Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (at Some Things) by Liz Pichon

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The award winning and hilarious Tom Gates series gets a welcome addition as the hapless Tom Gates shows that he is absolutely fantastic – at some things! This time, Class 5 are going on an activity weekend. Tom is, of course, very excited not only because it gets him away from his annoying sister but also because it will include rock climbing and kayaking. Only one thing can spoil it…Will Tom be lucky enough to avoid it?


Tom Gates is Absolutely Fantastic (at Some Things) by Liz Pichon

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 ge 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 hae when I get home is the new pet that I hear Mum and Dad talking about. Because I've always wanted a pet!

About the Author

Liz Pichon

Liz Pichon studied Graphic Design at Middlesex Polytechnic and Camberwell School of Art in London. She then worked in the music industry for Jive records as a designer and art director, organising photo sessions and designing record and CD covers. Since going freelance, her work has been used on many different products all over the world. From beach towels to fabric, calendars, mugs and games. She has worked on several successful ranges of cards, some of which are still selling today.

Liz lives with her husband and three children in Brighton.

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272 pages


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Publication date

4th April 2013




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