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Sep 18 2013

Best Book Day Ever by L. Pichon

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Tom Gates. Scholastic Australia, 2013. ISBN 9781743620144.
(Age: 10+) Tom Gates Best Book Day Ever is part of a series and is a great book to read in the lead up to Book Week. Tom Gates, the main character, is getting ready for the Book Week parade and really wants to go as Iron Man. His mum steps in to help with the costume but it looks like he will go as a biscuit tin. How embarrassing!
Tom Gates Best Book Day Ever is set out with short, funny text and simple cartoons. Tom Gates is a funny narrator and talks about getting his costume ready, putting up with annoying Marcus and his ultimate embarrassing moment when he realises what his mum has attached his costume to. Boys, aged 10+ will enjoy reading about Tom's antics and the mixture of text, quirky font and illustrations makes it look like there are more pictures than writing (a great way to attract reluctant readers).
Kylie Kempster

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