I’m a huge fan of Stephan Pastis’ Timmy Failure series so I am super excited to announce this giveaway!
Thanks to the awesome people at Walker Books Australia I have 3 Timmy Failure prize packs to give away. Each pack contains a copy of the latest Timmy Failure book, The Book You’re Not Supposed to Have, a bookmark, a Timmy Failure lanyard and a pair of Timmy Failure sunglasses.
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winners are Wendy, Lynley and Katrina.
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.
Timmy Failure is my son’s favourite book character. He’s not a kid that loves books but Timmy Failure has really grabbed him and we always read a new Timmy Failure book together. Timmy is one of those characters who is so clueless that it’s funny. He likes to think he is incredibly smart and the world’s greatest detective, but he is far from it. It is Timmy’s ridiculous antics that appeals to my son and keeps him wanting to read the next book to see what he gets up to next. Timmy’s latest ‘volume of Greatness,’ Timmy Failure: Sanitized for Your Protection has just been released and it’s everything that we’ve come to expect from this hapless detective.
Shenanigans abound as Timmy Failure finds himself on a road trip with none other than notorious criminal Molly Moskins. Travelling halfway across the country to help your mother’s boyfriend settle into his new job would be inconvenient for any detective, let alone the founder, president and CEO of Total Failure Inc, the world’s greatest detective agency. Timmy has a case to solve, and nothing can stand in his way. If he is to arrest Corrina Corrina and solve the YIP YAP case, Timmy, his sidekick polar bear Total, and Molly Moskins must go on the run!
Timmy Failure: Sanitized for Your Protection takes readers on a shenanigan-filled road-trip with Timmy and Stephan’s cast of wacky characters. If things weren’t crazy enough with Timmy trying to solve a case by himself, in this book he is joined by the rather loopy Molly Moskins. If you’ve read any of the other Timmy Failure books you’ll know all about Molly Moskins (AKA Tangerine Girl) and the HUGE crush she has on Timmy. Timmy’s mum is now best friends with Molly’s mum, Esther, and the two families are going on holiday together. Before they do though, they have to survive the cross-country trip to help Doorman Dave (Timmy’s mum’s boyfriend) move house. Timmy has to put up with this huge inconvenience while trying to solve the YIP YAP case, one of his toughest cases so far. Of course, Timmy is a hopeless detective whose cases are easily solved, but try telling him that.
We love seeing the same characters popping up again and again in the series and it’s great that Molly Moskins has more of a starring role in this story. She’s willing to do pretty much anything that Timmy asks (which often gets her in trouble) but we also find out how clever Molly is. Stephan introduces us to more wacky characters in this book too, including Molly’s weird baby brother Snot, map-loving Mr Moskins, and Killer Katy Kumquat (cleaner and superhero).
I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I have the others in the series but there is still plenty to love about it. Stephan’s comic illustrations are one of the main reasons I keep coming back to this series and they certainly add extra humour to the story. The series is perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates and you don’t have to read them in order so you can start with whichever book in the series you like.
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:
He doesn’t like to pull rank. To reveal that he’s this guy: Timmy Failure, founder, president and CEO of the greatest detective agency in town, probably the country, perhaps the world.
But he is. And he’s about to crack the biggest case of his generation: a school competition to find a stolen globe. And win the $500 prize, which will set him up for life. But someone is clearly trying to cheat. Bamboozle. Hoodwink. Con. Defraud. So it’s up to Timmy Failure, with the dubious help of Total, his lazy polar bear partner, and his unlikely new ally, eccentric Great Aunt Colander, to find a way to avenge these shenanigans. Defeat this injustice. And obliterate Timmy’s arch-nemesis, the WEDGIE, aka the Worldwide Enemy of Da Goodness In Everything.
If he can only get his entry form in on time.
The second book in the hilarious Timmy Failure series by Stephan Pastis, Now Look What You’ve Done, is out now from Walker Books. Look out next week for your chance to win 1 of 5 copies, thanks to Walker Books Australia.
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