Timmy Failure: Sanitized for Your Protection - YA Review by Evan B

Reader: Evan B.
Age: 11
Title: Timmy Failure: Sanitized for Your Protection
Author: Stephan Pastis
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pub Date: 10/06/15
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: The narration is very funny and melodramatic, and the art is done by it's author, Stephen Pastis, who happens to write the comic 'Pearls Before Swine'. It's an extremely sarcastic read that makes you cringe at the main character's arrogance. Authentic, brutally funny, and well written, this book is a winner.
Memorable or Forgettable: As I said, I love the dialogue, but I adore the illustrations. The drawings were unforgettably minimalistic and Timmy's way of describing his enemies is precious.
Cover: I have already read the first Timmy Failure, and of course I loved it, so this was a must for me.
Age Range: 14 through 15
Quality: 5Q - Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 2P - Only for special interest
Annotation: Timmy Failure is an incompetent detective with a huge ego and an unlikely enemy - the sweet Molly Moskins. After an odd birthday party the duo and their polar bear, Total, end up in Chicago. This hilarious book pokes fun at the cliched 'kid detective' genre and really says what a real kid would do when faced with a case.

tags: humor / kid detectives / Timmy Failure / ya lit

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