Timmy Failure: It's the End When I Say It's the End

Illustrator: Stephan Pastis

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Walker Books

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Timmy Failure Series

Age 8+

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In the series finale, Timmy Failure and his class create a hilarious film about his life — just in time for the holidays.

Though I, Timmy Failure, have solved many notorious crimes and now wish to enjoy my retirement, my fans have begged me to turn my memoirs into a movie, an ode to my greatness. I am, however, beset by enemies, the worst of whom is Tom John John, the buffoonish movie director.
What’s more, my father is in town, working at a bar, which is obviously just a cover for our father-son crime-fighting partnership. And my dim-witted polar bear business partner, Total, wants to be reunited with his family. I should have known it would end like this. I expected more.


Stephan Pastis is the creator of the New York Times bestsellers Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made and Timmy Failure: Now Look What You’ve Done, as well as Pearls Before Swine, an acclaimed comic strip that appears in more than seven hundred newspapers. He lives in northern California.


With its aptly comical graphic cartoon illustrations, sarcastic tone and some melodramatic yet sophisticated themes, this Timmy Failure novel takes ‘brazen’ to another level. However, taken at face value, an audience from around age nine would delight in its thrilling allure and endless amounts of personality.

CBCA: Reading Time Blog

Stephen Pastis brings the series to a close with his usual flair. Fans who love this unique character aren’t ready to say goodbye. Comic book illustrator Pastis has a penchant for the dramatic, with his graphic diary style format, humourous scenes and snapshots of Timmy’s unusual life.


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