor
Inishowen Cailín
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A quirky, fun story, jam packed with humerous scenes and fantastic characters. I loved the imagery and the play on words. This type of story was a complete departure from my usual reading habits but its lighthearted appeal means it can be enjoyed by anyone, young and old alike. Younger readers might appreciate the little recap the narrater relates at the beginning of the chapters. The audio version is brilliant. The inhabitants of the island really come to life and it adds an extra layer of enjo ...more
Diana Montgomery
Aug 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ahoy Gum Drop
M.M. (Miss Mae)

What would the world be without chocolate? Don’t think I want to know. This was such a cute story. Loved the name of the characters. The main character is never given a name. Must have been writers block. (LOL) What a imagination! I found the story very enjoyable. Gum Drop Island ( what’s that music where is it coming from). Wonder where it comes from read the story you will be giggling. All kinds of things going on here. You even will get to meet I.B. Nosey. He i
Sep 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
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REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 12 years, 9 months


This is the weirdest book I have ever read and I mean that in a good way!

My favorite part is when the group meets Ray O'Sunshine because it makes my eyes fill with tears from laughing so hard!

My favorite character is Sir O, Yuri Wiseguy because he brings a smile to my face no matter the circumstance.
Apr 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Giggles & Groans for All Ages (Audiobook)
Miss Mae, what amazing things go on in that head of yours and thank you for sharing them with all of us. You filled my head with zany and colorful pictures.

Ahoy Gum Drop! states above that it is for children 5-7 but it should include their parents and others who enjoy tongue in cheek and play on words humor. It is a wacky story featuring all types of life forms with very entertaining names. The chapters are short so little ones can listen to one or more a
Melissa Levine
Dec 05, 2016 rated it did not like it
Let me start by saying that this was a confusing short story for me and my daughter. We listened to this in audiobook form but I don't think that was the problem. The narrator did a good job with accents and all. It was the story itself. There were many times when one of the characters would comment about how something had been previously mentioned in a different chapter. It's like it's mentioned that first time than it's mentioned in the next chapter and the fact that it had been mentioned in t ...more
Jun 14, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really had a hard time understanding what was going on in this story.The narrator,Owen Mcuen was fine choice for narrator.
"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com."
Coyora Dokusho
Jul 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaways, debt
07/21/2013 7:17 AM

I read the first chapter, so far, it's trying. too. hard.
Laurean Brooks
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Allyson Becker
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Miss Mae
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Owen McCuen, the narrator, is fantastic in capturing the essence of all these wacky characters!
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All of Miss Mae’s romantic mysteries, “Said the Spider to the Fly”, “When the Bough Breaks”, “Dove Island”, “It’s Extraordinary, My Dear Winifred” and “See No Evil, My Pretty Lady” are award winning best sellers. Her latest, “Catch Me If You Can” has already received top rated five-star reviews. Tantalizing trailers, and more information, is readily available at her website: http://www.themissmaes ...more

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