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You're a Bad Man, Mr. Gum! by Andy Stanton (2006)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061152404, Hardcover)
Mr. Gum may be the nastiest man on Earth, but he has the tidiest, greeniest, floweriest, gardeniest garden in the world…that is, until a giant whopper of a dog named Jake destroys it in a fit of doggy joy. In retaliation, Mr. Gum hatches one of his astonishingly evil plots, involving some poisonous meat, and soonâ€”very soonâ€”things will get uglier than Mr. Gum in his underwear.
Unless, of course, Pollyâ€”a golden-haired local girl with hair like cat's daydream who is as good and true as Mr. Gum is wretched and smellyâ€”can stymie Mr. Gum, save Jake, and prove to the world why the truth is lemon meringue . . .
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:37:53 -0400)
Mr Gum is a truly nasty old man. He's absolutely grim. But this book's not just about him. There's also a little girl called Polly, an evil butcher, heroes and sweets and stuff, and Jake the dog, who must be saved from terrible, terrible evil.
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