Timmy Failure Books by Stephan Pastis

Giveaway: Timmy Failure Books Review

from Best Selling Author Stephan Pastis 

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We have been sent two Timmy Failure books to review by Stephan Pastis.

Stephan Pastis is the creator of the New York Times bestselling Timmy Failure series, the first of which was a 2014 Booktrust Best Book Awards winner, a runner-up in the 2014 Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards and listed as one of 100 Children’s Modern Classics by The Sunday Times. He is also the creator of Pearls Before Swine, an acclaimed comic strip that appears in more than seven hundred newspapers and boasts a devoted following. Stephan lives in northern Califorrnia, USA.

Timmy Failure – Mistakes Were Made

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My Name is Failure. Timmy Failure. I am the founder, president, and CEO of the best detective agency in town, probably the world. The book you are holding is a historical record of my life as a detective. It has been rigorously fact-checked. All the drawings in here are by me. I tried to get my business partner to do the illustrations, but they were not good (as his business partner is a dog).

Although I am sure my children would really enjoy this book, as a mam, I felt like Timmy’s negative view of his mother and his friends was not what I want my kids to identify with at this age. It might work better as a read-aloud, so be ready to address any issues as you read about them.

This book can be purchased from Amazon.

Timmy Failure – Sanitized For Your Protection
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‘I am Timmy Failure, The worlds greatest detective and I am tapped on a cross-country caravan-to-nowhere with the world’s most notorious criminal. But the truth of how I got here isn’t important. Because in a world that’s gone mad, when good’s become bad, the truth must be sanitized for your protection.

We like how the stories reads directly as if Timmy is explaining his life to you. There are plenty of pictures throughout the books, keeping younger readers occupied as the story goes on and with the pictures explaining Timmy’s story as he goes.
We found the books to be an excellent read and different to the normal stories we have read, due to the way it is read to you.

I found these books a little to old for Jake and Grace to read and understand so I have put them away until they are a bit older. I would say they are aimed at children aged 8/9+

This book can be purchased from Amazon.


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64 thoughts on “Timmy Failure Books by Stephan Pastis

  1. If i was to be a detective my name would be amazing mysterious Adeinne as that is the first name that popped into my head.

  2. Detective mummy-knows, i have 6 children and even with so many of them i know exactly what each of them is doing and when, they just dont realise this

  3. my name would be Dr Drake because it shows my personality as the drakester super sleuth, always alert and energetic.


  4. Detective Getitrightwithteamwork, as my Mum loves to watch Murder Mysteries on TV ( she believes she is good at solving the cases). Also my fiancé likes to determine criminal and motive when watching tv programmes :- whether dramas or when based on true stories. He also believes he has a knack / skill for solving the cases. I have on occasions whether reading body language, or use of intuition been right when there has been tv appeals for missing people etc, and person making appeal has been involved in the crime. So I think we would work well as a team by using skills gained, communicating and solving the cases. Hopefully improving safety for the General Public etc.

  5. I would be called Mrs Bea Curious! I think this would be a great name as to be an excellent, top rate detective you most definitely have to have lots of curiosity to ferret out all the required information and clues!

  6. Detective Naggy. Comes from my childhood nickname, originally Natty but a little girl always pronounced it “Naggy” and it stuck 🙂

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