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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)
Info:Walker (2013), Hardcover, 304 pages
Collections:Your library, Children's Lit & Picture Books
Rating:****
Tags:children, fiction, humour, primary school, school days, illustrated

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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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  BRCSBooks | Mar 30, 2014 |
  scducharme | Aug 25, 2013 |
Timmy is an aspiring detective, the problem is, he is completely clueless. Of course, he thinks he is a genius. As he tries to solve mysteries for his friends, he bumbles around and misses big clues and generally causing more trouble than when the mystery started.

I kept checking to see how many pages were left in this book. I don't know if kids are going to get how deluded the narrator is. If they do, then it's a funny book...if they don't then it's terrible. ( )
  agrudzien | Aug 4, 2013 |
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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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