Parents' Guide to

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Offbeat imagination rules in funny, poignant graphic novel.

Book Stephan Pastis Humor 2013
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 7+
Great start to series

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 9+

Good book

Everyone that my me and my kids know reads timmy failure they do it thereselfs. I actully think its ok. It isnt to violent and to bad about talking about drugs they just say c or im not drunk so not that bad

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (10):

There's a charm to this off-the-wall, slapstick graphic novel that makes it almost as poignant as it is funny. Timmy's (often self-created) problems and his long-suffering mother are realistic and touching; readers will worry about his grades and his blunders. On the whole, Stephen Pastis has created a sweet, hilarious set of oddball characters that will make readers crack up, and will help unusual kids feel "normal."

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