Timmy Failure: Sanitized for your protection by Stephan Pastis
Walker Books, 2015. ISBN 9781406363494
(Age: 9+) Highly recommended. Timmy Failure: Sanitised for Your Protection finds our main character, Timmy Failure, heading to Chicago with his mum. They are helping her boyfriend move and have planned a short holiday with Molly and her family after the move. The car breaks down, Timmy heads to Chicago with Molly and her family and according to Timmy, Molly is the biggest felon around. She is his prime suspect in the stolen money case he is working on. Molly confesses to stealing the money and hands it back but not before forcing Timmy to dance with her. He is not impressed. Will he survive the trip to Chicago? Will his polar bear ex-business partner spend all of their hard earned money on chocolate? Did Molly really steal the money or is there another suspect? Timmy will do his best as he is the best detective for the job.
This is the third instalment in the Timmy Failure series and like the others is hilarious. It will really appeal to all readers but is highly recommended to reluctant boys aged 9+. They will giggle at Timmy's comments and antics as they follow the easy to read text and accompanying cartoons. Timmy is not your regular hero. He speaks his mind and saves the day. Readers will be kept wondering through the whole story about his polar bear partner - is he real or make believe?