This review is by Brendan and Finn, 2nd grade students in Mrs. Akey’s classroom at Howe Elementary School, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
The Tom Gates series is totally amazing. It is one of our favorites. The drawings are good and there are tons of funny parts.
The books were amazing because there were many things that happened to Tom Gates that seemed unbelievable. For example, he saw his teacher, Mr. Fullerman, outside of school at a concert … and he was wearing LEATHER pants! Wow!!!
The books were full of funny events, like the time Tom had to wear his friend, Derek’s, swimming trunks. The funny thing was that the swimming trunks had teddy bears on them, and they looked like Derek had worn them when he was four years old! Way too small!!!
The drawings in the books are great! We liked that they are pictures that we could draw ourselves. It actually looked like a kid drew them! There are also A LOT of drawings on each page. Most of them have some sort of label, and that makes the books easier to understand.