Super Good Skills (Almost…) Tom Gates by Liz Pichon
Published by Scholastic Australia
How did I get to book number 10 and not have yet read Tom Gates??? My sons were even surprised they had done something mum hadn’t. So I delved into my first Tom Gates book. I love the concept of these books, an ordinary school kid with his mates trying to decide what snacks to have at brand practice or what Mr Fullerton might do or say today. In between pages the reader can draw, scribble or doodle their own things when prompted.
Tom and his family go on a holiday but much to Tom’s surprise Delia gets to bring her friend Avril. Of course things don’t go as planned, the weather, the villa is shabby and Avril talks in her sleep, amongst other things. I loved the humour in this story and may think carefully about my use of post it notes in the future.
Did I want to doodle in the book? Yes! Did I? No, because my son wanted to read the book too! Did I enjoy my first Tom Gates story? Yes! It was a great fun, humorous and quick read.
Tom Gates is popular as it caters for all different tastes of readers, from those who like a quick funny read to those that love the visual addition of the comic like illustrations and get to add picture or two themselves.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Liz Pichon
Title: Super Good Skills (Almost…) Tom Gates
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Published: June 2016