Hi guys! Here is my review for Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made. Enjoy!
Timmy Failure is a detective. He runs Total Failure, Inc. with his pet polar bear. He takes all sorts of cases, and charges 5 cents a day, hoping that it will all add up one day so he can become rich – he already has his eye on a place in town. He uses his mom’s segway to get from case to case, but one day that segway gets stolen by the Evil One: Corrina Corrina. Timmy hates her; she also runs a Detective Agency that is sort of competition, and since her dad has a lot of money, her Agency has its’ home in a fancy building. So Timmy is off to find the segway, ALL while keeping it a secret from his mom. In a comical, humorous story, Pastis kicks off Timmy’s adventures in a lovable book.
What I thought about it:
I loved Timmy Failure. It was a great story in the format of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but it was completely different and original. I was very happy that it was not just the “he has problems at school, and he isn’t a lucky person” type of illustration and novel. Stephan Pastis brought a new idea, and school is not the main focus, it’s Timmy’s Detective Agency. Timmy thinks he is the best detective in the world, even though his agency’s space is his mom’s closet. All of the characters were very unique, and thinking about a kid having a pet polar bear is quite out of this world, but yet it works in this book! I think Timmy is in his own little world – it’s him and his detective agency against the Evil One. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It made me laugh out loud – it was clever and funny at the same time. I can’t wait to read the next book. Thumbs up for Timmy Failure!
Hope you liked the review! My next review will be Spirit Animals: Wild Born by Brandon Mull.