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Andy Stanton


Andy Stanton lives in North London. He studied English at Oxford but they kicked him out. He has been a film script reader, a cartoonist, an NHS lackey and lots of other things. He has many interests, but best of all he likes cartoons, books and music (even jazz). One day he’d like to live in New York or Berlin or one of those places because he’s got fantasies of bohemia. His favourite expression is ‘good evening’ and his favourite word is ‘captain’. You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum! was his first book and is the first in the nine part Mr Gum series.

The Mr. Gum books have won numerous awards including:
  • Red House Children's Book Award
  • Two Blue Peter Book Awards for Best Book With Pictures
  • The inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize

You can listen to eight of the hilarious Mr Gum books now on audiobook!

Each audiobook is narrated by Andy Stanton himself, and features brilliant sound effects and funny songs.

Find out more about the Mr Gum Audiobooks from the BBC.