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Feb 09 2015

Tom Gates Absolutely Brilliant Big Book of Fun Stuff by L. Pichon

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Scholastic, 2014. ISBN 9781743629444
Recommended for 8-10 year olds. Mr Fullerman has given each student in Tom's class a HUGE book to fill up with all kinds of things that don't fit in our normal-size books. One of the first tasks is to create crazy hairstyles for the upcoming school photos. Of course, there's a school photo disaster story, Mum loves to hang each dodgy one up on the walls, much to Tom's embarrassment. Luckily, he's ready with advice - scoffing messy food beforehand is not a good idea! He's delighted to discover dodgy school photos of Mum, Dad, Delia even Granddad. Even author Liz Pichon adds one of her own rather grumpy looking photos.
This brilliant big book is filled to the brim with puzzles, doodles, drawing tips and craft projects. Test your Tom Gates knowledge with a quiz, learn all about excuses for not handing in homework. Of course, there's a Biscuit Chat and a pyramid of Tom's top 5 biscuits and Granny Mavis's Fish Biscuit Recipe.
What a wonderful fun-filled activity book, a great present for a fan of the series.
Rhyllis Bignell

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