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Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff)

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Following on from the first Tom Gates book from Liz Pichon, this book takes the form of Tom's battered homework diary - crammed with his scribbles and stories.

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9781407124407
  • ISBN: 9781407124407
  • Pub Date: 1st September 2011
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • Imprint: Scholastic
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 352

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This is Book 2 in the Tom Gates Series. See all Tom Gates books here.

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24th July '17
Dahl class read it themselves aged 7 to 9
Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff) 9781407124407
5 stars
I love Tom Gates because there's fantastic illustrations for some of the POWERFUL words. It is funny when you know the problems and then you hear the excuses that are crazy but work.One of the parts I love is when Tom caught Marcus cheating. 

Rose (age 9)
11th November '17
Actionbro9 read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff) 9781407124407
5 stars
This is a funny,amazing and fantastic book and is a great addition to the Tom Gates series.  This is all about Tom and his antics at his school.  When his teacher,Mr Fullerman asks him about homework so many excuses pop into his head.  There not very believable! Overall this is a great book and readers 8+ will indeed enjoy the series.
15th March '18
I read it myself (an adult)
Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff) 9781407124407
5 stars
If i had to rate this book out of ten stars it would get FIFTY of them !!! The illustrations were absolutely brilliant , and i  loved how L. Pichon  used diffrent types of writing for different words . 
15th May '18
Olliebeanz read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff) 9781407124407
5 stars
I love these books. The author is funny and I like Tom Gates as his personality is a bit like mine. He does a lot of doodles an I like his adventures in each story.
25th May '17
Hermione read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff) 9781407124407
5 stars
This book was so amazing. The illustrations were beautiful and this was my most favourite book ever.
It was really funny and I wish I could be just like Liz Pichon.
23rd October '16
Yoloman read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff) 9781407124407
5 stars
This book is really good, it has funny jokes in it that make you laugh! The characters are funny and have funny names like Dr. D Kay!
The book is also interesting and you want to read on, this is the first Tom Gates book I have read and I want to read more.
14th November '17
Scatty Noo read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff) 9781407124407
5 stars
This was my first Tom Gates book and I really enjoyed it. The main character was Tom Gates and his best friend was called Derek. His sister was called Delia and she hated him! She wears sunglasses all the time and his best friend Derek had a dog. His granddad and granny he called them the 'fossils' because they find lots of old fossils and they do quite unusual things! This made me laugh as there was a good picture of the granny and granddad zooming across the city on a motor bike! I liked the pictures in the book because they made me laugh a lot and were great to help me follow the story.
To help tell the story mostly instead of words they used cool pictures to tell who it was. Tom and his friend Derek want to have their own band called the Dog Zombie, I thought this was a really funny and weird name for a band! Derek and Tom also got in to the school band once their teacher saw them singing their song 'Delia's a weirdo'!!! This song was all about Tom's sister and it was really funny. The story even had the words to the song in it so I could sing along! In the school band they used old stuff out of the recycling like - plastic, bottles, old pieces of wood and etc. They used it to make instruments! I thought this was a great idea! It was Tom and Derek weren't that happy to be in the school band.
I really loved this book and my teacher has leant me another Tom Gates book which I will write a review about soon!
6th October '18
ChildGenius read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff) 9781407124407
4 stars
This is the first Tom Gates book which I read and I enjoyed it. The book is humorous and Tom’s doodles are entertaining. I am looking forward to reading more books in this series. 
29th January '17
I read it to Mads1811 aged 9 aged 9
Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff) 9781407124407
4 stars
I like reading the tom gates books they are very good and I like the different types of writing throughout the books there is also lots of illstrations. I hope to read the rest of the series soon.
28th March '17
Mansur read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff) 9781407124407
4 stars
Tom gates keeps making Marcus annoyed and he does stupid things to Him like drawing pictures of him like making a book landing on him. 
I like this book because it is funny.
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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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