Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Hardback Timmy Failure

By (author) Stephan Pastis

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  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Format: Hardback | 294 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 25mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 26 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Somerville, MA
  • ISBN 10: 0763660507
  • ISBN 13: 9780763660505
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 97,404

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Meet "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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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.

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