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Tuesday 17 September 2019

Review: Tom Gates: Mega Make and Do and Stories Too

Liz Pichon's Tom Gates series is super popular and this is a great addition to it.

Tom Gates: Mega Make and Do and Stories Too is part novel and part activity book.

Everyone loves holidays and in this book the kids in school are excited about having a week off. They're even more excited when they find out there will be no homework.

What do you do on holiday, though? Tom has a mega plan for his break, starting with thinking about ideas for names for his friend's aunt's new puppy.

There's also drawing (dogs, his teacher and his sister), mazes, colouring, making a monster, cards and crocodiles. Not to mention paper bangers (remember them?), cake making, and card tricks. And that's just for starters.

Readers will be kept well entertained with Tom's commentary and by having a go at the same activities he does. While they are probably best for kids aged about 7 or 8 and older, younger children could try some of the activities as well, as long as they have adult help.

Look out for the other Tom Gates books, and check out Liz Pichon's website, too. It's chock-a-block full of fun stuff to do online, things to download and 'make and do' and other activities, news and information about new books.

Title: Tom Gates: Mega Make and Do and Stories Too
Author/Illustrator: Liz Pichon
Publisher: Scholastic Australia, $16.99
Publication Date: June 2019
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781743831595
For ages: 7+
Type: Junior fiction and activity book