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Timmy Failure Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis
  

Timmy Failure Mistakes Were Made

Stephan Pastis

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Wimpy Kid fans will love this new boy-diary with a difference. Saddled with the name Timmy Failure, our narrator has clearly been dealt a tough hand. Luckily, he has a perky temperament and is not easily deflected from his ambitions. Timmy founds Total Failure Inc, the best detective agency in town. Or is it??? Young readers will enjoy spotting Timmy’s rookie errors which are wittily conveyed in both the words and the engaging illustrations.

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In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Timmy Failure a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. It is really funny… Anyone who likes 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' or 'Mr Gum' will like this book, I think it is even better.'.... Scroll down to read more reviews...

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Synopsis

Timmy Failure Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis

The hilarious and ever-optimistic Timmy Failure, and his sidekick polar bear, Total, create chaos as they attempt to make sense of the world. Meet Timmy Failure, founder of the best detective agency in town - Total Failure, Inc.

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With the help of his polar bear, Total, the clueless, comically self-confident Timmy already has plans for world domination. Plans that will make his mother rich and unpaid bills a thing of the past. And plans that will defeat Corrina Corrina, The One Whose Name Shall Not Be Uttered . But she's not going away. Riotously funny, Timmy Failure is sure to have readers in stitches.

You can discover more of Timmy and Total's escapades in the hilarious sequel Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done.

Reviews

James Wilson a funny book to read. I would definitely recommend this book to 9+ readers. Click here to read the full review

Izzy Luck, age 10 I cannot fault it; the author has written an amazing children’s book...Click here to read the full review

Ciara Gallagher, 10 I thought Timmy Failure was an excellent book it was very funny..Click here to read the full review

Alexander Bisland, 7 The book is enjoyable, exciting, and hysterical. I loved it! I think it is good for boys and girls aged 8+. I give it 10/10.....Click here to read the full review

Mary Murphy, age 12 The chapters are just the perfect length (shortish) and the illustrations are so funny, cool and detailed.....Click here to read the full review

Callum Donnelly, 12 It is “a laugh out loud book” and I would recommend it to both boys and girls...Click here to read the full review

Edward Parker, 9 - I really liked Timmy Failure because it is exciting, funny and veryentertaining.....Click here to read the full review

Ewan Young, 9 - This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. It is really funny… Anyone who likes 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' or 'Mr Gum' will like this book, I think it is even better......Click here to read the full review

Emily Clowes, 11 - Timmy Failure is an amusing book. I would highly recommend it for others to read. It is entertaining and keeps you busy when you get bored. It was brilliant!

drawing from reader review panelAdam Graham 9 - This story is a hilarious, fantastic, incredible, super-duper, out of this world exhilarating book. Nothing is as gripping as this, if you read it you will never want to put it down ever, ever, ever, ever, ever!!!!!!!!!!.(if you do you’re strange).

This will be the best ever book you will read – it will glue you to the page like cheese stuck to the carpet. Follow Timmy and Total as they run through a detective’s life until the business partners get split up: one to the zoo and the other imprisoned with homework, while their detective agency gets shut down by his mum.

Anyone who is 9+ and just loves comedy and horrific stories will adore this unbelievable adventure.

Charlie Upchurch, 9 -one of those “laugh your head off and try not to be sick” books...Click here to read the full review

Lucy Minton, 9 -This book is also brilliant because it makes me laugh, and Timmy’s rubbish detective skills mixed with his assurance that he is ‘greatness personified’ makes a brilliant read....Click here to read the full review

Benjy Randall, 9 - I would recommend the book to boys who like detective stories with a twist....Click here to read the full review

Aaryan Sheth age 10 - This is a book for a younger reader (7 – 9 years) who want an easy read. I liked all the cartoons in it as they really helped set the scene. This is quite a funny book although there is a fine line between humour and silly humour. Unfortunately I did not enjoy this book very much as it often goes over the fine line. ..Click here to read the full review

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Timmy Failure is a winner! Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

A fabulously fun read... original and quirky, with real heart. Philip Ardagh, Guardian

It's a truly laugh-out-loud book which will enthrall its young readers as well as their parents during bedtime reading We Love This Book

For Timmy Failure, success is the only option! Lincoln Peirce, Big Nate

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

Paperback
304 pages
Interest Age: From 9 to 12 years

Author

Stephan Pastis
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Author's Website

www.timmyfailure.com

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

5th June 2014

ISBN

9781406347876

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