Reader Reviewed Timmy Failure We Meet Again by Stephan Pastis

Timmy Failure We Meet Again

Written by Stephan Pastis
Part of the Timmy Failure Series

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Loveable world-class detective Timmy Failure is back for a new adventure. And his business partner and side-kick Total, a.k.a. the polar bear is with him, too. Timmy’s problem is that not everyone – and certainly not those who try to take charge of him like his teachers – realise just how important his work is! Can Timmy keep out of trouble at school and ahead of the game? There are laughs a plenty as Timmy finds himself in – and out - of some ludicrous situations.

The combination of hilarious words and drawings will have even the most reluctant readers laughing their way through another great story from Stephan Pastis. Global domination may well be just around the corner after all… ~ Julia Eccleshare

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Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Alice East, age 9 - 'It is a really funny book as he does lots of silly things and gets into LOADS of trouble.' Read full review >
  • Katie Johnson, age 10 - 'It was brilliant...I found myself laughing more and more after every turn of the page.' Read full review >
  • Lily Benner, age 9 - 'Timmy Failure does it again- he never fails to amuse!' Read full review >
  • Charlie Upchurch, age 10 - 'truly one of those laugh-your-head-off books.' Read full review >
  • Alex Faulkner, age 10 - 'An amazing funny book that everyone will enjoy.' Read full review >
  • William Sheehan, age 9 - 'I really enjoyed this book especially the pictures which were funny and bought Timmy and his gang alive.' Read full review >
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 9 - 'Timmy is a world class detective (but don't take this too seriously!) He lives with his Mum in a tall building and has a polar bear for a partner. I would highly recommend this book! It's awesome.' Read full review >
  • Alexander Bisland age 9 - 'I give the book 10/10 because: It’s funny. It’s easy to read. The pictures are very good. Please write another one Mr Pastis!' Read full review >
  • Dylan Sweet, age 11 - 'This third book in the hilarious detective series is about Timmy Failure. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I have.' Read full review >
  • Sam Harper, age 10 - 'A brilliant book which is so funny you'll want to read it again and again and it'll make you laugh every time. I love it! Read full review >
  • Traviss Chaytors, age 11 - 'A hilarious book all filled with laughs and jokes and it was really hard to stop reading! I loved the book so much and hope that Stephan Pastis will do more.' Read full review >
  • Emily Lonsdale, age 8 - 'Very funny, well written book, I loved it.' Read full review >
  • Lucy Minton, age 11 - 'Even more side-splitting than the last.  Perfect reading material.' Read full review >

See Sam Harper's video review below.

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Timmy Failure We Meet Again by Stephan Pastis

Perfect for fans of Wimpy Kid and Barry Loser, the third book in Stephan Pastis's bestselling Timmy Failure series sees Timmy striving for greatness once more - with unexpected consequences! Hilarious drawings add to the humour and make this book ideal for boys and girls aged 9+.

Timmy's detective agency is on the verge of global domination. Global riches. Global fame. And yet the gods are throwing him curveballs: for starters, he's on a trial period at school and to keep his place he has to get good grades and really behave. The fabled Miracle report will be the key to his success. It's dirty business. It's best you know nothing. But one thing is for sure - Timmy Failure will be triumphant again!

There are four books in this riotous series -

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done

Timmy Failure: We Meet Again

Timmy Failure: Santitized for Your Protection

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Praise for Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made - WINNER: Best Story Book ,
The Booktrust Best Book Awards 2014

“…A fabulously fun read and the line drawings are a treat. It’s original and quirky, with real heart.” Philip Ardagh, The Guardian

“Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made is one of those ‘laugh your head off and try not to be sick’ books.” Charlie, aged 9,

“This ironic, knowing, inspired book will prompt constant laughter.” The Sunday Times, Children’s Book of the Week

“This will be the best ever book you will read – it will glue you to the page like cheese stuck to the carpet.” Adam, aged 9,

Praise for Timmy Failure: Now Look What You’ve Done

“…readers will laugh out loud.” Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

“This is fantastic. I would recommend this to all fans of ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ and ‘Barry Loser’. It’s brilliantly funny, you’ll love it!” Sam, aged 10,

“…don’t be embarrassed to laugh out loud!” First News

“I was on the edge of my seat all the time. Stephan Pastis is a genius and his book had me gripped.” Lucy, aged 10,

About the Author

Stephan Pastis

Stephan Pastis is the author-illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Timmy Failure series. The first book, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, was a 2014 BookTrust Best Book Awards winner and listed as one of 100 Children's Modern Classics by The Sunday Times. Stephan is also the creator of the devoutly followed comic strip Pearls Before Swine, which appears in more than 700 newspapers worldwide, including the Metro. Stephan lives in northern California, USA.

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288 pages
Interest Age: From 8 to 12 years


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

7th January 2016




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