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Liz Pichon is a British illustrator and children's writer. She studied graphic design in the Camberwell School of Art in London. She worked as art director in the musical label Jive Records. Afterwards she started working as a freelance illustrator and writer of children's books. She also writes mostra'n més the Tom Gates Series. Her titles include: The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, Tom Gates Everything's Amazing (sort of), Tom Gates Best Book Day Ever! and Tom Gates Super Good Skills (Almost). Her children's title The Very Ugly Book became well known in Worldcat Libraries. Her awards include the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, The Red House Book Award Best Book for Young Readers, the Waterstone¹s Best Fiction for 5-12 year olds Prize, and the Blue Peter Award for Best Story. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Liz Pichon

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates (2011) 517 exemplars
Penguins (2008) 293 exemplars
Tom Gates: Genius Ideas (Mostly) (2012) 255 exemplars
The Very Ugly Bug (2004) 203 exemplars
Yes! No (Maybe...) (Tom Gates) (2015) 199 exemplars
A Tiny Bit Lucky (Tom Gates) (2014) 194 exemplars
I'm Bored! (2005) 125 exemplars
The Three Horrid Little Pigs (2008) 96 exemplars
Tom Gates 15: What Monster? (2018) 80 exemplars
Shoe Wars (2020) 40 exemplars
My Big Brother, Boris (2004) 37 exemplars
Hot Dogs and Cool Cats (1996) 20 exemplars
My Little Sister, Doris (2008) 16 exemplars
Old Macdonald's Farm (2002) 14 exemplars
Miss Polly Had a Dolly (2003) 5 exemplars
Tom Gates, Band 11 (2017) 3 exemplars
If I Were a Fluffy Duck (Elc) (1999) 3 exemplars
Tom Gates The Music Book (2019) 3 exemplars
Old Macdonald's 1, 2, 3 (2002) 2 exemplars
tom gates (2022) 2 exemplars
Tom Gates 8 Book Set Sppecial (2014) 2 exemplars
Alphabet 1 exemplars
Tom Gates Box Set (2013) 1 exemplars
If I Were a Tiger Cub (ELC) (1999) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Spinderella (2002) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions110 exemplars
The Little Red Hen (First Favourite Tales) (1992) — Il·lustrador — 29 exemplars
Dave (2009) — Il·lustrador — 19 exemplars
Swallows and Spiders : Two Stories in One! (2012) — Il·lustrador — 8 exemplars


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London, England, UK



Independent Reading Level: Grade PK-2
annamatthews75 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Apr 26, 2023 |
Strictly speaking, this story was more fun than finding your FAVORITE shoes on sale in every color of the rainbow in EXACTLY your size!

There are characters you won't soon forget, plots that are so devious you'll question giving the benefit of the doubt to everyone, creativity that will boggle your mind, and so many laughs and guffaws to be had, you'll end up with a showbox size tummy ache by book's end. Ruby and Bear are a great duo and seriously have each other's backs. Their father was some adult readers could also relate to, as was Betty, because he cared about his family and friends so much, he was willing to put his dreams and aspirations to the side to provide for them. Even with the loss of their mother (most mysteriously!), he picked up the pieces of his heart's loss and provided a good life...despite wedge shaped black hole in it. Speaking of wedges (and I'm sorry, but I definitely don't find them comfortable!), Wendy Wedge was a seriously unexpectedly dastardly baddie, and TOE-tally deserves everything she has coming...the spoils of which I shall not reveal, but trust me when I say, you'll be in awe of how far the perceived mighty fall.

One thing, I found surprising, but refreshing all the same as that the author doesn't pull any punches! There are no mysterious happy endings, no escaping by the skin of their teeth moments, and no unbelievable outcomes to some truly cringe worthy situations. If they get into trouble, in trouble they stay until they work their way out of it. If they are being followed by Mr. Creeper, then they are being followed and most definitely aren't able to shrug him off their trail (though Shoo - the cat - seriously manages some astounding feats!). If they are trying to hide something they shouldn't know, do, or have, then like most gets out. If they are suppose to be listening to their father and staying out of trouble, then they are probably getting into it like most kids will do. The point FUNtastic and punny as the story is, it still feels REAL. Sure, every page is littered with shoe puns of every sort, from images to story, names to places, heck, even the chapters aren't chapters...they're SIZES...but everyone was written with such heart, that ultimately you have a great time, while still feeling like you're stepping into some mighty powerful shoes.

**copy received for review; opinions are my own
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GRgenius | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jul 31, 2022 |
This book is about when Tom and his friends find out that there is a new doodling wall at school, but when they doodle on the wrong wall there is some explaining to do. Tom's doing everything possible to stay out of trouble, but somehow he's got THREE sad faces on the school achievement chart! And getting another sad face means Mr Fullerman won't let him go on the SCHOOL TRIP! Moany Marcus Meldrew is making things worse and now Tom's annoyed by his grumpy sister Delia. Can his best friend Derek help? Will Rooster the dog stop eating his homework?

This book was very interesting and funny, Liz Pichon used multiple plots in the story to hook the reader in. The book also uses comedy and the fact that Tom’s life is so full of adventure and wildness. I rate this book a 7/10 and recommend this book to 8-10 yr olds.
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firelion | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Nov 5, 2021 |
Ressenya escrita per a Crítics Matiners de LibraryThing .
This book was read by my sons. Both of them enjoyed the storyline and finished it in a couple of days (it was engaging). They particularly enjoyed the main character. Definitely a series worth checking out at the library.
adamps | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Jun 14, 2021 |


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