Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
Meet "detective" Timmy Failure, star of the kids’ comedy of the year. Created by New York Times best-selling cartoonist Stephan Pastis.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... show more
Meet "detective" Timmy Failure, star of the kids’ comedy of the year. Created by New York Times best-selling cartoonist Stephan Pastis.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. 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.
Publish date: February 26th 2013
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 294
Edition language: English
Series: Timmy Failure (#1)
This was a cute book. And hilarious. I was less than impressed by the plot, which was silly at best, but the character of Timmy Failure made up for it. I do believe that once my boys are around 8 or 9, they'll love this book, provided that, by that time, they like to read at all. Fingers crossed...
After readying so many intense books, this looked like a book along the lines of Wimpy Kid. And I liked Wimpy Kid. And I liked Timmy Failure too. The drawings really added to the book, and were worthy of a chuckle or too.This book was a quick read, which I really enjoyed. Nice good light reading...
This has 26 holds at our library, and I wanted to see if it was a good suggestion for Wimpy Kid lovers. It sort of is. The art is great, and I suspect the title and cover are a big reason for the high holds. It's definitely the style of Wimpy Kid, with the characters being possibly closer to upper-e...
The thing I like best about Timmy Failure is that in nearly every illustration he stares straight out at the reader with the intensity of a maniac. If the book is ever adapted into a movie I hope the child playing Timmy spends the entire movie staring straight at the camera regardless of what is hap...
An entertaining start to a series that will likely have a large, enthusiastic following, especially fans of the Wimpy Kid books.