Resolving to earn so much money that his mother will no longer stress out over the bills, eleven-year-old Timmy Failure launches a detective business with a lazy polar bear partner named Total but finds their enterprise "Total Failure, Inc." challenged by a college-bound spy and a four-foot-tall girl whom Timmy refuses to acknowledge.
Resolving to earn so much money that his mother will no longer stress out over the bills, 11-year-old Timmy Failure launches a detective business with a lazy polar bear partner named Total but finds their enterprise—Total Failure, Inc.—challenged by a college-bound spy and a four-foot-tall girl whom Timmy refuses to acknowledge.
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:
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.
|Author||: Stephan Pastis|
|Publisher||: Candlewick Press|
|Release Date||: 2020-03-03|
|ISBN 10||: 1536211052|
|Pages||: 320 pages|
Now an original film on Disney+ “An endearingly pathetic antihero with delusions of greatness. . . . Seldom has failure been so likable — or so funny.” — The Wall Street Journal Take 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, and what you have is Total Failure, Inc. From the offbeat creator of Pearls Before Swine comes an endearingly bumbling hero in a hilarious caper accompanied by a whodunit twist. With perfectly paced visual humor, Stephan Pastis gets readers snorting with laughter, then slyly carries the joke a beat further—or sweetens it with an unexpected poignant moment—making this a comics-inspired and New York Times best-selling story that truly stands apart from the pack.
Though I, Timmy Failure, have solved many notorious crimes and now wish to enjoy my retirement, my fans have begged me to turn my memoirs into a movie, an ode to my greatness. I am, however, beset by enemies, the worst of whom is Tom John John, the buffoonish movie director. It's nearly Christmas, but there's no rest for the world's greatest detective. Timmy's class are making a film, and Timmy is in charge of writing it. There's only one subject matter worthy of such a film - the story of how Timmy overcame his many foes to rise to the top. But the script's gone missing, Timmy and the director are having "artistic differences", and Timmy's polar bear Total is longing to be reunited with his furry family. Timmy should have known it would end like this. He expected more.
Timmy Failure—the clueless, comically self-confident CEO of a budding detective agency—is back in a hotly anticipated prequel novel about how Timmy became TIMMY (and how he got that red scarf).
For use in schools and libraries only. The irrepressibly overconfident young sleuth resolves to catapult his detective agency to global fame through the Miracle Report in spite of a temporary setback involving academic probation.
The complete collected memoirs of Timmy Failure are contained within this boxed set. That's seven episodes of New York Times best-selling greatness. You have been warned. Meet Timmy Failure. You may know him as the founder, president, and CEO of Total Failure, Inc. -- the best detective agency in town. Perhaps even the nation. Timmy's seen a lot in his eleven years. Maybe too much. But luckily for you, the tales of his genius have been recorded by Timmy himself. All seven of his comically overconfident capers, combining hilarity and heart, are now available together in a deceptively sweet, outrageously funny collection by Stephan Pastis, making the perfect gift for Timmy fans new and old. Includes: Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done Timmy Failure: We Meet Again Timmy Failure: Sanitized for Your Protection Timmy Failure: The Book You're Not Supposed to Have Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants Timmy Failure: It's the End When I Say It's the End
Follows the escapades of self-centered Rat and kindly (but dumb) Pig and their pals, with commentary from the author.
Meet Timmy Failure, the founder, president, and CEO of the best detective agency in town, probably the nation. And his lazy sidekick, Total, a 1,500-pound polar bear.
The original bad boys of the comics page are back in this wildly entertaining seventh collection of Pearls Before Swine comic strips by Stephan Pastis. You know the lineup: Mucho macho Rat, who's ready to get down with anyone he can; sensitive Pig, who can't give up his disco dreams; Zebra, who will survive; and Goat, the brains of the outfit. Violent, unstable Guard Duck and the Crocs next door round out this fabulous cast. The dark, twisted adventures continue as these characters dance the night away.