Timmy FailureBook Title:  “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made”

Author: Stephen Pastis

Timmy Failure is a confident, ambitious kid whose goal in life is to have the world’s best detective agency. Only problem is, he’s pretty much clueless. He’s eleven so I’ll cut him some slack.

From the first page of this book I was hooked. By the time I met the Librarian, Flo, Flo is not short for Florence. It’s short for “Misshelve my books and the blood may FLOw,”” I knew I was in love. The rest of the cast is great as well. For instance, Timmy’s business partner is his pet polar bear named Total.

Author Stephan Pastis is the creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine, so nearly every page throughout the book has a fun drawing that helps to add to the comedic value.

Besides comedy, there are a few words that will challenge some readers but I didn’t feel it was overwhelming.  This would be a great book to read as a family this summer!