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Reviewers: Si In and Sean, Grade 4, Canadian International School of Beijing
Book: Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis
Category: Middle Readers (Grades 3-5)
Si In writes: "I read the book called Timmy Failure. I think the author took a lot of time to write the book. The book is about a little boy called Timmy Failure working as a detective to solve some problems."
Sean writes: "That book is about a boy named Timmy Failure and it’s about a diary of Timmy and it’s like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Timmy’s best friend is a
polar bear! One of his teachers is more than 100 years old."
Overview: 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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