Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants

Written by Stephan Pastis

Illustrated by Stephan Pastis

Part of the Timmy Failure Series

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LoveReading View on Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants

May 2017 Book of the Month   |   In a nutshell: Hilarious sleuthing with boy detective and his sidekick polar bear…  |   A new Timmy Failure book is always a cause for celebration and this is another glorious mix of humour, surrealism, incompetent detection – and chickens. Timmy is on holiday in Florida with his mum and her new husband. With Total the polar bear hiding out in Cuba he needs a new sidekick – step up Emilio Empanada, willing if nervous unpaid intern. Together they cause the kind of chaos and confusion that is Timmy’s natural state, while adopting a chicken along the way, and it’s wonderfully funny. The description of a surprise meeting with his father for Timmy tugs at the heartstrings as well as finding the funny bone. Stephan Pastis’s cartoon illustrations are a joy in themselves and this is clever, original, inspired fun.  ~ Andrea Reece

Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants Synopsis

Everyone's favourite best worst detective is back in Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants, the sixth book in the bestselling series that's perfect for fans of Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates.

Timmy is in Key West, Florida, ostensibly for the honeymoon of his mother and Doorman Dave - if they even got married, which Timmy doubts. Unfortunately for Timmy, crime doesn't take a holiday. And because Total has fled to Cuba, Timmy must rely on a new partner for help: Doorman Dave's nephew Emilio. Meanwhile, a surprise newcomer shows up in Timmy's life and, as if things couldn't get more hectic, Timmy's pants have been stolen by a six-toed cat.

Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants Reader Reviews

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  • Lewis Briggs, age 10 -'Hilarious, laugh out loud humour. This is another book of the Timmy Failure series, and in my opinion the best so far!'
  • Isaac East, age 11 - '10/10 for Stephan Pastis and his delightful new Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants.  This book will make you laugh out loud!'
  • Alice East, age 12 - 'This new Timmy Failure book is as brilliant as all the other ones but much more funny.'
  • Sam Harper, age 12 - 'Timmy’s stupendously incompetent detective work packs his latest memoir with cover-to-cover laughs. He is, without a doubt, my favourite book character in the whole wide world.'
  • Henry Smith, age 12 - 'Timmy takes a holiday (well kind of) but unfortunately for him, crime doesn't. In this wonderfully hilarious book, Timmy must find the criminal whilst avoiding his parents.'
  • Iulia Motoc, age 9 - 'I cannot wait to read the next book in this series as it was very funny.'
  • Alexander Bisland age 11 and Daniel Bisland age 9 - 'We recommend it to 9+ adventure and comedy lovers. We give it 5*****.'
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 12 - 'The sixth amazing Timmy Failure Book. If you want lots of laughs from an adventure with a hilarious character then this is the book for you. Highly recommended'
  • Tom Greenan, age 11 - 'Another great book in the series.'
  • Beatrice Whithear, age 9 - 'I found this book really funny and quirky.'

Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants Press Reviews

This inspired book will prompt outbursts of laughter.  The Sunday Times 100 Children’s Modern Classics

A brilliantly bad detective. Guardian

The best worst detective Timmy Failure returns for a sixth adventure. The Bookseller

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781406378344
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406377163
Publication date: 27/04/2017
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406377163
Publication date: 27th April 2017
Author: Stephan Pastis
Illustrator: Stephan Pastis
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 288 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Family / Home Stories, Humorous
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Reviewed by Children

About 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. Read more about the author here.   Photo by Susan Young

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