Dimensions: 288 pages, 3.26 × 2.17 × 0.4 in
Published: February 25, 2014
Publisher: Candlewick Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0763660515
ISBN - 13: 9780763660512
From the Publisher
The clueless, comically self-confident kid detective
returns in a sequel to the New York Times bestseller
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.
"When you lose hope, find it." -Timmy Failure
He doesn't like to pull rank. To reveal that he's this guy: Timmy
Failure, founder, president, and CEO of the greatest detective
agency in town, perhaps the nation. But he is.
And he's about to crack the biggest case of his generation: a
school competition to find a stolen globe. It's his ticket to
bringing home a $500 prize, which is guaranteed to set him up for
life. But someone is clearly trying to game the system. Hoodwink.
Con. Defraud. So it's up to Timmy Failure, with the dubious help of
Total, his lazy polar-bear partner, and his unlikely new ally,
eccentric Great-Aunt Colander, to find a way to avenge these
shenanigans. Defeat this injustice.
If he can only get his entry form in on time.
About the Author
Stephan Pastis is the author-illustrator of
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, a New York
Times bestseller. He is also the creator of the devoutly
followed comic strip Pearls Before Swine, which appears in
more than six hundred newspapers. His compilation Larry in
Wonderland debuted at #1 on the New York Times
bestseller list for paperback graphic novels. Stephan Pastis lives
in Northern California.
Pastis has a knack for comic timing, and the interplay between
cartoon, text, and the absurdities of the story should continue to
attract readers who wish they could shake their fists at the world
with such inept panache.
If Inspector Clouseau were in grade school, he'd be Timmy Failure.
... [H]is many fans will speed through the pages, and they'll love
Pastis' illustrations, which feature an adorable polar bear shaped
like a bowling pin. They may even adopt Timmy's motto: "When you
lose hope, find it." A loonily intellectual alternative to that
Timmy is a wonderfully frustrating narrator. ... [A]s Timmy's grip
on reality begins to weaken and his actions begin to alienate those
around him, readers will nevertheless sympathize with his
unraveling. Fans of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series or the "Big
Nate" books will enjoy the sharp, ironic humor as well as the
black-and-white comic illustrations. ... [P]lenty of the puns,
plays-on-words, and clever comedic timing will result in
-School Library Journal
Great-aunt Colander is the gem of the series thus far. She truly
"gets" and seeks out Timmy, and she''s the resourceful and
clear-eyed antidote to the discombobulated detective. ... This
heartwarming companion will make Timmy''s fans even more eager for
the third adventure, planned for this coming November.