This is a great book if your reader:
Is beginning to read longer books. (Tom Gates can be dipped into as it is a diary).
Needs a book with little text on a page to build stamina and independence
Loves laugh out loud humour. Tom Gates is brilliant is a winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize
Wants a story with a likeable main character. who they feel they have lots in common with
Likes hilarious doodles that illustrate what's happening to Tom.