I am a huge Timmy Failure fan! He is one of those characters that I find both funny and annoying. I love his determination and his strive for ‘Greatness.’ Timmy’s mum doesn’t like him doing his detective work because Timmy always ends up in trouble, but Timmy will stop at nothing to keep his business going. In Timmy’s latest adventure, The Book You’re Not Supposed to Have, his mum has banned him from detective work but Timmy finds a way to continue behind his mum’s back, with hilarious results.
The only thing you need to know about Timmy’s latest memoir is that it was never meant for publication. Timmy’s detective log was stolen, and if this book gets out, Timmy will be grounded for life. Or maybe even longer. Because while Timmy was meant to be focusing on schoolwork, he was continuing his detective work in a garden shed. You don’t need the details. Just know this: there’s a Merry, a Larry, a missing tooth and a disappearing friend. But don’t tell Timmy’s mother!
The Book You’re Not Supposed to Have is Timmy Failure at his finest. It is full of Timmy’s silly antics that will make you laugh out loud. His latest case involves the possible kidnap of his best friend Rollo Tookus and there are plenty of suspects, from his piano teacher Ms. Hardie-Heeron to his cousin Larry. Timmy Failure always solves the case, even if it takes him a lot longer than it should.
One of the things I love the most about the Timmy Failure books is the characters. There are some great new characters in this story as well as old favourites that always make me laugh. In this story, Timmy’s cousins Larry and Merry (or Merry Nightmare Before Christmas as he calls her) come to stay at his house and take over his bedroom. Timmy makes them out to be horrible, weird people but of course they’re not. Poor Ms. Hardie-Heeron (great name) is Timmy’s piano teacher, who puts up with a lot from Timmy. Probably my favourite character in this story is Toots, Timmy’s substitute teacher who sits down the back of the class and eats jellybeans by the handful. The ever-entertaining Molly Moskins is back again, trying to help Timmy solve his case.
If you’re a fan of Timmy Failure you must get your hands on this book (even if the title suggests you’re not supposed to have it). I certainly can’t wait for the next Timmy Failure book. The Timmy Failure books are perfect for fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Tom Gates and Big Nate, as they are a great blend of text and cartoons.