Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done

Stephan Pastis
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 FailureHe 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.


Reviewed: 2017-06-29

I just love Timmy Failure. He has a giant ego and thinks he knows everything. He gets upset when he visits a museum and some statue is labeled as the smartest person, and clearly Timmy thinks that is wrong. He is the smartest person. So he climbs on top of the statue trying to knock the sign down and he falls and breaks his leg.
There is a contest at the schools in his area for the best detective. He waits until the last minute to solve it and misses the deadline. So what does Timmy do? He causes trouble so he can get expelled to another school that has a later deadline.
I think Timmy is hilarious, but I do find a little troubling is that there isn't any consequences for the problems he creates. As a role model, he is lacking. But as an adult reading these, I do get a chuckle. So, if you are looking for a funny quick read between novels, this series does the job.

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