Monday, August 12, 2013

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday: Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

I picked up Timmy Failure because I'm always looking for a like-Wimpy-Kid graphic novel with a great voice, and I thought this might be a good book for my 2nd grader. My 4th and 6th grader blasted through this in a day.

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis

Published in Feb 2013

Other books in the series:
Now Look What You've Done (coming Feb 2014)

The Hook: Timmy Failure has his own detective agency and unravels several mysteries around the neighborhood.

Why I loved it: Voice and humor. If you want something like Wimpy Kid, this is it. Although the audience is much younger. Still, Timmy is quite funny. He's a detective who misses the obvious clue and the results are hilarious. I would recommend this to both boys and girls, definitely for reluctant readers who liked Wimpy Kid but it is younger middle grade (7-9 yr olds). Although my 11 yr old did read it, but only because it was in the house and I was raving about how funny it was.

Want More? Check out this AMAZING author site. Seriously love!

Have you read any great graphic novels like Wimpy Kid? What are they? My 2nd and 4th graders want to know.