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The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

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Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks - spilt water - 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...

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9781407120690
  • ISBN: 9781407120690
  • Pub Date: 4th April 2011
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • Imprint: Scholastic
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 256

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21st July '16
little fox read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
my son asked me to find him a funny book to read and review at school & i came across this one. He loved it & how funny the character Tom is. I do like that it also has lots of other characters to get to know which he enjoys telling me about. A great book he can pick up anytime & just read a few pages if he wants, with lots of fun pictures & doodles allowing him to really act out the characters. We are looking forward to the next chapter in his life!
11th April '18
I read it myself (an adult) & to Jah1234 aged 11 aged 11
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5 stars
This book is brilliant. It' funny and quirky and perfect for tweens just before they hit teens :) my son loves it:) wonderfully wrote and comical. Highly reccomended:) 
10th April '17
Yusuf read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
I love it so much. My favourite bit is when Tom Gates spills water over his homework. Tom is my favourite character because he is so funny. Tom is part of a band called DogZombies with his friend Derek.
3rd August '18
Chicknug read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
This book is so funny because of one of the teachers- Mrs Worthington the children make fun of her. Marcus Meldrew is annoying in the book towards Tom- this reminds me of one of the boys in my class at school. It has loads of pictures in the book and it makes it interesting to ready when the words are different shapes and sizes (eg the word big would be written BIG and probably take up four lines) I would recommend this book to all of my friends. If you like this book then you will probably want to read the whole series like me! 
27th February '17
Sebastian22 read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
I love reading these books, all of the Tom Gates are brilliant but this one is my favourite as it's what started me reading them. If you haven't read, you should
18th April '18
I read it to Noah2008 aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
My 9 year old has read every book available in the Tom Gates series and we always pre order the next one! He lives these books....and will happily get off his iPad to read at bed time!!!
12th July '17
Rylando read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
This book is very fun to read. I like the characters a lot, and like to read about Tom & Derek's band. Once I started reading I couldn't stop, and I even read it twice because it's so good. The drawings in the book are interesting and funny. Dude 3 and Dog Zombies are very good names for a band. 
My mum laughed when I read the banana pizza bit to her. I can;t wait to read the rest of the Tom Gates books. 
24th May '17
Hermione read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
Tom Gates books are my favourite series. This is the first Tom gates book. 
It was very funny and includes a lot of detail. This is now my most favourite book 
It is about a boy called Tom. He also has a best friend called Derek.
Tom has got tickets to a dude 3 concert (his favourite band)
But when Derek's dog eats the tickets how will Tom get into the concert...
20th March '17
Mansur read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
I like it because it's funny and when he thought that his parents were sleeping like thunder but there was thunder! My favourite character is tom because he thinks about the funny things. 
28th January '16
Mads1811 read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
I like that tom likes to draw and this is my favourite thing. I like the band that they made up and the name that they called it. I like to look at the different kinds of writing in the book it looks fantastic. we learnt at school authors do this to make it look interesting.
1st May '17
SportyJ read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
I loved the book, there's a lot of pictures in it and it's very funny.  Tom is quite creative and is always annoying his sister, just like me!  

I would really recommend it for children of my age.
4th September '18
Holls read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
A really easy read that I loved. I read this book in 2 days. It reminded me a little of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. 
This book was really funny. 
16th October '16
lou read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
 This was my first ever Tom Gates book. I love Tom Gate books they are very funny! His enemy Marcus is very annoying he even annoys me!! I recommend this fabulous book!<3  
20th April '17
Junayd read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
An amazing book !!!
Tom Gates is very rebellious and he almost never gets his work done unless the subject is art .
He is obsessed  with Dude3
25th March '17
Bee read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
I am a absolute fan of Tom Gates. This book I read because it had so many deatalied pictures, like the rest of the Tom Gates books.Liz Pichon must be very good at drawing!
 Highly recommended.
1st March '18
TommyZoom42 read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
Love Tom Gates books and especially Liz Pichon doodles. Dude 3 and Dog Zombies not to mention chocolate caramel wafers. I love her books.
3rd June '17
Terminator read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
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5 stars
I loved this book as it was really funny. The main character (Tom Gates) is always getting into trouble and making up excuses to get out of the problem e.g. he had a homework task to do and he didn't bring it in on time so he made up an excuse saying that he spilt a glass of water on his paper and a dog ripped his homework up.
2nd January '18
BeeReaderJ read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
This was a great Christmas present. Very funny and very exciting. I want to read more Tom Gates
18th February '18
Tessa read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
First very thick book my daughter read.  With all the doodles, is a fast page turner (whole book can easily be read in one day) which gives a real sense of achievement to child.  Very engaging, often laugh-out-loud.  
15th May '17
ZA read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
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5 stars
This book was brilliant you got to know tom 
because he is always trying to be the best to 
Amy and his doodles are brilliant me and my 
friends are always saying wow how do they do this
4th April '16
Hobsontf read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
I won this book on World Book day and I'm really glad I did because I really enjoyed reading it.  You should read this book too because it's a fun book. It will definitely make you laugh.  I can't wait to read more Tom Gates.
6th October '16
Gameaddict02 read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
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5 stars
I have just read the first tom gates book I really enjoyed it and so did my little sister. I like all the different writing and drawing in the book
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When Liz was little, she loved to draw, paint and make things. Her mum used to say she was very good at making a mess (which is still true today!). She kept drawing and went to art school, where she earned a degree in graphic design. She worked as a designer and art director in the music industry, and her freelance work has appea...

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