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Title: Timmy Failure Fan
Post by: Tom Owens on June 04, 2013, 09:04 PM
I was delighted in February seeing film noir parody spicing up a children's book.

I loved Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.

I just learned that Timmy Failure: Now Look What You’ve Done is back on a new case on Feb 25th, 2014.

I want a polar bear sidekick, too!


Title: Re: Timmy Failure Fan
Post by: H. Pinski on June 05, 2013, 06:23 AM
I have to confess, Tom, I had not heard of Timmy Failure. But if there's a polar bear sidekick I am really going to have to check it out. Thanks for posting, I'm putting this on my to read list.  :thankyou
Title: Re: Timmy Failure Fan
Post by: mrh on June 05, 2013, 08:09 AM
I never heard of him either, but there are SO many books that I'm no longer surprised by what I haven't heard of. He looks funny and I've put him on my TBR pile.
Title: Re: Timmy Failure Fan
Post by: LeslieG on June 05, 2013, 10:46 AM
Timmy Failure is on my list because it's by Stephan Pastis, the mad brain behind one of my favorite comic strips, Pearls Before Swine. If the book is anywhere near as funny as the comic strip, it has to be hilarious!
Title: Re: Timmy Failure Fan
Post by: Artemesia on June 05, 2013, 03:15 PM
I came across Timmy Failure recently just browsing online and thought it looked hysterical. Definitely on my TBR list.
Title: Re: Timmy Failure Fan
Post by: Tom Owens on June 05, 2013, 04:17 PM
My confession? I've never seen the PEARLS BEFORE SWINE comic strip. I had two unfounded fears:

1. This would be a "celebrity" book. Mr. Pastis doesn't dog it, however. It's cover-to-cover FUN!

2. I fretted that a newspaper cartoonist would be more art than writing. Nope. Mr. P is a double threat. A younger reader would groove on the spot illustrations alone. This is sharp, understated writing. Bring on BOOK TWO!
Title: Re: Timmy Failure Fan
Post by: LeslieG on June 05, 2013, 05:52 PM
An interesting article about Pastis:

 http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/55699-could-timmy-failure-spell-success-for-candlewick.html