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Mistakes Were Made Meet detective Timmy Failure star of the kids comedy of the year Created by New York Times best selling cartoonist Stephan Pastis Take eleven year old Timmy Failure the clueless comically self confi

  • Title: Mistakes Were Made
  • Author: Stephan Pastis
  • ISBN: 9780763660505
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mistakes Were Made By Stephan Pastis, Meet detective Timmy Failure, star of the kids comedy of the year Created by New York Times best selling cartoonist Stephan Pastis.Take eleven year old Timmy Failure the clueless, comically self confident CEO of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation Add his impressively lazy business partner, a very large polar bear named Total Throw in the FaiMeet detective Timmy Failure, star of the kids comedy of the year Created by New York Times best selling cartoonist Stephan Pastis.Take eleven year old Timmy Failure the clueless, comically self confident CEO of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation Add his impressively lazy business partner, a very large polar bear named Total Throw in the Failuremobile Timmy s mom s Segway and what you have is Total Failure, Inc a global enterprise destined to make Timmy so rich his mother won t have to stress out about the bills any Of course, Timmy s plan does not include the four foot tall female whose name shall not be uttered And it doesn t include Rollo Tookus, who is so obsessed with getting into Stanfurd that he can t carry out a no brainer spy mission From the offbeat creator of Pearls Before Swine comes an endearingly bumbling hero in a caper whose peerless hilarity is accompanied by a whodunit twist With perfectly paced visual humor, Stephan Pastis gets you snorting with laughter, then slyly carries the joke a beat further or sweetens it with an unexpected poignant moment making this a comics inspired story the first in a new series that truly stands apart from the pack.

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    1. My little brother made me read this book a few months back, and I honestly really enjoyed it Now, if you excuse me, I m going to go buy a polar bear side kick for myself.

    2. My friend, who is a librarian in the children s library, wanted me to read his favorite children s book.He said it has a smart humour and then he told me he actually doesn t know in which age rang this book belongs.Do you know what I think In every age rang Because, I think the adults will appreciate this story written in the child s perspective and children will have a great time reading it, no matter what their age is.Let me show you who we re dealing with here This is Timmy He has a detective [...]

    3. In English classes, teachers often have lessons where students examine the reliability of a character s voice Some tell the truth and some don t Huckleberry Finn is an unreliable narrator who even says outright that sometimes he tells the truth, sometimes he lies, and sometimes he stretches the truth Take a look at Holden Caulfield in Catcher and the Rye, another top notch unreliable narrator spewing contradictory statements and hyperboles in most of his dialogue Some unreliable narrators in chi [...]

    4. 4 STARS This was a freaking hilarious read and I did not expect to laugh so much during my read of this but I did and I loved it I got a wisdom tooth taken out a few days ago and it made it so hard to not bust out laughing reading every page because it hurts haha I was wondering how this was going to play with the mystery side of the story considering it is mostly illustrations made by the main character himself and not his 1,500 pound side kick polar bear named Total and it turns out that it wo [...]

    5. Ah, Timmy Failure I m a little confused about how I feel about this book It s hysterical, well written, introduces some new vocabulary to myself, in addition to the middle grade readers this book is aimed at , and shows glimpses at serious real life issues single motherhood, economical issues, struggles in school At the same time though, there s some mean name calling, hatred towards a little girl with no real reason a little girl we find out is dealing with some family issues of her own , the [...]

    6. Timmy Failure lost me This looked like it should be funny, but I just didn t like it very much The cartoony line art was appealing, and the idea of a clueless boy detective with a polar bear sidekick sounded like it had lots of potential The problem was, I just didn t like Timmy Not only was he clueless and irresponsible, he was kind of a jerk to his classmates I did like his relationship with his mother and the new teacher, and there I could see a glimmer of appeal Timmy is so utterly in his ow [...]

    7. Call it the attack of the syndicated cartoonists For whatever reason, in the year 2013 we are seeing droves of escapees from the comic strip pages leaping from the burning remains of the newspaper industry into the slightly less volatile world of books for kids How different could it be, right As a result you ve The Odd Squad by Michael Fry Over the Hedge and Zits Chillax by Jerry Scott Zits Even editorial cartoonists are getting in on the act with Pulitzer prize winner Matt Davies and his pictu [...]

    8. I ve heard Timmy Failure described as the the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid I love statements like that They get the best eye rolls But wait, check out the first lines It s harder to drive a polar bear into somebody s living room than you d think You need a living room window that s big enough to fit a car You need a car that s big enough to fit a polar bear And you need a bolar bear that s big enough to not point out your errors I know what you re thinking How will the rest of a book from a first t [...]

    9. Well, itwas Fayleure But somebody changed it Giggly and hilarious The best kids books are written for everyone with new discoveries found each re read, with each child that you can read it to, or with.Like Winnie the Pooh Hello, Rabbit, he said, is that you Let s pretend it isn t, said Rabbit, and see what happens orOwl could read quite comfortably when you weren t looking over his shoulder and saying Well all the time, and he could Well said Rabbit Yes, said Owl, looking Wise and Thoughtful I s [...]

    10. So, what I liked Pastis describes boys to a tee Page 7 Drawing of Mom wagging finger and saying Never Ever Ever To which Timmy says, I thought that was vague So I use it That had me rolling What I didn t like Timmy reminds me of Greg from DIARY OF A WIMPY KID They re both jerks They treat their friends rotten and they re completely selfish and unambitious This is not an accurate, or even a likable, portrayal of boys Also, I kept waiting for the big reveal, that Timmy has Asperger s Then, when Mo [...]

    11. I read this book some time this year and have recommended it to many buyers at the bookshop I work in Timmy Failure is one of those hopelessly ignorant but amazingly self confident people, and though in real life they are difficult to relate to, in this book it s very funny And one can hope that he grows out of it.And he s a nicer kid than the wimpy one that sells .

    12. What I love about Timmy Failure is that you can read it on two levels On the one hand, it s hilarious Timmy s delusions of grandeur and boundless faith in himself make for a lot of funny situations But the adult reader, and probably quite a few sophisticated kids, will also see Timmy struggling to make a very imperfect world into the one he d rather have, and will be happy when things turn out well for Timmy despite his best efforts.

    13. Rating Decision Crisis 2 stars, or 3 Started slow, Timmy too much like Wimpy Kid AwfulHumanBeing Greg Heffley, but improved, slowly Did warrant a few chuckles, though Timmy s statement that Corrina Corrina has the ethics of a donkey made me laugh out loud, as did his understanding that Flo the Librarian was reading books about killing innocent creatures when he sees him reading my favorite book of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird Another truly funny moment comes when Timmy sees the photo of Emil [...]

    14. Timmy Failure je m j nov najob benej osemro n hrdina M to ko dobr ch heftov, e keby e ich m m vyp sa , tak to bude polka knihy Ako e fakt si to pre tajte Timmy Failure stoj za to A ak si udr kvalitu aj v al ch astiach, tak sa ve mo te m I like him very much ochutn vka I asked mother for a teleconference to discuss this and other thingsm but she is constantly rescheduling I m not pushing the issue for now, but I expect it will come up at her year end review That s the annual meeting where I sum u [...]

    15. It s no Milo Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze, but it s pretty good The main character is equally as inept and self centered as Wimpy Kid, but not nearly as rude or whiny He comes off as justoblivious and bumbling.Definitely some recognizable humor and style from Pearls Before Swine.I reviewed this on the TMC Guys Read Blog at guysread.wordpress 2013 03

    16. Timmy Failure Mistakes were Made Book 1 by Stephan PastisCandlewick, 2013294 pagesFantasy HumorousRecommended for grades 4 6Timmy Failure thinks himself to be a topnotch detective that is destined to run a multi billion dollar detective agency The irony here is that Timmy does live up to his name, no matter how much he tries to assure readers he isn t a failure, by missing the blatantly obvious answers to all his cases.When Timmy borrows his mother s Segway and loses it, he is determined to get [...]

    17. Bli e se dani darivanja, a elite obradovati malog kolarca knjigom Ova je knjiga odli an poklon, a uz to to je zabavna, edukativna je i za klince i za odrasle.Jedanaestogodi nji Timi direktor je svoje detektivske agencije koja rje ava misterije u koli i van nje A kakav bi to bio detektiv kad ne bi imao pratnera Njegov ku ni ljubimac, polarni medvjed zvan Totalka, poma e mu kod rje avanja naizgled jako kompliciranih slu ajeva Po to se Timi preziva Proma aj, tvrtka je nazvana Totalka Proma aj Narav [...]

    18. From the creator of PEARLS BEFORE SWINE, this one reads like The Wimpy Kid meets Calvin and Hobbs meets I AM A GENIUS OF INCREDIBLE EVIL AND I WANT TO BE YOUR CLASS PRESIDENT.This one has some layers that do not get as fully developed single mother, family economics, new relationships as say a similar title, MILO STICKY NOTES AND BRAIN FREEZES loss, grief, single parent homes , but I think the target audience for this title will not mind this so much with the bumbling antics of Timmy, Rollo, and [...]

    19. I liked the character of Timmy but am curious how much others will enjoy him Maybe it s his over confidence in his detective skills or his bumbling nature, he just isn t really as good at crime solving as he thinks he is Yet, maybe that is his charm Timmy does land himself in some interesting predicaments and I can see children enjoying how he gets out of them Timmy s 1500 pound sidekick business partner, Total the polar bear was hard to imagine wandering around solving cases with him but the il [...]

    20. Timmy Failure is about a boy named Timmy who runs a detective agency Timmy and his mom live in a house but they have to move to an apartment because his mom is not making enough money to keep the house Timmy s enemy, Corrina Corrina,is always trying to steal his cases Corrina Corrina is also a detective and wants to solve the cases instead of Timmy so she can make money I would recommend this book to anyone who likes funny books and mystery books My favorite part of this book is when Rollo gets [...]

    21. Timmy Failure is a detective He thinks he is very successful His partner is a polar bear named Total Yep, it is the Total Failure Detective Agency A girl nemesis, a missing Segway, and troubles at school all seem to be insurmountable problems But not for long Why I picked it up It s one of those Wimpy Kid read a likes Why I finished it It was funny though possibly a different funny for kids This book seemed to want to cover a lot, maybe too much, and much seemed glossed over perhaps to show up i [...]

    22. I m a sucker for a flawed, unreliable narrator, love understated, deadpan humor, and believe self delusion is an unavoidable fact of life that should be embraced by all good stories, so it would seem that Timmy Failure has a winning formula for me since it has all three of these in abundance Unfortunately, the humor never quite connected with my funny bone I think it had something to do with how obviously hard Pastis works to make sure readers notice Timmy s failings and feel superior in respons [...]

    23. Ok, I ll admit it I was concerned about my eyes I thought they d be strained after rolling them throughout this reading I know this is a book that will be welcomed and treasured by many of my students I personally became frustrated over and over again even though I enjoyed the book overall Not so keen on reading books with characters calling one another idiot I also found some of the language a little too high cognitively to accept in comparison to his academic performance I know he protested on [...]

    24. Yes, Timmy Failure, mistakes WERE made The first mistake was your very existence Does the world really need another one of those Wimpy Kid knockoffs The second mistake was making you a bumbling arrogant character that no reader could possibly root for.The third mistake was immediately allowing the reader to solve the mystery but still forcing us to wait for Timmy to solve it, in the name of comedy.There were no real stakes, no real characters, no originality, but there WAS a lazy polar bear dete [...]

    25. Meet Timmy Failure wrong brand name there , a child who thinks he is the best detective in town, or even the world His business partner is a bear They ride in a thing called the Failuremobile which in true is Timmy s mom s Segway This is a pretty cute book, Timmy is so clueless you can t not root for him It did get a bit tiring in the end, though.

    26. I thought this book was okay 2 stars , although I admit to having read it in short spurts My 12 year old son, who read it in one day, found it to be very funny So, I ll give it a three rating from him

    27. This kid is supposed to be comic, but seemed like an idiot and a brat Maybe his antics are supposed to be so outlandish that even a child can see through them, but I d rather my child just not be exposed to it at all.

    28. This book on a scale of 1 to 10 would be over 9,000 out of 10 because even though he couldn t catch a kickball or even a frisbee very good, he was still a super cool character Every part of the book seemed to scream EVERYTHING IS AWESOME AND THAT INCLUDES ME

    29. This was a funny, easy to read and great book I recommend this book to all children from 8 to 16 years old but, i think it is a great book for all ages that are looking for a book that will get a couple of laughs out of them.

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