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Timmy Failure: Sanitized for Your Protection

Written by Stephan Pastis

Illustrated by Stephan Pastis

Part of the Timmy Failure Series

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Timmy Failure: Sanitized for Your Protection Review

Crime / Mystery Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Humorous School Stories

‘To the best of my knowledge’, announces Timmy Failure at the start of this book, in a chapter called Let’s Do the Timmy Warp Again, ‘everyone on earth has now read the prior three volumes about my life.’ That’s one of the things about Timmy: he’s very confident. He certainly believes he’s a clever detective and, with his associate Total the polar bear, sets out to solve a case of missing money in this new adventure. Timmy’s sleuthing, and views on the world around him, are as funny as ever. Stephan Pastis’s stories are full of quirky humour and Timmy is an irresistible central character. There’s stuff going on with his long-suffering mum in this story too, and their relationship is another one of the pleasures of the books.

Andrea Reece

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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!

Timmy Failure: Sanitized for Your Protection Synopsis

Timmy Failure takes to the road in the fourth book in the New York Times bestselling series, perfect for fans of Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Barry Loser. Shenanigans abound when Timmy Failure finds himself on a road trip with none other than notorious criminal Molly Moskins. Travelling halfway across the country to help your mother's boyfriend settle into his new job would be inconvenient for any detective, let alone the founder, president and CEO of Total Failure, Inc., the world's greatest detective agency. So when Timmy receives some unexpected news, there's only one thing for it - he must go on the run. After all, Timmy has a case to solve, and nothing can stand in his way.

Timmy Failure: Sanitized for Your Protection 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. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Oliver Lonsdale, age 7 - 'Very funny book about a young detective. Made me laugh out loud.'
  • Sam Harper, age 11 - 'Without doubt the funniest of Timmy’s memoirs yet. I’ve read it again and again and it makes me chuckle every time. This book even makes my dad chortle!'
  • Edward Macklin, age 9 - 'My personal favourite.'
  • Tom Greenan, age 9 - 'Once you start reading it you can’t stop!'
  • Beth Urquhart - 'I like the funny story line and how it's about a mystery but it is not actually a mystery!'
  • Dylan Sweet - 'I like the funny story line and how it's about a mystery but it is not actually a mystery! (Trying not to give the plot away) It is a hilarious book and it hooked me immediately so that I couldn't put it down.'
  • Henry Smith - 'The kind of book that makes you laugh your head off and then put it back on to read it again. Extremely funny and well written.'
  • Iulia Motoc, age 8 - 'The book is very good, especially because I like bears and there is a Polar bear in the book and I enjoy watching detective movies.'
  • Beatrice Whithear, age 8 - 'Timmy Failure the detective is trying to find Corrina Corrina and has a whole big adventure on the way.'
  • Romilly Dally-Fitzsimons, age 8 - 'This book is very enjoyable and is very funny.'
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 10 - 'Timmy is back in his fourth adventure. He is a famous detective and has a Polar Bear as a partner! As you can probably tell already, this is a crazy book. One of my favourite characters EVER!'
  • Alexander Bisland, age 10 - 'The series is funny and I recommend this book to 7+readers who like funny stories. If you like Tom Gates or Wimpy Kid, the Timmy Failure books are for you! :)'
  • Georgie Docwra, age 10 - 'Such a hilariously funny book!!'
  • Stephanie Chaplin - 'I loved this book because it was funny, adventurous and full of detectives work. I recommend this book for people 8+ and like adventures.'
  • Noah Hall, age 9 - 'A very funny piece of writing with hilarious main characters.'
  • Lucas Evans, age 10 - 'The book is a bit tricky to get into at first but it does get easier when you go back on yourself a couple of times, you then understand it and after that the book is great.'
  • Isaac East, age 9 - '10 out of 10 for everyone on Timmy Failures journey to Chicago and back.'
  • Cameron Lobban, age 10 - 'Funny and hilarious it will make you laugh out loud! I would recommend for boys who have read all the Diary of Wimpy Kids and are looking for something else to read.'
  • Adam Goodman, age 12 - 'A funny and exciting book that was a quick read. I found it hard to put down. I would recommend for ages 7+.'

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781406387216
Publication date: 05/09/2019
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406363494
Publication date: 08/10/2015
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406387216
Publication date: 5th September 2019
Author: Stephan Pastis
Illustrator: Stephan Pastis
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Humorous, School Stories
Recommendations: 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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