Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear

Mr Gum Award for Andy

29 March, 2010

In: Book Awards · News

Andy Stanton has won yet another award for Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear. This time it is the Surry Libraries’ Children’s Book Award for books for 7-9s. See the short list...

Nomination For Mr Gum

25 November, 2009

In: Book Awards · News

Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear by has been longlisted for the UKLA Children’s Book Award 2010 in the 3 – 11 category. Judging for this award is by young...

Mr Gum Is Agony Uncle!

25 November, 2009

In: News

What’s For Dinner, Mr Gum?? is on the front cover of this month’s TBK magazine. Mr Gum is the guest agony uncle with adouble page feature on his ‘advice’ to readers. The book...

Belly Laughs!

25 November, 2009

In: Book Reviews · News

Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear by Andy Stanton was a book “All Children Deserve to Own” in Yours magazine: “Slapstick verbal humour at its best – likely to produce great belly laughs.”

'It Got Bloody!'

21 September, 2009

In: Book Awards · News

Andy Stanton talked about the process of judging the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in an interview in The Times Educational Supplement. ‘We all made shortlists, then pooled them a couple...

Sunday Times Books

20 September, 2009

In: Book Reviews · News

The Sunday Times recommended Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear by Andy Stanton as a book to fire children’s imagination in the Sunday Times Books for Schools feature this week.

Andy and Mr Gum Thrill Fans

1 July, 2009

In: Book Awards · News

Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear by Andy Stanton has won the Portsmouth Book Award for the shorter novel category. Other shortlisted books were: David Almond: “My dad’s a birdman” Anne Fine: “Ivan the...

Stanton to Judge Funny Prize

24 June, 2009

In: News · Publishing News

Andy Stanton, who won the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2008 with Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear, will judge this years prize alongside comedian Bill Bailey, chairman Michael...

Independent Book Awards

29 May, 2009

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Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear by Andy Stanton has been shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers’ Book Prize 2009. There is an Independent Booksellers’ Week from the 15th to the 22nd June...

Up There With the Classics

29 April, 2009

In: Book Reviews · News

The Telegraph and The Daily Mail (April 28th) point out that many big favourites, including Harry Potter, were not on the list of all time favourites chosen by five Children’s Laureates. Mr Gum and the Dancing...

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