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by Pastis, Stephan [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Pastis, Stephan. Timmy Failure: no. 1.Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2013.Edition: First edition.Description: 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780763660505; 0763660507.Subject(s): Private investigators -- Juvenile fiction | Polar bear -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Humorous stories | Detective and mystery stories | Private investigators -- Fiction | Polar bear -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Mystery and detective stories | JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels | JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories | JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories | Humorous stories for children | Humorous fiction | Humor | Fiction | Juvenile works | Humorous fiction | Children's stories | Mystery fiction | Humor
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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.
Awards: "A Junior Library Guild Selection"--Page 4 of cover.Summary: 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.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Meet "detective" Timmy Failure, star of the kids' comedy of the year. Created by New York Times best-selling cartoonist Stephan Pastis.

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. 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 anymore. 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.

"A Junior Library Guild Selection"--Page 4 of cover.

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.

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.

Middle School.

Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.8 3.0 156819.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.1 6 Quiz: 60039.

"A Junior Library Guild Selection"--Page 4 of cover.

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Horn Book Review

Timmy Failure and his sidekick, Total, a 1500-pound polar bear, run a detective agency true to its name: Total Failure, Inc. The interplay of the slapstick text with the pen-and-ink illustrations is sardonic--hilariously so--and Timmy is an unreliable narrator done right. Adult cartoonist Pastis's humor may resonate more with grownups, but it offers plenty for younger readers as well. (c) Copyright 2013. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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