CBBC Office: Book Club: Genius Ideas (Mostly)
Hi everyone, Chris here! Welcome to the CBBC Book Club.
In this meeting we're talking about Tom Gates' Genius Ideas (Mostly) by Liz Pichon. So pick up a copy and get reading!
Thank you to BlueVioletHyperBobcat, ApricotCrankyKoala, StarstoneCreativeCheetah and CoralWhizzingJellyfish, who all suggested reading a book from the Tom Gates series.
You can read my description and review below. Leave a comment to let me know what you thought.
Read Chris's decription
This book is funny right from the start. Like, very funny. Not laugh-out-loud funny, but most certainly ten-chuckles-a-minute funny. The way Tom's thoughts jump around in the book so much means you can't help but relate to him - we all have those days where we're thinking too much about everything, and Tom definitely does that.
The book has a uniquely presented style as it's all 'handwritten' and utilises illustrations throughout, as 'Tom' doodles alongside his tales.
It certainly looks fun, and turning over each new page will give a wandering eye the tiniest glimpse of what's to come.
Read Chris' review
Personally, I always have a problem with diary-formatted tales, as I feel they focus on the mundane, unimportant little things sometimes just to seem more like a diary. So even though the book is a relatively quick read (despite being a mighty 306 pages), I found myself reading a bit a day, and revisiting the next day and so on.
However, I passed it to a friend for a night and they flew through it, so to each their own I suppose - perhaps you'll fly through it with ease!
A really cool visual treat with a few extras to give you stuff to do long after you've put the book down - I absolutely recommend this book to you guys and gals. Just don't overcook the sausages like Tom's dad, and I'm sure you'll be fine.
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