Timmy Failure: The Book You’re Not Supposed to Have, by Stephan Pastis
"Who could ban the world's greatest detective from detecting? In a word: mom. After the fiasco that was his last case (and Timmy Failure may not admit it, but which of his cases wasn't a fiasco?), his mother banned him from running his detective business...at least until the end of the school year." - Kirkus Reviews “Students will love the absurdity of Timmy and question his thought process while enjoying the humorous illustrations throughout the pages. Parents and teachers will enjoy the humour and comedic timing that Pastis is known for, not to mention the amount of high level vocabulary words he works in flawlessly. These titles won't stay on the shelves long!” —School Library Connection Banishment from his life’s calling can’t keep a comically overconfident detective down in the latest episode by New York Times bestseller Stephan Pastis.This book was never meant to exist. No one needs to know the details. Just know this: there’s a Merry, a Larry, a missing tooth, and a teachers’ strike that is crippling Timmy Failure’s academic future. Worst of all, Timmy is banned from detective work. It’s a conspiracy of buffoons. He recorded everything in his private notebook, but then the manuscript was stolen. If this book gets out, he will be grounded for life. Or maybe longer. And will Timmy’s mom really marry Doorman Dave?