The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
Publisher: Walker Books
'My name is Failure. Timmy Failure. I am the founder, President and CEO of the best detective agency in town, probably in the world. This book is a historical record of my life as a detective.'
Meet Timmy Failure - a terminally over-confident middle school pupil attempting to make millions by solving local mysteries, such as who ate his classmates’ unattended Halloween candy. He knows success would be imminent if only he wasn’t thwarted at every turn by his mum’s moronic new boyfriend and his nemesis, the girl-who-shall-not-be-named. If he can just recover his mum’s stolen Segway (aka the Failuremobile), rescue his business partner from the zoo and avoid his ‘cool’ new school teacher, everything should turn out fine.
With hilarious comic strip illustrations, Timmy Failure is set to be the latest hot read for 9- to 12-year-olds. Full of deadpan humour, visual gags and a twist of the surreal, Stephan Pastis is onto a winner with this new series.