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Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff) (Tom Gates)


No school for two whole weeks leaves Tom with heaps of time for the important things in life. Yeah! He can forget all about lessons and the irritating Marcus Meldrew, and save his energy for good stuff! Stuff like: inventing new ways to annoy his sister Delia. (So many). Band practice for the Dogzombies – rock stars in the making! Watching TV and eating caramel wafers; eating caramel wafers and watching TV. Excellent! But clouds are gathering on the horizon in the form of Tom’s weirdo big sister Delia. And when trouble collides with his brilliant plans, he’ll need all his excellent excuses… Crammed with scribbles, doodles, stories and sniggers, this hysterical journal brings you more manic mayhem from the crazy world of Tom Gates. HA HA HA!

From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Best Book for Younger Readers – Red House Children’s Book Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 5 – 12 year-olds category comes the second amazing instalment of this brilliant series. The other titles in this series are: THE BRILLIANT WORLD OF TOM GATES (9781407120690); TOM GATES: EVERYTHING’S AMAZING (SORT OF) (9781407124414); TOM GATES: GENIUS IDEAS (MOSTLY) (9781407134505). This again takes the form of Tom’s battered homework diary – crammed with his scribbles and stories and is totally accessible for boys and girls and reluctant readers. Honest, silly, and laugh-out-loud funny, Tom Gates is a superb voice for children of 9+.

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic; 1 edition (1 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1407124404
  • ISBN-13: 978-1407124407
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.6 x 19.2 cm

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