30 Day Book Challenge · Books · Children's Fiction

30 Day Book Challenge: Day Two


Your Least Favourite Book

At first I thought this was going to be hard but then I remembered this miserable waste-of-recycled-paper that I had to buy and read for my university course. Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire by Andy Stanton.

I won’t go into why I dislike it because it will turn into a rant and I’ll upset myself. One major complaint was that it tried REALLY REALLY hard to be hilarious…and was about as funny as a brick in the face.

Summary (from GoodReads):

This is weird, wacky and one in a million: a cross between Roald Dahl and Monty Python. Mr. Gum is back in this second hilarious book and he’s as nasty as ever! In fact, he’s absolutely grimsters. But this book’s not just about him. Read this book and you’ll meet a gingerbread man named Alan Taylor who has electric muscles! Plus, all our favourite characters are 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? This book will have you crying with laughter!

(Or crying in sheer irritation and leave you ranting angrily to your best friend who couldn’t even bear to finish reading the stupid thing…)

6 thoughts on “30 Day Book Challenge: Day Two

  1. ARGH this book was shockingly bad. At least How I Live Now had it’s redeeming features…

  2. You read this for a University course? Hope the rest of the course wasn’t this bad! I don’t tend to finish books that don’t grab me so I’m struggling a bit with this one… *wanders off to look at bookshelves*

    1. We were doing a module on Writing for Young People – had to read a variety of kids books from picture books upwards. Loved that one of my uni set-texts was Where the Wild Things Are !!!

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