Big man is nearly 8 and I am pleased to say loves reading. Writing and spelling, not so much, but he will happily spend his evenings reading and chuckling away to Tom Gates, rather than go to sleep.
When I saw the Timmy Failure series I thought that this would make a good edition to his growing library. The series is aimed at readers 8+ and tells the story of a boy called Timmy Failure. Timmy is the founder of the "best" detective agency in town - Total Failure, Inc. He has a polar bear partner and is said to be perfect for fans of Wimpy Kid and Barry Loser.
Big man and I read the Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made together and there were moments where he was laughing out loud. He did, however, find some of it confusing. The book is American so there are a few language differences. For example it uses Mom rather than Mum and names sweets like Hershey's. This is fine, but as big man hasn't heard of these it made for slightly harder reading. The writing style is also in short chapter that flick around and this can take a while to get used to.
Timmy Failure: Now Look What You Have Done is the second book in the series and is now availiable in paperback. It opens with Timmy breaking his leg after trying to remove a "smartest person in the world" sign. It goes on to him deciding that he will crack his biggest case. A school competition to find a stolen globe. But he misses the deadline due to a stopped watch.... He now starts to investigate this injustice with the help of his Great Aunt.
When it comes to books, big man is like me. He needs to be in the right mood to read them. Me saying read this so you can review it, doesn't cut it. At the moment he is into his Tom Gates books and that is it. I think in a few months to a year though he will enjoy reading these books. The illustrations are fantastic and add to the humour.
I am pleased to say that Walker Books have offered one of my readers a set of the Timmy Failure books for themselves. Yes that also includes the third book, Timmy Failure: We Meet Again. Just complete the rafflecopter below. Good Luck!
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