Timmy Failure Now Look What You’ve Done


Stephen Pastis

Candlewick Press

Timmy Failure bk 2

now-look-what-you-ve-doneISBN: 9781406356342

RRP: $17.95

Age: 7+

Key Words: Humour, School Stories, Detective Stories

Published: 25th Feb 2014

Reviewer: Kylie Calwell

Timmy Failure believes himself to be the greatest detective ever and he is going to solve the biggest problem of the missing globe. There are many things he has to contend with along the way : a very lazy partner, a best friend with an abnormal interest in learning an arch nemesis who cannot be named and a strange letter sending person who is threatening him and goes by the name of MM. Also there is his somewhat loopy aunt, who he is living with at the moment. Life just isn’t easy when you are a great detective.

This series is very funny, and more than a little silly. Timmy is in turns entertaining and frustrating. The style of the book is perfect for those readers who maybe don’t want to pick up the bigger books, the text is amply broken by simple illustrations used to show Timmy’s point. The mysteries themselves aren’t that challenging but the fun is in watching Timmy arrogantly bumble his way through.

If you have a reader who loves Wimpy Kid or Big Nate then give this series a look.

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