Tom Gates: Excellent Excuses (and Other Good Stuff)
No school for two whole weeks! Now Tom has plenty of time for the good stuff, like finding new ways (so many!) to annoy his big sister, Delia. Or watching TV and eating caramel candy. Or most important, band practice for DOGZOMBIES in his best friend Derek's garage (while not encouraging Derek's '60s-music-crazed dad). All that stands between this band and rock greatness is, well, a song (besides "Delia's a Weirdo"). And finding a drummer. And landing a gig. Will Tom let a killer toothache and pesky overdue homework get in his way?
- Hardback | 352 pages
- 159 x 197 x 29mm | 420g
- 12 May 2015
- Candlewick Press,U.S.
- Massachusetts, United States
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Middle grade readers looking for more books with "Wimpy-appeal" should find a lot to enjoy in this UK import.
--School Library Journal
Pichon hits the elementary-school-boy sweet spot by blending humor and tween embarrassments (parents, having to wear teddy bear swimming trunks) with Tom's hilarious doodles and insights...Ample white space and illustrations make this perfect for reluctant readers or those not quite ready for Tom Angleberger's Origami Yoda series.
Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid are a natural audience for this British import, the second in a series that will surely please budding Anglophiles; an illustrated glossary of Britishisms is included.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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