The Brilliant World of Tom Gates (Tom Gates, #1) by Liz PichonJakes Review: A really funny book that is a lot like Diary of a Wimpy Kid except for the fact that Tom is a lot cooler of a kid. The beginning of the book was lame but it got a lot better after about 20 pages. It is a really easy book to read so kids like Brian who dont like to read will actually like to read a book. The pictures make it fun to look at too. I didnt understand some of the words, but after mom showed me the glossary at the end, I could figure them out. I really think it would be a better idea for the glossary to be at the beginning though. I hope there are going to be more books in this series since I have already read all The Wimpy Kid books. Could have been longer too.
Jakes Rating: 9.5/10
Moms Review: Perfect book for the reluctant reader and also for fans of The Diary of A Wimpy Kids, Dork Diaries and The Loser List. The story is delightful and the artwork just adds to its charm. This is one that both middle school boys AND girls will enjoy. Tom is a character that everyone can relate to and the language and situations are very realistic. Really enjoyed the relationship between Tom and his sister Delia & its one that anyone with a sibling can relate to. I will definitely be recommending this one to any of my customers with kids who really dont like to read. Hope to see more from this author. Enjoyed the glossary at the end which gives the reader explanations into the English terms (Published 2011 in the UK)
Moms Rating: 9/10
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Sign up for our newsletters! Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks; spilt water; and, lightning. Tom's exercise book is full of his doodles, cartoons and thoughts, as well as comments from his long-suffering teacher, Mr Fullerton. After gaining five merits for his "Camping Sucks" holiday story, Tom's work starts to go downhill which is a pity, as he's desperate to impress Amy Porter, who sits next to him Things are looking up for Tom Gates.
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Tom Gates Series L. Fans of the Wimpy Kid books will love the energetic doodles and entertaining escapades of Tom Gates in this humorous, highly illustrated series. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again later. Easier said than done! Meanwhile, his grandparents the Fossils are about to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary, and Uncle Kevin wants to plan something special.
For those of you who don't know Tom Gates, he is a boy in Year 5 at Oakfield School who loves doodling and carrying out fun experiments. This is the fourth book in the Tom Gates series and I think it is the funniest. It tells us about Tom's life leading up to and including the school talent show which he enters with his band Dogzombies. Tom suffers, jokes and doodles his way through lots of hilarious situations; like getting a comb stuck in his hair during the show, struggling through sports day, a disastrous BBQ with his crazy uncle and cousins and of course getting his own back on his annoying class mate Marcus! As for Tom's sister Delia, she finally takes off her ever-present sunglasses and accidentally dyes her hair green!