The Brilliant World Of Tom Gates (#1)
Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks; spilt water; and, lightning. Tom's exercise book is full of his doodles, cartoons and thoughts, as well as comments from his long-suffering teacher, Mr Fullerton. After gaining five merits for his "Camping Sucks" holiday story, Tom's work starts to go downhill - which is a pity, as he's desperate to impress Amy Porter, who sits next to him...
Winner of Roald Dahl Funny Prize: The Funniest Book for Children Aged Seven to Fourteen 2011 and Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Fiction 5 - 12 Category 2012.