He might seem like any other 11-year-old, but Timmy Failure is the CEO of Total Failure—the best detective agency in town, maybe even in the world—and his partner is Total, an imaginary, 1200-pound polar bear who likes to eat trash. Ideally Timmy would like to make enough money as a detective to help his mom, but he is constrained by his total lack of job knowledge and social skills. In this first book in the bestselling series for readers 8 to 12, the creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine matches his hilarious line drawings with a warm, witty, and oddball text to bring an unforgettable character to life.
"Seldom has failure been so likable—or so funny."—Wall Street Journal
"[Stephan] Pastis crafts a great story starring an unforgettable protagonist whose unorthodox approach to detective work (and world domination) will have readers in stitches. For Timmy Failure, success is the only option!"—Lincoln Peirce