We are thrilled to reveal the brilliant cover for Natboff! One Million Years of Stupidity, the upcoming book from beloved Mr Gum author Andy Stanton, illustrated by David Tazzyman.
WELL, DIP ME IN HISTORY AND CALL ME A TIME TRAVELLER! It’s the brand new book from the author of the award-winning and bestselling Mr Gum series!
Natboff! is a hysterical collection of stories, all set in Mr Gum’s hometown of Lamonic Bibber. Strap on your laughter goggles as you embark on a time-travelling journey through the funniest and maddest moments in history. From the Stone Age to Medieval times, from the Great Fire to the First World War, to one million years in the future, it’s all here – and it’s all completely crazy.
Meet the town’s most famous residents, including: Natboff the caveman! Princess Snowflake! A malcontent squirrel! Strange Mildred the witch! A talking grape called Plover! Cribbins, the mysterious Victorian inventor, who invented mysterious Victorian things! And plenty more besides!
Packed full of stories, poems, an extremely odd history of the British monarchy, and even a ‘Shakespearian’ play (penned by William’s less-famous brother, Terry) – and with plenty of Easter eggs for Mr Gum fans to spot along the way – Natboff! One Million Years of Stupidity is perfect for fans of Horrible Histories, Roald Dahl and David Walliams. Plus it’s the only one that’s got the word ‘kingandqueeniest’ in it, most likely.
With hilarious illustrations by David Tazzyman.
Natboff! One Million Years of Stupidity is published on 31 May 2018.
The Mr Gum series has sold 3.6 million copies in the UK alone and has been translated into 32 languages. It has won many prizes, including the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize and two Blue Peter Book Awards.
In September 2018, the hilarious Mr Gum Audiobooks will be released by BBC Worldwide in a deal with Egmont. The new audiobooks will be read by the author and with music and sound effects.
Andy Stanton studied English at Oxford but they kicked him out. Before becoming a children’s writer, he was a film script reader, a market researcher, an NHS lackey and many other things.
He is best known for the hilarious, bestselling and award-winning Mr Gum series and has also written picture books, including Danny McGee Drinks the Sea.
Andy lives in North London and likes cartoons, books and music (even jazz).
David Tazzyman studied illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University.
As well as illustrating the Mr Gum series, he has illustrated many picture books Eleanor’s Eyebrows, You Can’t Take an Elephant on the Bus, Michael Rosen’s Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots and My Mum’s Growing Down by Laura Dockrill. He lives in Leicester with his wife and three sons.
Natboff! One Million Years of Stupidity by Andy Stanton is published on 31 May 2018 for ages age 7+.