Thursday, April 17, 2014

Review: Timmy Failure, Mistakes Were Made

Book Details:

Why Wombly and I Enjoyed This Book:

  • This book had a Calvin & Hobbes-ish feel to it. If Calvin was a Private Eye and Hobbes was a giant Polar Bear. I love that kind of feel to a book, as I love Calvin and Hobbes.
  • I love the illustrations.
  • One of the reasons why Wombly and I loved this book was that the whole time you, the reader, felt like you knew more than the main character, Timmy Failure. Because, despite protestations to the contrary, Timmy Failure is not that smart of a guy. This lends the reader the ability to be in a position of superiority. And who doesn't love to feel superior to other people? And now that Wombly is glaring at me we shall move on!
  • I laughed. Wombly chuckled. It's good to be able to laugh/chuckle.

Wombly and I Read This Book Because:

  • I picked it up at a store. I was drawn to it because of the cover. I like more simplistic line drawings. Then I opened it up and immediately starting snortling (a snort/chortle). I knew immediately that I'd have to find it later and share it with Wombly. I am definitely looking forward to reading more.
  • It's written in the same style as Diary of a WImpy Kid and Dork Diaries and I love that kind of format for a book.
  • The author is the same guy who wrote Pearls Before Swine (which is NOT a kids book), which is a Day-by-Day calendar I read and liked, so I was excited to read a Middle Grade book by the same author.
  • Also: I watched the video preview for this book and it made me want to read the book even more.

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