Team - Andy Stanton

Andy Stanton is an award-winning children’s author, whose hilarious and much-loved ‘Mr Gum’ books have sold more than 1.25 million copies in the UK alone. They have been translated into 32 languages and have won numerous awards, including the Red House Children’s Book Award, the Blue Peter Award for Most Fun Book With Pictures and the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize. In addition, he has published picture books for younger children, including ‘Here Comes The Poo Bus’ and the somewhat more pleasant ‘Danny McGee Drinks The Sea’.

Andy lives in North London. He studied English at Oxford but they kicked him out. Before becoming an author, he was a film script reader, an NHS lackey, a tiny potato and lots of other things. He has many interests, but best of all he likes cartoons, books and music (even jazz).