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February

Excited by Mr Gum!
Cherry Class were introduced to a new character at the beginning of last week – Mr Gum.
 
Mr Gum is a truly nasty old man. He's absolutely ‘grimsters’.


The first in a series of books, ‘You’re a Bad Man Mr Gum’, by Andy Stanton tells the story of how Mr Gum hatches an evil plan to get rid of lovely, friendly Jake, a ‘whopper’ of a dog. The heroes of the sleepy town Lamonic Bibber, set out to save Jake, led by a little girl called Polly.

Cherry Class have loved having this story read to them and I have enjoyed watching them giggle and laugh out loud as miserable Mr Gum goes about his business and the story unfolds. Without seeing any illustrations of Mr Gum, the children drew pictures of what they thought he looked like.

 

If you are interested in further details of these books then please visit www.mrgum.co.uk. The site also has games and there is a link to download the local Lamonic Bibber newspaper!

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