Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis - Detectives in Training activity and POS packs

Timmy failure

Attention: Detectives in Training

Meet Timmy Failure, founder of the “best” detective agency in town – Total Failure, Inc. With the help of his polar bear, Total, the clueless, comically self-confident Timmy already has plans for world domination. Plans that will make his mother rich and unpaid bills a things of the past. And plans that will defeat Corrina Corrina, “The One Whose Name Shall Not Be Uttered.” Described by Philip Argagh as a “fabulously fun read … original and quirky, with real heart”, Stephan Pastis’ award-winning Timmy Failure series is perfect for fans of Wimpy Kid, Barry Loser and Tom Gates.

To celebrate the launch of the new-look series, Walker Books have created a pack to help libraries host their very own Failure Friday party with activities, games and shenanigans! In the kit for budding crime solvers, your students will learn how to identify the four obstacles detectives face (yes, there are only four), solve cases and become masters at deciphering clues (no matter how obvious), learn the all-important detective lingo by passing a vocabulary test (using Timmy’s foolproof method), and maybe even write their own mystery story to boot!

We hope that this Failure Friday pack will help you to create an event that’s fun for aspiring crime solvers everywhere – it won’t take much to top Timmy! We can’t wait to hear about how you are celebrating! Keep us updated by sharing any news and photos via Twitter using #failurefriday and tagging @WalkerBooksUK and @readingagency.


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