The Brilliant World Of Tom Gates
just got shortlisted for the ROALD DAHL FUNNY BOOK PRIZE.
Here's the review they gave it on the Book Trusted site:
Judges are Grace Dent, Michael Rosen
Tony Ross, Francesca Simon and Danny Wallace.
And this year children will have a
say in the winners too.
The ceremony is 8th November in London and
there are some fantastic books
on the shortlist.
There are two categories:
The Funniest Book for Children Aged Six and Under
- Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere
- Cats Ahoy! by Peter Bently, illustrated by Jim Field (Macmillan Children’s Books)
- First Week at Cow School by Andy Cutbill, illustrated by Russell Ayto (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
- Limelight Larry by Leigh Hodgkinson (Orchard)
- Marshall Armstrong is New to Our School by David Mackintosh (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
- A Place to Call Home by Alexis Deacon, illustrated by Viviane Schwarz (Walker)
- Animal Tales by Terry Jones, illustrated by Michael Foreman (Pavilion Children's Books)
- The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon (Scholastic)
- The Get Rich Quick Club by Rose Impey (Orchard)
- Letters from an Alien Schoolboy by Ros Asquith (Piccadilly Press)
- Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster by Joanna Nadin, illustrated by Jess Mikhail (Usborne)
- The Wrong Pong by Steven Butler, illustrated by Chris Fisher (Puffin)
I still can't believe I'm on the list!
Just to bring me BACK down to earth.
I walked into ANOTHER
spider web this morning
made me behave like I was being attacked
by an invisible
swarm of bees.
Then I looked down AND this slug
was by my feet.
DISGUSTING! It was MASSIVE.
It shrunk back when I put the
ruler next to it..
but you get the picture.
The whole garden seems to be
(or should I say WAS
by the most
ENORMOUS slugs have ever seen
They are (were) truly revolting.
Back to writing Tom Gates Book Three now.
(Which might include a chapter on monster slugs?)