Book Reviews: ‘Tiny Bit Lucky’, Liz Pichon
Tiny Bit Lucky
by Liz Pichon Series: Tom Gates #7 Published by Scholastic
on 8 May 2014
From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013, comes the seventh amazing instalment of Tom Gates' adventures!
Tiny Bit Lucky by Liz Pichon
This is the latest book in Liz Pichon’s series, Tom Gates, and to me the best. I love the illustrations, and when the writing has different fonts it makes it even funnier! One of the characters, Mr. Fullerman, I really like because when he speaks what he says sounds sarcastic, but really he means it. In the book, Tom and his friend, Derek are having trouble with the girl who moved in next door…and her cat which wont stop bothering them. I found it really funny when Derek’s Dad even put a sign up saying ‘go away cat’.
Also, Tom is starting to get even more allergic to his grumpy sister Delia, so allergic that he might faint if he gets too close.
Tom is the kind of person that doesn’t like to go outside and prefers to stay in and watch his favourite cartoon, the Crazy Fruit Bunch…but his Dad loves Tom to play outside, like he supposedly used to. Dad drags Tom outside to make a kite, but Tom’s excuse is the same as always, “I wouldn’t mind going outside if we had a dog,”(hint, hint) But Tom’s chances of getting a dog are rather low, since Delia is allergic to them. Tom and his band are in for a challenge, as they are entering a band battle, held by their favourite comic and they are pretty desperate to win. Loads of bands are entering so Tom and his band need to get practicing if they want to get a place. But it is hard to practice if Derek’s Dad keeps playing his 50’s records super loud! I would give this book 5 stars, because it is the most hilarious book I have ever read. Really, any child would love it because it’s fun and a bit of a rest from proper books which I have to read.
Reviewed by Maisy Dawson