Take 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, and what you have is Total Failure, Inc. An endearingly bumbling hero in a hilarious caper accompanied by a whodunit twist. Accompanied by kid-relatable drawings, the author gets readers snorting with laughter, then slyly carries the joke a beat further – or sweetens it with an unexpected moment – making this a comics-inspired story that truly stands apart from the pack.
Reading age: 8-12 years old
Lesson(s) learned: Encouraging reading