Stephan Pastis is the creator of the New York Times bestseller Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made and its first sequel, 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 and boasts a devoted following. He lives in northern California.
Pastis's lovely balance of quirky cartooning and quick-moving text
makes this an enjoyable, laugh-out-loud read. Highly recommended
for kids who love Bill Watterson's "Calvin and Hobbes," Jeff
Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," Lincoln Peirce's "Big Nate" Rachel
Renee Russell's or "Dork Diaries." This book and the entire series
are a perfect go-to for reluctant readers.
--School Library Journal
Pastis' supporting cast of characters are ... effective
narrative foils for [Timmy], rather than speechless bystanders to
his quirkiness. ... [T]here are signs that, with the support of
people who find him lovable in spite of himself, Timmy Failure will
not live up to his name.
--Booklist There are several moments where Timmy is unironically sweet. Anyone familiar with the previous books in the series may be surprised at the genuine sentiment in a few scenes. There are actual hugs, and there's a deeply touching conversation with a very unlikely person. ... Timmy Failure is a classic antihero: Some readers will be drawn to the book because of him; others will be drawn to it in spite of him.