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Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (Timmy Failure)by Stephan Pastis
Synopses & Reviews
andldquo;A double helping of fun and mischief!andrdquo;
andmdash;Jeff kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
andmdash;Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants series
Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town thatandrsquo;s famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the townandrsquo;s best prankster, but Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he is going to have to raise his game.
Itandrsquo;s prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen: a prank so huge that it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder proud.
In The Terrible Two, bestselling authors and friends Mac Barnett and Jory John have created a series that has its roots in classic middle-grade literature yet feels fresh and new at the same time.
andldquo;The pranks, the brotherhood, the art, the heart! Whatandrsquo;s not to love about the Terrible Two?andrdquo;
andmdash;Sara Pennypacker, author of the Clementine series
andldquo;You donandrsquo;t have to be a cow, like cows, or even know a cow to love the Terrible Two.andrdquo;
andldquo;This book is terrible! Terribly funny, terribly full of pranks, and terribly wonderful.andrdquo;
andmdash;Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheese Man and the Frank Einstein series
andldquo;The Terrible Two are my kind of kids. And whatandrsquo;s more, theyandrsquo;re kidsandrsquo; kind of kids.andrdquo;
andmdash;Annie Barrows, author of the Ivy and Bean series
"Mysteries abound in the first children's book from Pastis, creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine. Who stole the Halloween candy of Timmy's classmate Gabe? Who is the mysterious girl Timmy refuses to discuss? Why is no one fazed that Timmy has a pet polar bear named Total? Fortunately, Timmy is an aspiring detective, who believes his agency, Total Failure Inc. ('We won't fail, despite what the name says'), is 'on the verge of being a Fortune 500 company.' Unfortunately, Timmy is a terrible sleuth, who doesn't leap to the wrong conclusions so much as cannonball into a swimming pool full of them. His narration reveals an impressive command of business-speak (he doesn't talk with his single mother — he teleconferences), while the wide-eyed characters resemble a cross between the work of George Booth and Sara Varon. Pastis has assembled an eccentric and funny cast (running gags revolve around Total's voracious appetite and a librarian who looks like one of the Hells Angels), yet there are also touching interactions to be found, particularly between Timmy and his mother. Ages 8 — 12. Agent: Daniel Lazar, Writers House." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
The thirdand#160;chapter book sequel to The Year of the Bookand#160;and The Year of the Baby, eleven-year-old Anna takes a trip to China and learns more about herself and her Chinese heritage.
Three comic books in one, this graphic collection of The Many Adventures of Johnny Mutton, Johnny Mutton, He's So Him!, and Mutton Soup: More Adventures of Johnny Muttonand#160;willand#160;tickle the funny bone from beginning to end. Includes a new bonus story about the boy-sheep Johnny Mutton and an author QandA.
In the fourth chapter book sequel to The Year of the Book, The Year of the Baby, and The Year of the Fortune Cookie, twelve-year old Anna learns how to overcome conflict to build enduring friendships.
Inand#160;thisand#160;rib-tickling illustrated middle grade novel, video game obsessed Pete Watson discovers the only thingand#160;scarier thanand#160;espionage is the girl of his dreams.
When videogame obsessed Pete Watson discovers his dad is not only a super-spy but has been kidnapped and is now trapped inside a video game, he has to use his super gaming skills and enter the game to rescue him.and#160;and#160;Willand#160;he be able to save his friends and family and the entire worldand#160;from giant mechanical cockroaches and a massive cyber attackand#160;set to take down the world's network?and#160;and#160;And if he succeeds, who will save Pete from his massive crush on Callie Midwood?
and#160;and#160;and#160;From the comedic mind of Joe Schreiber (Lenny Cyrus School Virus, Au Revoir Crazy European Chick, Perry's Killer Playlist), comes anand#160;action-packed Alex Rider-meets-Greg Heffleyand#160;middle grade romp that grabs readers by the funny bone and doesn't let go!and#160;Illustrated throughout with black and white comic drawings byand#160;Andy Rash.
On their own, pranksters Miles and Niles were pretty devious. Now that theyandrsquo;ve formed a pranking duo, theyandrsquo;re terrible! But their powers will be tested when their favorite nemesis, Principal Barkin, is replaced by his stern and cunning father, Former Principal Barkin. Now Miles and Niles will do just about anything to get their old antagonist backandmdash;including pranking alongside him.
Authors and friends Mac Barnett and Jory John andldquo;are in perfect comic harmonyandrdquo; (Publishers Weekly) in this series that celebrates inventiveness, friendship, and the power of teamworkandmdash;for good, or for terrible.
About the Author
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.
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