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The Book You're Not Supposed to Have

Written by Stephan Pastis
Part of the Timmy Failure Series

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In a nutshell: absurd comedy genius | Timmy Failure is the best worst detective in children’s fiction, and a wonderful comic creation. In this adventure he’s having to ply his trade very surreptitiously indeed – Mum has banned all detective work until the school holidays. To make things worse, forced to share his room with his cousins, he must set up his office in a garden shed at the local hardware superstore, a place referred to always as Home Despot. Additional trials in Timmy’s life include piano lessons, and trips to orthodontist Mr A Goni. The plot brings even the most surreal strands together and it’s very satisfying. Timmy narrates with the exasperated air of the misunderstood genius and his version of events is just one of the things that makes these books so enjoyable.

Timmy Failure will appeal to fans of those other thwarted heroes Tom Gates, Barry Loser and Greg Heffley. ~ Andrea Reece

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  • Alice East, age 11 - 'This book is 100% funny, makes you laugh out loud and I really hope that Stephen Pastis writes more books soon.'
  • Isaac East, age 10 - 'I would recommend this book to Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans and children who like a laugh...the funniest Timmy Failure so far'
  • Sam Harper, age 11 - 'Forget the summer holidays, forget your birthday, and forget Christmas even, I can guarantee that this is what you’ve been waiting for. I’ve read it again and again and I just can’t stop laughing.'
  • Alexander Bisland, age 11 - 'This fun filled comedy keeps you laughing until the end. I recommend that you read the other books in the series first so you understand what happens and you know the characters better.'
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 11 - 'If you like crazy stories that are hilarious, then this is THE book for you. The story and illustrations are so crazy and funny. Once you start reading, you just can't put it down.'
  • Farah, age 10 - 'It was absolutely delightfully funny!'

Synopsis

The Book You're Not Supposed to Have by Stephan Pastis

Fans of Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates will love the hilarious fifth instalment from Timmy Failure, aka the world's greatest detective.

The only thing you need to know about Timmy's latest memoir is that it was never meant for publication. Timmy's detective log was stolen, and if this book gets out, Timmy will be grounded for life. Or maybe even longer. Because while Timmy was meant to be focusing on schoolwork, he was continuing his detective work in a garden shed. You don't need the details. Just know this: there's a Merry, a Larry, a missing tooth and a disappearing friend. But don't tell Timmy's mother!

For lots of fun downloads, games & activities visit www.timmyfailure.com

And Timmy Failure is now on Poptropica© - a games website that is popular with children around the world!

There are five books in this 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

Timmy Failure: the Book You're Not Supposed to Have

Reviews

A brilliantly bad detective Guardian

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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Book Info

Format

Hardback
304 pages
Interest Age: From 8

Author

Stephan Pastis
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Author's Website

www.timmyfailure.com

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

29th September 2016

ISBN

9781406369762

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