Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis
Mistakes Were Made

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Timmy Failure is a fabulously fun read and the line drawings are a treat. It's original and quirky, with real heart.
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Meet "detective" Timmy Failure, star of the kids’ comedy of the year. Created by New York Times best-selling cartoonist Stephan Pastis. Take 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. With perfectly paced visual humor, Stephan Pastis gets you snorting with laughter, then slyly carries the joke a beat further — or sweetens it with an unexpected poignant moment — making this a comics-inspired story (the first in a new series) that truly stands apart from the pack.
 

About Stephan Pastis

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Stephan Pastis is the creator of Pearls Before Swine, an acclaimed comic strip that appears in more than six hundred newspapers and boasts a devoted following. His 2011 compilation Larry in Wonderland debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for paperback graphic novels. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made is his first book for young readers. He lives in Northern California.
 
Published February 26, 2013 by Candlewick. 320 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction
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Reviewed by superspy on Apr 27 2013

The story is all written from Timmy's point of view, like a diary. There are also pictures, drawn by Timmy with funny captions. This book made me laugh a lot. I love lines like "Shut your mouth, ye lover of raisins!'

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Reviewed by Philip Ardagh on Apr 12 2013

...Timmy Failure is a fabulously fun read and the line drawings are a treat. It's original and quirky, with real heart. And – shucks – that's good enough for me.

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Reviewed by Philip Ardagh on Apr 12 2013

Timmy Failure is a fabulously fun read and the line drawings are a treat. It's original and quirky, with real heart.

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