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Timmy Failure: We Meet Again

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From the New York Times best-selling creator of Timmy Failure comes a third adventure about the comically overconfident sleuth.

His name is Failure. Timmy Failure. And his detective agency is on the verge of global domination. Global riches. Global fame. And yet the gods keep throwing him curveballs: for starters, academic probation. The coveted Miracle Report is the key to everything, including a good grade. It?s dirty business. It?s best you know nothing. But one thing is for ...

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Overview

From the New York Times best-selling creator of Timmy Failure comes a third adventure about the comically overconfident sleuth.

His name is Failure. Timmy Failure. And his detective agency is on the verge of global domination. Global riches. Global fame. And yet the gods keep throwing him curveballs: for starters, academic probation. The coveted Miracle Report is the key to everything, including a good grade. It’s dirty business. It’s best you know nothing. But one thing is for sure: Timmy Failure will be triumphant again!

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From the Publisher
Pastis’s lovely balance of quirky cartooning and quick-moving text makes this an enjoyable, laugh-out-loud read. Highly recommended for kids who love Bill Watterson’s "Calvin and Hobbes," Jeff Kinney’s "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," Lincoln Peirce’s "Big Nate" Rachel Renée Russell’s or "Dork Diaries." This book and the entire series are a perfect go-to for reluctant readers.
—School Library Journal

Pastis’ supporting cast of characters are ... effective narrative foils for [Timmy], rather than speechless bystanders to his quirkiness. ... [T]here are signs that, with the support of people who find him lovable in spite of himself, Timmy Failure will not live up to his name.
—Booklist

There are several moments where Timmy is unironically sweet. Anyone familiar with the previous books in the series may be surprised at the genuine sentiment in a few scenes. There are actual hugs, and there's a deeply touching conversation with a very unlikely person. ... Timmy Failure is a classic antihero: Some readers will be drawn to the book because of him; others will be drawn to it in spite of him.
—Kirkus Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
2014-08-06
This is a book about very nice people. None of them is Timmy Failure. The main character in a children's book is often the kindest, most heroic person in the story, but not here. Timmy spends his time in class drawing insulting baseball cards with pictures of his classmates. Molly Moskins has a crush on Timmy. Her baseball card says, "Characteristics: Mismatched pupils. Smells like tangerine." His best friend's card says, "Boring." In spite of that, his friends go out of their way to help him, and a good-natured teacher even asks if Timmy will draw him on a baseball card. (His card has only one word on the back: "Nosy.") Some readers will lose patience with Timmy, and they may even wonder if the book would be better with someone else as the main character. But there are several moments where Timmy is unironically sweet. Anyone familiar with the previous books in the series may be surprised at the genuine sentiment in a few scenes. There are actual hugs, and there's a deeply touching conversation with a very unlikely person. (Her baseball card says, "Occupation: Evil.") Timmy Failure is a classic antihero: Some readers will be drawn to the book because of him; others will be drawn to it in spite of him. (Comic mystery. 8-12)
School Library Journal
09/01/2014
Gr 3–7—Timmy Failure is back along with his business partner, Total, a 1,500 pound polar bear; the tangerine scented "criminal mastermind" Molly Moskins; his best friend, Rollo Toukas; and his arch nemesis Corrina, Corrina. When readers catch up with Timmy this time around, he has been placed on academic probation and the one thing that can save him is the infamous Miracle Report. A report of legend, for it is the only time an assignment has received an "A +++++." Timmy gets paired with the Beast (aka Corrina, Corrina) as his report partner, his mother is dating his little league coach, an evil cat and dog duo are staying in his apartment, and to top it all off, the Scum Bolo Chihuahua that eats children lives in the redwood forest where Timmy has to go for a field trip. Pastis's lovely balance of quirky cartooning and quick-moving text makes this an enjoyable, laugh-out-loud read. Highly recommended for kids who love Bill Watterson's "Calvin and Hobbes," Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," Lincoln Peirce's "Big Nate" Rachel Renée Russell's or "Dork Diaries." This book and the entire series are a perfect go-to for reluctant readers.—Krishna Grady, Darien Library, CT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763673758
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2014
  • Series: Timmy Failure Series , #3
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 7,402
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephan Pastis

Stephan Pastis is the creator of the New York Times bestseller Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made and its first sequel, Timmy Failure: Now Look What You’ve Done, as well as Pearls Before Swine, an acclaimed comic strip that appears in more than seven hundred newspapers and boasts a devoted following. He lives in northern California.

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  • Posted November 24, 2014

    Students Love Timmy

    I purchased this book for the school library. The students loved the first two Timmy Failure books and were so excited that the librarian was going to get #3 to read to them.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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