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Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (edition 2013)

by Stephan Pastis (Author), Stephan Pastis (Illustrator)

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Title:Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
Authors:Stephan Pastis (Author)
Other authors:Stephan Pastis (Illustrator)
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Tags:children, fiction, humour, primary school, school days, illustrated

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This is a great book for kids who have read the Wimpy Kid series and are looking for something new to read. Written by Stephan Pastis, the creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine, this is a novel/graphic novel hybrid that introduces a soon-to-be-internationally known kid detective, Timmy Failure. With that last name, what could go wrong? He has a pet polar bear, who is his partner in the detective business, a best friend named Rollo Tookus, a possibly-killer local tattooed/biker-librarian named Flo, and an evil nemesis whose name we cannot mention. Timmy does not lack for confidence, but his detective skills might be a little iffy! There is a ton of laugh out loud moments! Told in first person we see events through Timmy's eyes. The moments when you realize his distorted perspective of the world are some of the funniest! ( )
  stephanie.croaning | Sep 28, 2014 |
This is exactly the kind of book I usually do circles around, biding my time before finally sucumbing to its pages. It's exactly the kind of humor I avoided when I was a kid myself (considering myself way too sophisticated as I indulged my inner Laura Ingalls Wilder) and after the string of Wimpy Kid copy-cats disappointments, I assumed this would just be another sad attempt for the Wimpy Kid set. Au contraire. This snappy novel by Stephan Pastis positively sings: it is sly, it is humorous, it is sweet, and it is edgy in all the right ways. It is just the kind of smart, funny book I want to hand to my readers, particularly (as you can guess), my reluctant boy readers. They will eat this up, every bit of verbosity, every imaginary polar bear, every missing Segway, and every Weevil Bun. Because, (insert sheepish admittance), so did I. ( )
  Mad.River.Librarian | Apr 23, 2014 |
Timmy Failure is a boy who runs a detective agency in his spare time with his best friend a polar bear. He is completely clueless when it comes to solving mysteries and is in competition with she who must not be named while Molly Moskins is in love with him. One of those boy-with-overactive-imagination stories that fans of DOAWK will love. The prologue is very good and had me hooked at the start.
  nicsreads | Apr 1, 2014 |
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Meet Timmy Failure, the founder, president, and CEO of the best detective agency in town, probably the nation. And his lazy sidekick, Total, a 1,500-pound polar bear.

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