Members of our Northgate News Team write blogs for the school website about events, trips and activities. They also interview members of staff to find out a bit more about them. Now Year 7 Northgate News Team member, Mirren, has decided to write a book review for a book she thinks would be perfect for Year 4 and 5 students in our local primary schools.
‘The book is ‘You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum!’ The author is Andy Stanton and the illustrator is David Tazzyman. This is a fiction book for a variety of ages. I chose to read this book because I read the blurb at the back and I was really drawn to the story before I had even opened the first few pages. I also thought that the cover is drawing me into it as well.
This story is set in a small town called Lamonic Bibber. That’s where Mr Gum lives. It was a lovely town except for one thing in it, Mr Gum! He was a filthy old man with a filthy old house. His clothes were moth eaten and he picked his nose and ate it. But there was one thing that wasn’t disgusting about him – his garden. He had the prettiest, cleanest garden in the whole of Lamonic Bibber. There was one reason why he has to, 100%, keep the garden tidy. It was his one and only moral – keep the garden tidy. Do you want to know why he has to keep it tidy? You will have to read the book and find out!
I would definitely recommend this book to other people. I thoroughly enjoyed Mr Gum and can’t wait to read more of his already existing books and adventures!’
Many thanks to Mirren for writing the review – we hope her recommendation to our local primary schools is a good one!