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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 — Timmys moms Segway — and what you have is Total Failure, Inc., a global enterprise destined to make Timmy so rich his mother wont have to stress out about the bills anymore. Of course, Timmys plan does not include the four-foot-tall female whose name shall not be uttered. And it doesnt include Rollo Tookus, who is so obsessed with getting into "Stanfurd" that he cant 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.

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"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.

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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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Candace @ LoveyDoveyBooks, March 3, 2013 (view all comments by Candace @ LoveyDoveyBooks)
Stephan Pastis's Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made is not a failure! Timmy delights readers with his experience as one of the best detectives in the world. He lays it all out from his questionable sleuthing skills to silly mishaps at home and school.

Timmy Failure is dead set on building his business into a detective agency empire, but he is not without trials: one being his lazy partner Total, who is also a polar bear, and others being his idiot best friend Rollo and his evil rival Corinna Corinna.

How Timmy describes those around him is almost so exaggerated you might wonder what's wrong with him. Timmy has a very strong voice which actually surprised me since he's an eleven-year-old. He expresses his opinions very decidedly. I find that his peculiar personality adds to his story's humor and helps readers understand where his super self-confidence comes from. Then, of course, there are the illustrations that provide further detail for whatever crazy plan goes wrong. Those drawings are like an extension of Timmy's voice and just as comical.

Pastis hits the mark when it comes to providing humorous entertainment for the middle grade age group. It's a big plus that adults and older teens will enjoy Timmy's antics as well. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made is the just the first installment in Stephan Pastis's debut series and the hilarious plot will surely tide you over until the next!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763660505
Author:
Pastis, Stephan
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Author:
Cornell, Kevin
Author:
Cheng, Andrea
Author:
John, Jory
Author:
Barton, Patrice
Author:
Barnett, Mac
Author:
Proimos, James
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
humor;mystery;fiction;funny;detective;kids
Subject:
Ethnic - Asian American
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
An Anna Wang novel
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-COLOR
Pages:
175
Dimensions:
8.38 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 6 up to 9

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Product details 175 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763660505 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by ,
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.
"Synopsis" by ,
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.
"Synopsis" by ,
Astute Anna discovers that sisterhood really can cross continents and cultures in this heartwarming fourth book in the Anna Wang series. Patrice Barton's lively and warm illustrations bring Anna's story to life.
"Synopsis" by , US
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