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Tom Gates Series by Liz Pichon 1-5 Collection 5 Books Set - Ages 9-14 - Paperback

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SKU B2D0563 ISBN: 9781407193458
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The Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon is a popular collection of books aimed at children aged 9-14. The series follows the misadventures of Tom Gates, a cheeky and creative young boy who is always getting into trouble.

The first book in the series, The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, introduces readers to Tom and his family. The book is written in a diary format, complete with doodles and sketches, which make it a fun and interactive read for kids. In the book, Tom deals with the ups and downs of school, navigates family drama, and tries to pursue his love of music.

One of the unique features of the Tom Gates series is its use of illustrations. Each book in the series is filled with Pichon's signature doodles and cartoons, which add a fun and playful element to the stories. The illustrations also serve as a visual aid for readers, helping them to understand the narrative and engage with the characters.

Titles in This Set:

  1. The Brilliant World of Tom Gates
  2. Excellent Excuses
  3. Everything's Amazing
  4. Genius Ideas
  5. Is Absolutely Fantastic

Another strength of the Tom Gates series is its relatability. Tom is a character that many kids will identify with - he's not perfect, he makes mistakes, and he sometimes struggles with school and family life. However, his resilience and sense of humour make him a lovable and relatable protagonist. Throughout the series, Tom deals with a range of challenges, from a troublesome older sister to a tough new teacher. The books explore themes such as friendship, creativity, and perseverance, and they offer valuable lessons and insights for young readers.

Tom Gates Genius Ideas (mostly) features more of Tom's misadventures as he navigates school, family life, and his love of music. In this instalment, Tom comes up with a variety of "genius ideas," including a DIY pirate radio station and a plan to make money selling eggs. The book is filled with Pichon's signature doodles and illustrations, which add a fun and playful element to the story. Tom Gates Genius Ideas is a humorous and relatable book that will appeal to fans of the series and new readers alike.

The Tom Gates series is a fun, engaging, and relatable collection of books that will appeal to young readers. The use of illustrations, humour, and relatable characters make the series a standout choice for children who may be hesitant to read longer, text-heavy books.

In conclusion, the Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon is a must-read for young readers who are looking for a fun and relatable series of books. The series offers valuable lessons and insights for kids while remaining light-hearted and entertaining. The series is a testament to the power of creativity, humour, and perseverance, and it is sure to capture the hearts of young readers everywhere.

From the publisher:

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates
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.

Excellent Excuses
No school for two whole weeks leaves Tom with heaps of time for the important things in life. Yeah! He can forget all about lessons and the irritating Marcus Meldrew, and save his energy for good stuff! Stuff like: inventing new ways to annoy his sister Delia. (So many). Band practice for the Dogzombies – rock stars in the making! Watching TV and eating caramel wafers; eating caramel wafers and watching TV. Excellent! But clouds are gathering on the horizon in the form of Tom’s weirdo big sister Delia. And when trouble collides with his brilliant plans, he’ll need all his excellent excuses... Crammed with scribbles, doodles, stories and sniggers, this hysterical journal brings you more manic mayhem from the crazy world of Tom Gates. HA HA HA!

Everything's Amazing
Back to school, but it's not all bad. Sports Day, the school fair and Tom's birthday are all coming up. And even better, his awful big sister Delia won't be at any of those events! On the downside, Granny Mavis is threatening to make his birthday cake - uh oh! But on the other hand, Mr Keen has asked Dogzombies to perform in front of the whole school! YEAH! Maybe they can even play at the school disco too. How can the term turn out any less than seriously amazing?


Follow Tom on his third set of cheeky and doodletastic adventures in this Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning series!

Genius Ideas
Seeing Delia without her sunglasses on is a BIG shock for Tom, but that's nothing compared with the surprise that Dad has in store with his new-found fitness regime! He says he's going to compete at the school Sports Day. Can you even imagine the horrendous shame that will bring? Meanwhile, Tom, Derek and Norman are also busy with a training regime of their own - practising with Dogzombies to make sure they're ready for the school talent show. The highs and lows of Tom's life are funnier and more extreme than ever in this fourth wicked diary from the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning series!

Is Absolutely Fantastic
This takes the form of Tom's battered homework diary - crammed with his doodles and stories. "Exciting News! Mr Fullerman announces that class 5F are going on an 'Activity Break'! Which should be fun. As long as I don't get stuck in a group with anyone who snores or worse still with. Marcus Meldrew. Delia is already threatening to paint my room funny colours while I'm away. Which is annoying. I just hope the only surprise I have when I get home is the new pet that I hear Mum and Dad talking about. Because I've always wanted a pet!"

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