I'm Tom Weekly. This is a nail-biting – make that toe-biting – thrill ride through my life.
This is where I pour out whatever’s inside my head. Like the time a bloodthirsty magpie out to get me. Or when I had to eat Vegemite off my sister’s big toe. And don’t forget the day I ate 67 hot dogs in ten minutes. My life gets a bit weird sometimes but that’s how I roll.
Top 3 reasons to read this book:
1. Cures for nits
2. Hover underpants
3. Instructions for teleporting
About the Author
Tristan Bancks is a children's and teen author with a background in acting and filmmaking. His books include Two Wolves (recognised as an Honour Book in the 2015 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, as well as winner of the YABBA and KOALA Children's Choice Awards), the My Life series (weird-funny-gross short stories featuring Tom Weekly) and Mac Slater, Coolhunter. His short films as writer and director have won a number of awards and have screened widely in festivals and on TV. Tristan is excited by the future of storytelling and inspiring others to create.
Gus Gordon is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and author. He has illustrated and written over 80 books for children. His illustrations are known for their loose and energetic line work, mixed media and humour. His writing is always anthropomorphic. He attributes this to his love of Kenneth Grahame's Wind in The Willows. Gus's first picture book, Wendy, was a Notable Book in the 2010 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Awards. His second picture book, Herman and Rosie, now published in twelve countries, has been internationally acclaimed and awarded. Somewhere Else was published by Penguin Random House Australia in 2016.
"A sort of Aussie tall-tale version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. . . . A good choice for kids drawn to the upside down and out-and-out disgusting, and they will also learn a bit about Australian culture along the way." --Booklist on My Life & Other Stuff I Made Up "A laugh-out-loud look at a boy's imagination with all of the bravado and cringe-worthy moments that readers might expect. . . . a good choice for reluctant readers. . . . another pick for readers looking for Diary of a Wimpy Kid read-alikes." --School Library Journal on My Life & Other Stuff I Made Up
Series: Tom Weekly
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 2nd April 2018
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.23