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Mistakes Were Made

Mistakes Were Made

Book - 2013 | 1st ed.
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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, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780763660505
0763660507
9780763666897
0763666890
9780763669270
9781536209075
1536209074
Characteristics: 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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Beaverton_Kids Oct 12, 2018

Part of "Timmy Failure" series.

First in the Timmy Failure series.

As a parent, I shouldn't like this book. Timmy is self centered, ill-behaved and most likely delusional, and glorifies bad behavior on almost every page. But I love him - and his adventures - anyway.


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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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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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ButterMan0
Feb 28, 2015

This book was the best!
It is about an Kid, Timmy Failure, Who runs an detective agency with his business partner ,total, an polar bear! He is completely ignorant in every case he does and has to deal with school, his mom, His friend,AND Corrina Corrina, an detective who timmy thinks will stop at nothing to over run his business. It was an overall AWESOME book.

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khoole
Aug 05, 2020

khoole thinks this title is suitable for 99 years and under

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dobreh
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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