Mistakes Were Made

Mistakes Were Made

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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.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780763660505
0763660507
9780763669270
Characteristics: 294 p. : ill. 22 cm

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rlyberis1972
Nov 09, 2020

I checked this book out for my son, who was apprehensive about reading it. The number of chapters kind of scared him at first. Then he started reading it and was hooked. He has not been able to put it down for very long. He even took it to school to read during reading time. It is engaging and funny. It is a good transition book from early chapter books and graphic novels to full on chapter books because there is some type of illustration on each page. Perfect for my 8 year old.

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khoole
Aug 05, 2020

m o l l y m o s k i n s

ArapahoeSusan Jan 21, 2020

Coming to Disney+ in Feb 2020!

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

This book was awful.

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rojon
Aug 18, 2016

This was a very funny and cool book. I did not really like that it did not have much of a story but instead a lot of humor. I recommend this book for littler kids.

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Vincent07
Jul 12, 2016

very good book

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

For ages 9-12. When a detective is named Failure and his sidekick is named Total, you’re guaranteed a hilarious detective story and I haven’t even mentioned that Total is a 1,500-pound polar bear.

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gekeler
Nov 04, 2015

My 4th grade son loves these books.

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lledomik
Jun 20, 2015

Sadly, I am no longer a child but fortunately you do not have to have youth on your side to enjoy this story. It is clever and entertaining on many levels. In fact there are some inferences that will only be properly enjoyed by an adult. I recommend it for a quick, light read for anyone aged 9 to 90.

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clouddragonfist
May 12, 2015

Lol! So funny

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Nov 13, 2017

dobreh thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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apladmin1 Sep 13, 2013

The surname, Failure is a rather unfortunate one but it doesn't interfere with the success Timmy envisions having with his detective agency! When your business partner is a 1500 pound polar bear named Total and your transportation is a Segway and you have a business and marketing strategy how can you fail? Well, poor Timmy fails to see the obvious in every case; he imagines his arch-enemy detective, Corrina Corrina, is sabotaging his business and his attempts to ask for a $1200 business loan from his mom meet with, "Are you insane?" What is successful is the story's humour which is supported by some amusing cartoon drawings, superior vocabulary and an endorsement by
humour-master, Jeff Kinney!

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