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  • Published: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013.
  • Year Published: 2013
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 294 p. : ill. 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780763660505
  • 0763660507



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Mistakes were made

by Pastis, Stephan.

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Call number: Y Mystery / Pastis, Stephan

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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.

Community Reviews

funny for the intended audience

It made me laugh out loud at times, but there were many aspects that were annoying. I suspect that's because I'm not in the target age range. My 13yo and 10yo sons liked it a lot more than I did.


It was awsome!


This is sure to a hit with fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the Dork Diaries due to the "journal" format of the book. Timmy is a lovable but extremely conceited and humorously inept character, and I have to say that I really loved his polar bear Total. Pastis is great at saying one thing with his words but showing something very different with pictures. This is also a great read for anyone (child or adult) who likes Pastis' syndicated comic strip Pearls Before Swine.

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