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Score: 9.3/10  [2 reviews]
4 out of 5
ProdID: 7571 - Tom Gates #12: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures
Author: Liz Pichon

Tom Gates #12: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures
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June 2017
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Tom Gates #12: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures product reviews

In the 12th hilarious instalment of Tom Gate, Mr Fullerman has a class assignment: a family tree! Tom is ready to learn all about the Gates family, his friends, and a furry creature (or two).

Read about the time he discovers how his mum and dad got together, just how much of their lives cats spend sleeping, and why peppermint ice cream is just WRONG!

But just what is that squeaking sound coming from Tom's shoes?

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Review by: holden05 (Tracy)
Dated: 30th of August, 2017

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This Review: 9.5/10
Score 10 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 9 out of 10
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

My miss 11 loves the books in this series, and she was looking forward to the latest instalment. The cover seems to draw children toward it, its a cute mix of cartoon images, a variety of fonts and some bright primary colours. Open the book and the pages themselves, are the same eclectic mix of cartoon images, and different fonts and font sizes on each page, adding a sense of fun to the book, before the reader even begins to become immersed within the story.

The story itself is written in the first person, our main character is annotating his day, he's a funny little guy, who seems to be easily distracted by his sense of fun, and this immediately makes me think he's going to get into a few tricky situations. The use of cartoons and different fonts allow young readers to emphasis the text in a very natural manner, making reading a fun and enjoyable experience.

I found myself drawn into the character, he has those terrible childhood experiences that all of us can identify with, such as his brand new shoes that his Mum brought, raspy shoes, which make a terrible noise as he walks the corridors of school, the more he tries to ignore them the louder they seem to get!
Of course the hero of this story has a great idea, nothing can go wrong when you implement a good idea... can it?

There is such a sense of fun through out the book, I can see readers of all ages enjoying this story, I found it such a delightful read, that I took on the task of reading it to my girl (who is very capable of reading it herself) out loud to her at night, as it was a fun experience for both of us. I can see why she is such a fan of these stories, and I recommend these books for young readers, This particular book has a great ending with a moral imparted behind it, (hard work brings rewards) and as a teacher I love books that are fun, easy to read, and have a great moral, embedded within the pages.

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Review by: mumkat (Kathaleen)
Dated: 28th of July, 2017

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This Review: 9.0/10
Score 9 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 9 out of 10
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 8 out of 10

My six year old loves the pictures in this book and try's to read it herself but with all the crazy fonts and sizes she struggles with some words. Reading about Toms family has made her want to learn more about her own family and left her questioning why we don't have pets (other than a barnyard of stuffed animals and a plastic jellyfish) and why snacking isn't a hobby. I've also had to explain to her that although some pictures look like they are for colouring in, they aren't. My 11 year old said the book was OK and a bit of a laugh but rather easy for her to read and was more of a quick read than a story. She related well to Tom with his noisy shoes and forgetting important things for homework.

I myself was taken back to my younger years as I haven't read a book like that in such a long time. I loved Tom's answers and responses to some of the questions/challenges put to him. I must admit I was a bit like that in school too. I recommend anyone with children around the 7-12 year range check out this book as well as the others by this author. I know I personally can't wait and being scholastic makes it even better and easier to get.

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