Yoto Daily’s very own Jake Harris gives youngsters the tools to decode written and spoken language, and understand the big wide world around them.
Jump into the brilliantly bonkers world of the award-winning, internationally best-selling Mr Gum series.
1. You’re a Bad Man, Mr. Gum! (1hour 1min)
Good evening. Mr. Gum is a complete horror who hates children, animals, fun, and corn on the cob. This book’s all about him. And an angry fairy who lives in his bathtub. And Jake the dog, and a little girl called Polly and an evil, stinky butcher all covered in guts. And there’s heroes and sweets and adventures and EVERYTHING.
2. Mr. Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire (1hour 8mins)
Mr. Gum is back in this second hilarious audiobook and he’s as nasty as ever! In fact, he’s absolutely grimsters. But this audio book’s not just about him. Meet a gingerbread man named Alan Taylor who has electric muscles! Plus, all our favourite characters are also back: the little girl called Polly, the evil butcher called Billy William The Third, and the very wise man, Friday O’Leary. And, who could forget loveable Jake the dog, or the angry fairy who lives in Mr. Gum’s bathtub and whacks him on the head with a frying pan?
3. Mr. Gum and the Goblins (1hour 14mins)
Mr. Gum and the hideous Billy William the Third are once more mucking things up for everyone. They’re a-schemin’ and a-hatchin’ an’ making their bad plans up on Goblin Mountain. Can the brave travelers (the wise old man Friday O’Leary and the small girl Polly) make it past the Three Impossible Challenges of Goblin Mountain and save the town from a fate worse than something very bad indeed? In an epic tale of courage, valour, and plain idiocy only one thing is sure: the truth is a lemon meringue! Mr. Gum is back in a third hilarious story, read by Andy Stanton and with music and sound effects.
4. Mr. Gum and the Power Crystals (1hour 19mins)
Can it really be true that there’s an ancient curse on the town of Lamonic Bibber? And you guessed it, that old meddler Mr. Gum and his trusty sidekick Billy William the Third have something to do with it. But… our favourite heroes Polly, Friday, and gingerbread biscuit Alan Taylor are determined to save the town (sigh of relief). Hang on to your heads and eyeballs as you are whisked to the land of talking dogs, silly songs, and the best chase scene you’ve ever read.
5. Mr. Gum and the Dancing Bear (1hour 22mins)
It’s a bold new look for Mr. Gum, ready for a new generation of nibbleheads. 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, THE TRUTH IS A LEMON MERINGUE.
6. Mr. Gum and the Cherry Tree (1hour 19mins)
Good evening and welcome to a tale of forests! Of dreadful villains! Of caterpillars called Graham! And of a great big BEEFER of a cherry tree! But what dark secrets are hidden in that tree, where the leaves grow thick and green? Polly intends to find out, and she intends to find out by finding out. What will she find out? Find out by listening to this audiobook, and you’ll find out! NEEEEIIIIGGGGH!
7. Mr. Gum and the Secret Hideout (1hour 36mins)
Something’s gone terribly wrong in Lamonic Bibber..and Mr. Gum is nowhere to be found. Folks, Polly and Friday are facing their biggest challenge yet – the town is being polluted by mysterious forces, clouds are dropping from the sky and even old Granny’s sherry tastes funny. Everything’s gone roo-de-lally. So strap yourselves in, and get ready for an adventure so crazy your feet will melt with happiness. And we’re not just saying that, we’ve actually seen it happen. Hooray!
8. What’s for Dinner, Mr. Gum? (1hour 24mins)
Good evening. BANG! KA-BOOM! OUCH. Yes, Lamonic Bibber is at war and it’s all because of Mr. Gum and his nasty butcher pal, Billy William the Third. As the meat and grease whizz through the air, it’s down to Polly and her friends to break up the fight. KA-POW! Can they do it in time? KA-SMASH! Will love save the day? KA-QUESTION! Who on earth is Thora Gruntwinkle? Listen to this book and you’ll find out, you delightful little peanuts!