Timmy Failure

Timmy Failure

Mistakes Were Made, No. 1

Book - 2013
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Meet Timmy Failure, the founder, president, and CEO of the best detective agency in town, probably the nation. And his lazy sidekick, total, a 1,500-pound polar bear.
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780763660505
0763660507
Characteristics: 294 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jan 30, 2013

“Emily Dickinson: Crusher of Things with Her Fist”

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jan 30, 2013

“It’s harder to drive a polar bear into somebody’s living room than you’d think.”

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jan 30, 2013

When Seinfeld first came out the unofficial slogan was “No hugging. No learning.” If there’s a motto to be ascribed to Timmy Failure I may have to be “No learning. No growing. Hugs allowed.” Basically this is Calvin and Hobbes if Calvin’s fantasies were based entirely on how great he is. A step above the usual notebook novel fare, it dares to have a little bit of heart embedded amidst the madcap craziness. Timmy won’t be everybody’s cup of tea, but for a certain segment of the population his adventures will prove to be precisely the kind of balm they need. Top notch stuff. A cut above the cartoons.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jan 30, 2013

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jan 30, 2013

Meet Detective Failure. No, not really. Instead, meet Timmy Failure, just a normal kid with dreams so big they make Walter Mitty’s fantasies look like idle fancies. Living with just his single mom and his sidekick Total (a 1,500 pound polar bear but that’s neither here nor there), Timmy spends his days solving crimes for the other kids in his class. He may not be very good at it but it’s a living. Timmy’s sure his talents will launch him into a future of fame an fortune. That is, if he can defeat his nemesis Corrina Corrina, get his mom to stop grounding him, deal with the loser she’s dating, and figure out how to keep Total out of a zoo. It’s a big job. Fortunately, Timmy has a more than hefty ego to handle it.

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