Timmy Failure:Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis – Book Review

We’ve recently come back from a holiday in the US so Timmy Failure would fit right in.

Timmy Failure is the new book by American author Stephan Pastis.


What’s it about? Here’s the blurb –

Meet Timmy Failure, founder of the “best” detective agency in town – Total Failure, Inc. Timmy may only be eleven, but with the help of his polar bear, Total, he already has plans for world domination. Plans that will make his mother rich and unpaid bills a thing of the past. And plans that will defeat Corrina Corrina, “The One Whose Name Shall Not Be Uttered”. But she’s not going away. Riotously funny, Timmy Failure is sure to have readers in stitches.

Our review –

Perhaps I’m a bit too old for this but I didn’t get the book. My daughter did. And to be fair the book is aimed at children. I found her giggling her way through and sometimes we had the seriously deep belly laughs too. She loved the illustrations and since she is a Wimpy Kid fan, she identified with this one.

It does have a lot of American references and Jadyn quite enjoyed reading about them as she had a lovely holiday with cousins and identified with that nuance of life.

There is also subtle references to growing up and again as she enters Secondary School, this book was quite appropriate.

She said it’s a must read. And if it managed to lighten the day in so many ways, I guess you need to grab a copy of it.

Priced at £6.99, it is available at all major retailers.



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