Cover image for Genius ideas (mostly) / Liz Pichon.
Genius ideas (mostly) / Liz Pichon.
Publication Information:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Scholastic Canada Ltd., 2014.

Physical Description:
307 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
General Note:
"First published in the UK by Scholastic Children's Books, 2012"--Title page verso.


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1 Bob Harkins Branch PIC Paperback Junior Fantasy / Sci-Fi
2 Bob Harkins Branch PIC Paperback Junior Paperback Fiction

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The highs and lows of Tom's life are funnier than ever in this fourth wicked diary in the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning series!

Seeing Delia without her sunglasses on is a big shock for Tom, but that's nothing compared to the surprise that Dad has in store with his new-found fitness regime! He says he's going to compete at the school Sports Day . . . can you even imagine the horrendous shame that will bring?

Meanwhile, Tom, Derek, and Norman are preparing for the school talent show. Tom is desperate to become a rock star . . . but will his band Dog Zombies actually get a chance to play, or will Tom's plans be thwarted by the Measly Marcus Meldrew?

This fourth book in the award-winning Tom Gates series is packed with cheeky antics and hilarious doodles. Plus: a doodle-filled glossary will help Canadian kids make sense of British terms (what IS a caramel wafer, anyway?).

Author Notes

When L. PICHON was little she was very keen on drawing Walt Disney characters and making stuff out of clay. Her mother said she was very good at "making a mess." This is still true today. Liz kept on drawing and has been a freelance illustrator and writer for many years now. She has won several awards for her books. She lives with her family in Brighton, England. Please visit her at .

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