Thursday, 4 December 2014

Ahoy Gum Drop! by Miss Mae. Narrator: Owen McCuen

Ahoy Gum Drop!

Product description, Goodreads
'What if -? What if you no longer could find your favorite chocolate in your candy store? What if the store informed you they may never get in a new shipment? Imagine the horror, the chaos, the wailing and gnashing of teeth, not to mention your impending foul-mood. And then imagine this scenario happening on a worldwide scale! What can be the problem? What can be the solution? It’s up to the brave (?) adventurer, Sir O. Yuri Wiseguy-eh and his mishaps from Gum Drop Island to boldly (double ?) go where no one has gone before. Yes, they must enter the realm of the forbidding and humuggity shrouded land called Moldy Corners. The next question, dear readers, is - can what happens in Moldy Corners affect you?'


A quirky, fun story, jam packed with humorous scenes and fantastic characters. I loved the imagery and the play on words. This type of story was a complete departure from my usual reading habits but its light hearted appeal means it can be enjoyed by anyone, young and old alike. Younger readers might appreciate the little recap the narrator relates at the beginning of the chapters. The audio version is brilliant. The inhabitants of the island really come to life and it adds an extra layer of enjoyment.

www.audible.co.uk lists this book for ages 5-7 but it is also suitable for older children and the young at heart!
Print version available The Book Depository

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review. I'm so happy that you enjoyed this little tale!

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  2. Thanks so much! "Ahoy Gum Drop" is an adventure to be sure, and very fun to read aloud :)

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    1. It was fun to listen to! It made me laugh. I loved all the different accents. Listening to this story made me realise that I've been missing out on another way to enjoy books. Audio books will be featuring more strongly in my personal library from now on.

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  3. I fun story that is both entertaining and helps kids as well as adults use their imagination.

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