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Written by Stephan Pastis
Illustrated by Stephan Pastis
Part of the Timmy Failure SeriesWrite A Review
Comic adventures of the best worst detective in the world
October 2018 Book of the Month | One of our 2018 Books of the Year
The Timmy Failure books are works of absolute comic genius and Stephan Pastis succeeds with each new story in making the adventures of Timmy and his sidekick Total the polar bear funnier, even more satisfying, and still more poignant; never more so than this the last in the series. Timmy has decided to retire from detective work but has a new project: he’s writing the script for his form’s Christmas film show, and has decided it will chronicle his own greatness. Meanwhile he is also negotiating a new relationship with his dad, now permanently on the scene, and helping reunite Total with his long lost polar bear family. The gap between what’s real and what’s real in Timmy’s imagination has never been more acute, or more affecting. The story will have readers crying with laughter, while the ending may well bring tears of a different kind. Totally great.
The Timmy Failure finale. It's nearly Christmas, but there's no rest for the world's greatest detective. Timmy's class are making a film, and Timmy is in charge of writing it. There's only one subject matter worthy of such a film – the story of how Timmy overcame his many foes to rise to the top. But the script's gone missing; Timmy and the director are having "artistic differences", and Timmy's polar bear Total is longing to be reunited with his furry family. Timmy should have known it would end like this.
Though I, Timmy Failure, have solved many notorious crimes and now wish to enjoy my retirement, my fans have begged me to turn my memoirs into a movie, an ode to my greatness. I am, however, beset by enemies, the worst of whom is Tom John John, the buffoonish movie director. What's more, my father is in town, working at a bar, which is obviously just a cover for our father-son crime-fighting partnership. And my dim-witted polar bear business partner, Total, wants to be reunited with his family. I should have known it would end like this. I expected more.
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Praise for the series;
The best worst detective Timmy Failure returns for a sixth adventure. The Bookseller
Everyone's favourite best worst detective is back in the sixth book of this bestselling series. Parent Talk
[...] won me over. Failure is not just another Wimpy Kid, but a deluded, megalomaniacal child detective. Pastis milks these traits for every drop of comedy value. Observer
This inspired book will prompt outbursts of laughter. The Sunday Times 100 Children’s Modern Classics
A brilliantly bad detective. Guardian
|Publication date:||27th September 2018|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Family / Home Stories, Humorous|
|Recommendations:||eBooks, Reviewed by Children, Star Books|
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 YoungMore About Stephan Pastis