Tom Gates #20: Happy to Help (eventually) Award-winning author by Liz Pichon (author) (UK edition)

Happy to Help (eventually)

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The top-of-the-class, extra special 20th book from multi-million copy selling author and illustrator Liz Pichon. A feel-good, laugh-out-loud, packed-with-pictures Tom Gates story! It’s TIDY UP Saturday, but Tom is VERY busy relaxing and not helping out much. Until he spots the art box of his dreams in a shop window and everything changes. He’s suddenly focused on earning extra pocket money and helping with EVERYTHING. But nothing quite goes to plan. Washing and shrinking Delia’s clothes isn’t a good start. And the hours spent carefully cleaning cars with Derek are ruined overnight when a storm hits Oakfield Town, causing even MORE chaos. At this rate it’s going to take a MILLION years for Tom to get the art box of his dreams… or will it?


  • Written in diary form
  • Every page STUFFED full of laughs, stories, doodles and creative FUN
  • The Brilliant World of Tom Gates was the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize!
  • Perfect gifts for boys & girls who love to laugh themselves silly
  • The first series of The Brilliant World of Tom Gates won the Scottish BAFTA for Entertainment!

Don’t miss Shoe Wars - the epic standalone by Liz Pichon.

Our October 2022 Ages 7-8 Book of the Month

Our book of the month for children ages 7+ is the brand new Tom Gates book: Happy to Help (Eventually). This is the twentieth book in Liz Pichon’s best-selling series and is sure to be a hit with any existing Tom Gates fans, or any fans of highly illustrated series such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Dork Diaries.

This is a feel-good, laugh-out-loud story; every page is stuffed full of laughs, stories, doodles and creativity! The Tom Gates series is a perfect way to get reluctant readers interested in books.

Olivia - Book Club Editor, Ages 7+
Olivia - Book Club Editor, Ages 7+

Product Details


Tom Gates (book 20)







Date published

October 13th, 2022

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.9; Middle years; 3.0 points

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  • 256 pages



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  1. Eesa
    on 18 November 2022

    Tom gates

    Very good book!I recommend it.

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