Packed with hilarious tales of the everyday life of rambunctious 10 year old, titles in the Tom Gates series are some of the bestselling fiction books across the world. Liz Pichon’s incredible series has been translated into 44 languages and sold more than eleven million copies worldwide. The books are narrated by Tom himself, who uses the books as his personal diary. Heavily illustrated with copious doodles, descriptions turn into hilarious drawings where imagination runs wild.
Readers are introduced to Tom’s best mate Derek, who is also his neighbour, and band mate in the cool band Dog Zombies! We meet Tom’s grumpy older sister Delia, who is on the receiving end of a lot of Tom’s cheeky and audacious pranks. Not forgetting Tom’s annoying arch enemy - Marcus, who he has to sit next to everyday in class… Tom navigates all the ups and downs of growing up, making friends, getting through school and avoiding as much homework as possible!
Tom Gates books are perfect for kids ages 9 and up. Tom Gates’ illustrated his life and shares his wide imagination through creative drawings. The exaggerated words in a flurry of fonts, and BRILLIANT doodles(!) makes these fiction books a unique, accessible read. Tom Gates has dyslexia, just like his creator Liz Pichon. This gives kids with learning difficulties a boost of confidence, and supports access to the enjoyment of reading.
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