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    DescriptionMeet "detective" Timmy Failure, star of the kids' comedy of the year. Created by "New York Times" best-selling cartoonist Stephan Pastis. Take Timmy Failure -- the clueless, comically self-confident CEO of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation. Add his impressively lazy business partner, a very large polar bear named Total. Throw in the Failuremobile -- Timmy's mom's Segway -- and what you have is Total Failure, Inc., a global enterprise destined to make Timmy so rich his mother won't have to stress out about the bills anymore. Of course, Timmy's plan does not include the four-foot-tall female whose name shall not be uttered. And it doesn't include Rollo Tookus, who is so obsessed with getting into "Stanfurd" that he can't carry out a no-brainer spy mission. From the offbeat creator of" Pearls Before Swine" comes an endearingly bumbling hero in a caper whose peerless hilarity is accompanied by a whodunit twist. With perfectly paced visual humor, Stephan Pastis gets you snorting with laughter, then slyly carries the joke a beat further -- or sweetens it with an unexpected poignant moment -- making this a comics-inspired story (the first in a new series) that truly stands apart from the pack.


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    Title
    Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephan Pastis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 294
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780763660505
    ISBN 10: 0763660507
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    B&T General Subject: 216
    B&T Approval Code: X01820000
    BIC subject category V2: YFQ, YFCF
    Ingram Subject Code: CJ
    Libri: I-CJ
    BIC E4L: HUM
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 01
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV028000, JUV008000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV019000
    LC classification: PZ7.P269423 TI 2013
    Thema V1.0: YFQ, YFCF
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Candlewick Press (MA)
    Imprint name
    Candlewick Press (MA)
    Publication date
    26 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Somerville, MA
    Author Information
    Stephan Pastis is the creator of "Pearls Before Swine," an acclaimed comic strip that appears in more than six hundred newspapers and boasts a devoted following. His 2011 compilation "Larry in Wonderland" debuted at #1 on the "New York Times" bestseller list for paperback graphic novels. "Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made" is his first book for young readers. He lives in Northern California.
    Review quote
    "Timmy Failure" is a winner! --Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid "Timmy Failure" is a fabulously fun read and the line drawings are a treat. It's original and quirky, with real heart. --Philipp Ardagh Pastis crafts a great story starring an unforgettable protagonist whose unorthodox approach to detective work (and world domination) will have readers in stitches. For Timmy Failure, success is the only option! --Lincoln Peirce, creator of the Big Nate series Pastis has assembled an eccentric and funny cast (running gags revolve around Total's voracious appetite and a librarian who looks like one of the Hells Angels), yet there are also touching interactions to be found... --Publishers Weekly ...Readers should be simultaneously amused and touched by this quirky antihero. --Booklist The Pearls Before Swine cartoonist's frequent black-and-white illustrations help to cast Timmy's adventure in an appropriately ironic light. Timmy... has greatness in him. Just like all of us. --Kirkus Reviews Pastis ... peppers nearly every page of this comic romp with at least one intentionally amateurish black-and-white illustration, enhancing the laughs along the way as Timmy misses even the most obvious clues in Clouseauesque fashion. Middle grade readers will appreciate all the silly sleuthing and absurd details, and older readers-including parents who come along for the ride-will find a satisfying layer of more sophisticated humor, too. --School Library Journal Seldom has failure been so likable--or so funny. --The Wall Street Journal