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Tom Gates #4: Genius Ideas (Mostly) Award-winning

by Liz Pichon (author) (UK edition)

Suitable for 9 - 12 years

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Product description

The fourth book in the bestsellingTom Gates series of books from the brilliantly talented Liz Pichon.Seeing Delia without her sunglasses on is a BIG shock, but that’s nothing compared with the surprise Dad has in store for me with his new found fitness regime. He says he’s going to compete at my Sport’s Day. Shame! Meanwhile Derek, Norman and I keep practicing in DOGZOMBIES so we’re really ready for the school Talent Show.

Tom Gates is a series of books in diary form

  • Full of Tom’s doodles and pictures& his amazing sense of humour
  • TheBrilliant World of Tom Gates,was the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize!
  • Perfect gifts for boys & girls who love to laugh themselves silly

Product Details


Tom Gates (book 4)





Date published

September 6th, 2012

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.0; Middle years; 2.0 points

Other details
  • 320 pages


UK edition



Liz Pichon

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  1. Pearl 113298

    on 15 November 2016

    Very good I recommend Tom gates he is very funny and cool. I like his books.

    5out of 5
  2. Storm 113293

    on 27 June 2016

    this book is so good i love it i love the way it is explained and really interesting I REALLY LOVE THIS !!!

    5out of 5
  3. Evie 113313

    on 9 April 2016

    This book is just so so good and also I would love to live his dream day.

    5out of 5
  4. Petula 113689

    on 9 March 2016

    It is amazing books

    4out of 5
  5. Petula 113689

    on 1 September 2015

    Genius idea for a book

    5out of 5
  6. Fairy thumb 11

    on 19 May 2015

    this is a funny book, and I find Tom HILARIOUS! I would recommend this book to many people who LOVE humour

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    on 9 March 2014

    I liked this book lots and I fully recommend it.

  8. 39c logo fullcolor 113549

    on 9 March 2014

    I loved this book absolutely amazing

  9. Avatar owl 761790

    on 8 March 2014

    This is amazing !!!

  10. Avatar owl 761790

    on 8 March 2014

    this book is so cool

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  12. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 7 March 2014

    This book is a great book for people like my age. I love this book because the pictures creates a image in my mind

    5out of 5
  13. Giraffe zebra 113509

    on 6 March 2014

    loved it!

    4out of 5
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  15. Fairy thumb 11

    on 24 January 2014

    it is the true definition of a funny comic book

    5out of 5
  16. Gruffalo 113679

    on 14 August 2013

    Love it

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    on 18 March 2013

    It’s fuuny, has its own sort of twist to the story, and is very, very humorous

  19. Default avatar

    on 7 March 2013

    This book is so funny and a defiant competitor of wimpykid

    5out of 5
  20. Avatar bat 761713

    on 5 March 2013

    These books are sooo funny couldn’t put it down

    5out of 5
  21. Default avatar

    on 5 November 2012

    I think that this book is very good because there are very funny parts which have drawings to go along with them. Also the book has stuff like diary features because Tom talks in first person and stuff like that.

    4out of 5
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    on 18 October 2012

    As ever one of the best books I have ever read!It is well illustrated and gives many laughs. The book had a great storyline which is like the normal life of a brother and sister that always argue.

    I rate this book 10/10, it’s definitely the biggest diary of a wimpy kid competitor- it’s also great to see that its British!

    Ben, aged 12

    Tom wants to apply for the school talent show with his band ‘DOG ZOMBIES’ because if they get through they get to met and hopefully perform to the one and only ‘DUDE 3!’. But they don’t know that yet because one of band mates ( Norman ) mishears things a lot of the time and he is the person who started the rumour off. Though Tom and his band mates are certain that maybe this time he was right. They thought this because their teacher (miss Nap) said that there is a famous band that is going to perform at the talent show that everyone knows. When they do there audition it goes terribly bad! A couple of weeks later they find out that they actually manage to get through to the actual talent show. When the day comes Tom decides to try and gel his hair up but is doesn’t go how he planed it to he has to borrow a brush from a girl in his class ( Amy ) but then the brush gets stuck in his hair! He decides not to do the talent show because he can not get the brush out and his band band mates need him so they do not do the talent show ether. The talent so goes brilliantly well! The time came when Tom and his band mates thought ’ DUDE 3!’ were coming on to perform , but hang on it isn’t ‘DUDE 3’ although the faces are familiar , who are these people . . .

    This book I think book is for 9 – 12 year olds.

    I think this book is for boys and girls because I am a girl and I loved it!

    I would say this book would be five out of five stars!

    I would recommend this book to all my friends and family.

    Charlotte, aged 9

  23. Avatar princess 761798

    on 15 October 2012

    This was the best book by FAR!!!! I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS BOOK I HOPE I CAN HAVE IT !!!!!!

    5out of 5
  24. Evie 113313

    on 22 August 2012

    It is so amazing and cool I wish I could read the rest . I’ll try to read the rest!

    5out of 5