This takes the form of Tom's battered homework diary - crammed with
his doodles and stories.
Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks
- spilt water - lightning...
Tom's exercise book is full of his doodles, cartoons and thoughts,
as well as comments from his long-suffering teacher, Mr Fullerton.
After gaining five merits for his CAMPING SUCKS holiday story,
Tom's work starts to go downhill - which is a pity, as he's desperate
to impress Amy Porter, who sits next to him...
When my teacher, Mr Fullerman, doesn't have his beady eyes on me, I like to draw pictures and write stories about stuff, like when we had the worst holiday ever (camping sucks), and when my parents came to school for parents' evening (groan). And about how Marcus Meldrew is the most annoying boy in the world. All I want to do is get tickets to see the best band ever, DUDE3, when they come to town. It's not easy when I'm up against Delia, my weirdo big sister, and all my plans seem to get me into major trouble...