Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans
About the book
The fourteenth title in the bestselling series, from the brilliantly talented Liz Pichon. This book is VERY important because it contains BISCUITS, BANDS and all my (doodled) plans to make DogZombies the BEST band in the world. MY VERY BIG PLAN: 1. Write more songs about VERY important things like...... biscuits 2. Make sure there's a good supply of SNACKS for our band practice 3. Avoid Delia at ALL COSTS, she thinks I've been SNOOPING in her room. (I have.) 4. DOODLE as much as possible, especially if Marcus is watching ABOUT THE SERIES: Written in diary form Full of Tom's doodles and pictures & his amazing sense of humour The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, was the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize! Perfect gifts for boys & girls who love to laugh themselves silly Love Tom Gates? Don't miss Liz Pichon's spectacular Shoe Wars, a laugh-out-loud, gadget-packed adventure!
Liz Pichon Biography
Liz Pichon (born 16 August 1963) is a British author and illustrator of children's books. She is best known for her Tom Gates series of "satirical realist comedy fiction", which has been translated into 43 languages and sold more than eight million copies worldwide.
Early lifePichon was born on 16 August 1963 in London, England. She is the daughter of Francis and Joan Pichon. She received a BA in graphic design at the Camberwell School of Art. Her first job was as an art director for the music label Jive Records, a position she held between 1987 and 1990.Her best-selling and multi-award-winning Tom Gates series was first published in 2011. There are currently 19 books in the Tom Gates series, as well as a special £1 book produced for World Book Day in 2013, a Tom Gates Annual, a Tom Gates Activity Book and a Tom Gates Music Book. In 2016 Pichon created the "Kids' Tapestry", a children's version of the Bayeux Tapestry, featuring historical events to the mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.In 2017 Pichon, Horsenden Primary School and her publisher, Scholastic Children's Books, broke the world record for the largest disco dance.Shoe Wars, Pichon's new middle-grade title, was published in October 2020. A new television series based on the Tom Gates books is currently airing on Sky in 2021.
Personal lifePichon is dyslexic, like her character Tom Gates. In 1990, she married Mark Flannery and they have three children: one son and two daughters. They currently live in Brighton.
Outside of Tom GatesMy Big Brother, Boris (Scholastic, 2004) Bored Bill (Little Tiger, 2015) Penguins (London: Gullane Children's Books, 2008) The Three Horrid Pigs and the Big Friendly Wolf (Little Tiger, 2008); US title, The Three Horrid Little Pigs (Tiger Tales, 2008) Shoe Wars (Scholastic UK, 2020)
As illustrator only (selected)Twilight Rhymes Moonlight Verse, compiled by Mary Joslin (Oxford: Lion Children's Books, 1997) Spinderella, written by Julia Donaldson (Egmont UK, 2002) Beautiful Bananas, Elizabeth Laird (Oxford, 2003) The Three Billy Goats Fluff, Rachael Mortimer (Hodder Children's Books, 2010) Red Riding Hood and the Sweet Little Wolf, Rachael Mortimer (Hodder, 2012)
Tom Gates seriesThe Brilliant World of Tom Gates (2011) Tom Gates: Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff) (2011) Tom Gates: Everything's Amazing (Sort Of) (2011) Tom Gates: Genius Ideas (Mostly) (2012) Tom Gates Is Absolutely Fantastic (at Some Things) (2013) Tom Gates: Best Book Day Ever! (so far) (2013) Tom Gates: Extra Special Treats (not) (2013) Tom Gates: A Tiny Bit Lucky (2014) Tom Gates: Yes! No (Maybe... ) (2015) Tom Gates: Top of the Class (Nearly) (2015) Tom Gates: Super Good Skills (Almost...) (2016) Tom Gates: DogZombies Rule (For Now) (2016) Tom Gates: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures (2017) Tom Gates: Epic Adventure (kind of) (2017) Tom Gates: Totally Brilliant Annual (2017) Tom Gates: Biscu ... Read full biography
|Languages:||| English ||
|Publication date:||June 4, 2019|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||London, United Kingdom|