Timmy Failure

Mistakes Were Made

By Stephan Pastis
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763660505, 294pp.)

Publication Date: February 26, 2013

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring '13 Kids List
“I loved Timmy Failure. Pastis employs his signature wit and off-beat humor in telling Timmy's gumshoe adventures, but discerning readers will discover a realistic story underneath the jests, as this loveable and well-meaning underdog messes up, and then messes up some more. Timmy's not always the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he does have the advantage of being the only P.I. in town who has a ravenous polar bear for a sidekick. Move over, Wimpy Kid, there's a bigger Failure in town.”
-- Robert McDonald, The Book Stall At Chestnut, Winnetka, IL


Description
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.



About the Author
Stephan Pastis is an attorney turned cartoonist. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and the UCLA School of Law, he worked as a lawyer before trying his hand at cartooning. Pastis lives in the Bay Area with his wife and two children.
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