I’m a huge Timmy Failure fan and I look forward to each new book. The sixth book in Stephan Pastis’ hilarious series, The Cat Stole My Pants, has just been released and it’s another great addition to the series.
The Cat Stole My Pants starts with a cat stealing Timmy’s pants (or so he believes) while visiting the house that was once home to Ernest Hemingway on the island of Key West. He has come on his mum and step-dad’s honeymoon, along with Doorman Dave’s nephew Emilio Empanada. Since Timmy’s former business partner, Total, has taken off to Cuba, Timmy makes Emilio his unpaid intern. The poor kid has to follow Timmy everywhere and be a part of Timmy’s crazy plans. There is a treasure to be found, a best-seller to be written and a father to meet. What could possibly go wrong? Anything at all when it includes Timmy Failure.
You are always guaranteed a good laugh with each new Timmy Failure book. I eagerly await the next installment just to see what crazy things Timmy gets up to next. Timmy’s unusual outlook and funny way of talking gets me every time. Stephan Pastis’ characters always make me laugh and there are some great new characters in this book. Emilio Empanada gets the lucky job of being Timmy’s unpaid intern. As you can imagine, Timmy doesn’t treat him very nicely but Emilio seems happy enough to hang around with him. Emilio gets roped in to all sorts of schemes, from breaking in to a lighthouse to helping Timmy sell his book. Emilio is a fan of romance novels and the names of some of these cracked me up – The Donkey’s Kiss is More Powerful than his Kick and Love is a Speckled Pony of Desire. I also enjoyed the minor characters like Speedo Steve and Captain Largo Spargo.
The thing that I enjoyed the most about this book though was the book that Timmy wrote called Timmy Failure’s Wisdom-Filled Guide for the Uneducated People Who Don’t Know Very Much. Included in his book are various scenarios involving a crime and possible answers. These were so ridiculous that they were incredibly funny.
If you’re a Timmy Failure fan grab a copy of The Cat Stole My Pants now. If you haven’t read a Timmy Failure book yet, what are you waiting for!
I’m super excited for the release of the sixth book in Stephan Pastis’ Timmy Failure series! It’s called The Cat Stole My Pants and here is the blurb:
Timmy is in Key West, Florida, ostensibly for the honeymoon of his mother and Doorman Dave – if they even got married, which Timmy doubts. Unfortunately for Timmy, crime doesn’t take a holiday. And because Total has fled to Cuba, Timmy must rely on a new partner for help: Doorman Dave’s nephew Emilio. Meanwhile, a surprise newcomer shows up in Timmy’s life and, as if things couldn’t get more hectic, Timmy’s pants have been stolen by a six-toed cat.
Thanks to the wonderful people at Walker Books Australia I have a Timmy Failure prize pack to give away. The pack includes a copy of each of the 6 books in the series and a pair of Timmy Failure sunglasses.
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner is Noah.
The Cat Stole My Pants by Stephan Pastis is released in Australia and NZ on 27 April.
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.
I’m a huge fan of Stephan Pastis’ Timmy Failure series. It’s funny, incredibly silly and it’s perfect for readers who love their books with cartoons, like Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The latest book in the series, Timmy Failure: Sanitized for Your Protection is out now and I’ll be posting my review later in the week. For now, enjoy this book trailer for the new book:
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis is the funniest book you’ll read this year. With its mix of text and hilarious cartoons it’s sure to be a hit with Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans. This book should come with a guarantee – “If you don’t laugh out loud at least once we’ll give you your money back!” It’s due out in March and you can watch these very funny videos below to meet Timmy Failure, his friends and his enemies. There is also a really cool Timmy Failure website you can visit to find out more about the book and the author – www.timmyfailure.com