Tom Gates: Excellent Excuses (and Other Good Stuff)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 5S3.917045
Middle-school comedian, homework dodger, rock-star wannabe, master doodler—Tom Gates is back with two more episodes full of visual humor and kid appeal.

No school for two whole weeks! Now Tom has plenty of time for the good stuff, like finding new ways (so many!) to annoy his big sister, Delia. Or watching TV and eating caramel candy. Or most important, band practice for DOGZOMBIES in his best friend Derek’s garage (while not encouraging Derek’s ’60s-music-crazed dad). All that stands between this band and rock greatness is, well, a song (besides "Delia’s a Weirdo"). And finding a drummer. And landing a gig. Will Tom let a killer toothache and pesky overdue homework get in his way?
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published on May 12, 2015 by Candlewick
ISBN-10: 0763674745
ISBN-13: 9780763674748
17 Book Reviews
  • Rachelover 1 year
    My favroute book in the world so far! A excellent and funny book for children. Well done liz pinchon!!!!!
    • gusto
      gustoalmost 4 years44 stars
      TOM GATES IS AWESOME!!
      • pattorules90over 4 years
        I think it is cool and adventurous go through making excuses and getting into trouble but with a nasty tooth infection and trying to find a new drummer it is going to take a lot of skills to do it.But when someone is found out cheating it is up to Tom to find out who it is. I rate this book 5 stars because it made me lol and it is adventurous
        • igskred
          igskredalmost 5 years55 stars
          i have alredy got the book up 2 pg 240
          • igsocean
            igsoceanalmost 5 years
            Its is so cool
            • belizey
              belizeyabout 5 years55 stars
              this book is so cool I like this book because tom is a boy about my age and has a lot of zest its really funny ecspecailly toms escuses.
              • cutiepatuty
                cutiepatutyabout 5 years
                Now when I get caught I'll have the perfect excuses!
                • igskred
                  igskredalmost 5 years55 stars
                  me 2 got lost of excuses
                • saeni
                  saeniabout 5 years55 stars
                  This book was really awesome.It was crack up, Tom Gates is a boy who you probably can compare your life with.It's really funny and it has illustrations I recommend this book you should totally read it!
                  • maxh12345
                    maxh12345about 6 years
                    i loved it
                    • igskred
                      igskredalmost 5 years55 stars
                      me 2
                    • penguin313
                      penguin313about 6 years55 stars
                      A funny and cute book I won from IDOGO. Tom is back, and he has homework excuses, Marcus problems, and a new drummer for his band.