The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

Written by Liz Pichon

Part of the Tom Gates Series

Key Stage 2 Humorous School Stories

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Winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2012 (Younger Readers Category).

Winner of 7 - 14 category of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011.

A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection.

"These two books are master classes in how to write and how to draw funny," said Roald Dahl Funny Prize chair of judges, author Michael Rosen. Click here to see the winner of the 6 and under category.

Fans of the Wimpy Kid will delight in the hilarious adventures of Tom Gates! Fantastic fun told in words and pictures, Tom Gates, a master of excuses, expert doodler, comic story writer extraordinaire – introduces his life including his sister Delia whom he torments mercilessly, his best-friend Derek, the problems he has at school – and much, much more. It is a delight of a reading experience with all the fun of decoding the pictures as well as reading the words.

There's a special Tom Gates blog too, which you can visit by clicking here.

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates Synopsis

Tom Gates is the bane of his grumpy teacher, Mr Fullerman. And in his hilariously wacky journal, you’ll find all sorts of comic craziness to make you groan with glee! Tom’s battered homework diary is crammed with his scribbles and stories, cartoons and ideas – as well as comments from the long-suffering Mr Fullerman. Warning! Do not attempt to read this in public. You will snigger loudly! 

“When my teacher, Mr Fullerman, doesn’t have his BEADY EYES on me, I like to draw pictures and write stories about stuff, like when we had the worst holiday ever (camping sucks), and when my parents came to school for parents’ evening (groan). And about how Marcus Meldrew is the most annoying boy in the world and how I don’t want to sit next to him in class. All I want to do is get tickets to see the best band ever, DUDE3, when they come to town. It’s not easy when I’m up against Delia, my weirdo big sister, and all my plans seem to get me into MAJOR TROUBLE…”

If they like Tom Gates they'll love Wendy Quill!

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates Press Reviews

"This book is a must for anyone who doodles, likes to wind up their sibling, has a serious caramel wafer habit and enjoys having their chuckle muscles exercised." Michael Rosen

"Pichon's books are bursting with humour and you can tell it comes from real experiences and observations." Martin Chilton, The Telegraph

Book Information

ISBN: 9781407120690
Publication date: 4th April 2011
Author: Liz Pichon
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Humorous, School Stories

About Liz Pichon

Liz Pichon studied Graphic Design at Middlesex Polytechnic and Camberwell School of Art in London. She then worked in the music industry for Jive records as a designer and art director, organising photo sessions and designing record and CD covers. Since going freelance, her work has been used on many different products all over the world. From beach towels to fabric, calendars, mugs and games. She has worked on several successful ranges of cards, some of which are still selling today. Liz lives with her husband and three children in Brighton.

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