We have a Book Review today, by a child, for children. Namya, who is soon to be 8, was kind enough to agree to do a book review for us when we requested her for one. She had read this book recently and sent across the review to us within a couple of days. Thank you, Namya, for being so nice. Heartfelt thanks from Team IMC for this.

Here is a short introduction to Namya.

Namya who will soon be 8 years old, lives in Dubai. She just moved from Doha & since she is still making friends, books keep her busy. She likes all kinds of books but especially enjoys reading Tom Gates & Thea Stilton books. Apart from reading she enjoys swimming & karate. And she loves science too.

Over to Namya’s review.


I love reading books that are funny, but some are so interesting that even when I want to stop I have to know what happens next.

I would like to tell you about one such book.

It is titled Tom Gates- Excellent Excuses (and other good stuff) by L. Pichon, which we bought from Kinokuniya Book World in Dubai.

I was looking for some new books to read when my mother found Tom Gates books. There were tons of other Tom Gates books there. But I loved this book the best and started reading right away.

The book is about a boy named Tom Gates, who dislikes homework and cooks up excuses for his late homework. He is also a fan of a band called Dude 3. The book is full of interesting incidents- like when he has to do his review homework, has to find a new drummer for his band, the time he stays at his cousin’s house where they play a lot of pranks. At one time he has a tooth ache and can’t have sweets. He goes to his grandmother’s house who cooks tasty cookies which isn’t normal.

It was one of those books which are so gripping that I couldn’t keep it down. It was so good that I wanted to keep reading it even before we paid for it.

It was one of those books which are so gripping that I couldn’t keep it down. It was so good that I wanted to keep reading it even before we paid for it.

I recommend this book to be read by other 7 year old kids.


Thank you so much, Namya, for doing this review for us. We loved the fact that you took out time to write your thoughts on the book. Much thanks from Team IMC

Tom gate excellent excuses



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  1. Deeps

    Dear team IMC, a big heartfelt thank you for giving Namya this wonderful opportunity 🙂

    The book week is a great initiative that you have spearheaded. Here’s to more and more children getting driven to read and grow.

    Wishing you the very best for future!

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