Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Book Trailer & Giveaway: Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

By Cynthia Leitich Smith
for Cynsations

Enter to win Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made and a signed doodle by Stephan Pastis (Candlewick, 2013)(sample chapter)(activity kit). Publisher sponsored. Eligibility: North America.

 From the promotional copy:

Meet "detective" Timmy Failure, star of the kids' comedy of the year. Created by New York Times best-selling cartoonist Stephan Pastis.

Take eleven-year-old Timmy Failure -- the clueless, comically self-confident CEO of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation. Add his impressively lazy business partner, a very large polar bear named Total. Throw in the Failuremobile -- Timmy's mom's Segway -- and what you have is Total Failure, Inc., a global enterprise destined to make Timmy so rich his mother won't have to stress out about the bills anymore.

Of course, Timmy's plan does not include the four-foot-tall female whose name shall not be uttered. And it doesn't include Rollo Tookus, who is so obsessed with getting into "Stanfurd" that he can't carry out a no-brainer spy mission.

From the offbeat creator of Pearls Before Swine comes an endearingly bumbling hero in a caper whose peerless hilarity is accompanied by a whodunit twist. With perfectly paced visual humor, Stephan Pastis gets you snorting with laughter, then slyly carries the joke a beat further -- or sweetens it with an unexpected poignant moment -- making this a comics-inspired story (the first in a new series) that truly stands apart from the pack.

Cynsational Notes

Attention Central Texans! Stephan Pastis will launch Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at BookPeople in Austin. Note: there will be cake.

Check out the book trailer for Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis (Candlewick, 2013)(sample chapter)(activity kit).

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Carl Scott said...

I think it gave me a good idea of what to expect from the book, pretty funny really. I particularly enjoyed the music. Detective movie noir at the beginning morphing into something more humorous toward the end. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tracy Holczer said...

One of the best book trailers I've seen. My daughter is going to love this book!

Heidi Grange said...

Funny trailer, funny. I think my students will love this book.

Yvonne said...

You had me at "mistakes were made." I love the book trailer and I can hardly wait to read this. My name is already on the hold list for the pre-ordered ebook. I love sharing books that I've discovered with young readers at the library where I work....I hope this is one.

Tom Franklin said...

I love that Pastis is going into children's books. I only hope his twisted Pearls humor follows TImmy in his adventures.

-- Tom

Brenda said...

Hilarious trailer, the book looks to be equally as fun.

Coleen Patrick said...

I had a smile on my face the entire time watching that trailer!!

Lovey Dovey Books said...

The Timmy Failure trailer is just too cute, I love it! I thought the illustrations fit really well with the background music, and it had a little humor which was a plus. Thanks for featuring it on Cynsations :)

Katrina Marie said...

Such a cute trailer. Nikki Loftin was telling me about this at MCBF last weekend.

Liviania said...

I liked the illustrations and humor in the trailer - I think my niece and nephew would really enjoy this book.