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Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (edition 2013)

by Stephan Pastis, 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
Tags:children, fiction, humour, primary school, school days, illustrated

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Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis

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Take eleven-year-old Timmy Failure — the clueless, comically self-confident CEO of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation. Add his impressively lazy business partner, a very large polar bear named Total. Throw in the Failuremobile — Timmy’s mom’s Segway — and what you have is Total Failure, Inc., a global enterprise destined to make Timmy so rich his mother won’t have to stress out about the bills anymore. Of course, Timmy’s plan does not include the four-foot-tall female whose name shall not be uttered. And it doesn’t include Rollo Tookus, who is so obsessed with getting into "Stanfurd" that he can’t carry out a no-brainer spy mission. From the offbeat creator of Pearls Before Swine comes an endearingly bumbling hero in a caper whose peerless hilarity is accompanied by a whodunit twist ( )
  cay250 | Dec 28, 2014 |
  mrsforrest | Oct 31, 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 |
  BRCSBooks | Mar 30, 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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