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Excellent Excuses (and Other Good Stuff) : Tom Gates - Liz Pichon

Excellent Excuses (and Other Good Stuff)

Tom Gates

Hardcover Published: 9th February 2016
ISBN: 9780606379410
Number Of Pages: 352
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old

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Middle-school comedian, homework dodger, rock-star wannabe, master doodler Tom Gates is back with two more episodes full of visual humor and kid appeal. No school for two whole weeks! Now Tom has plenty of time for the good stuff, like finding new ways (so many!) to annoy his big sister, Delia. Or watching TV and eating caramel candy. Or most important, band practice for DOGZOMBIES in his best friend Derek s garage (while "not" encouraging Derek s 60s-music-crazed dad). All that stands between this band and rock greatness is, well, a song (besides "Delia s a Weirdo"). And finding a drummer. And landing a gig. Will Tom let a killer toothache and pesky overdue homework get in his way?"

Industry Reviews

Tom's doodles are appealing particularly the unsmiling, sunglasses-clad face of sister Delia, repeated whenever her name appears throughout Kirkus Reviews Middle grade readers looking for more books with "Wimpy-appeal" should find a lot to enjoy in this UK import. School Library Journal Pichon hits the elementary-school-boy sweet spot by blending humor and tween embarrassments (parents, having to wear teddy bear swimming trunks) with Tom's hilarious doodles and insights...Ample white space and illustrations make this perfect for reluctant readers or those not quite ready for Tom Angleberger's Origami Yoda series. Booklist Fans of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" are a natural audience for this British import, the second in a series that will surely please budding Anglophiles; an illustrated glossary of Britishisms is included. Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

I would read this book over and over.


Tom Gates loves doodling, so every page in this book is covered in pictures. I liked this book. It has a lot of funny parts in it.

Brisbane Queensland


Excellent Excuses (and Other Good Stuff)

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ISBN: 9780606379410
ISBN-10: 060637941X
Series: Tom Gates
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 9th February 2016
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.43

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