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OOPS! (T.J. and the Time Stumblers #3)

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
The mishaps never end as TJ's "helpers" from the 23rd century--Tuna and Herby--continue to study TJ as she learns the valuable lessons she'll need to become a future world leader. In "Oops , " TJ learns the importance of speaking and thinking well of people even when they are difficult, thanks to the Thought Broadcaster Pen, which exposes the thoughts of everyone it hits. ...more
Paperback, 175 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Tyndale House Publishers
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Emily Rachelle
Jan 24, 2013 Emily Rachelle rated it really liked it
For this review, I had my amazing kid brother Nick read the book. This review will be mostly in his words, so bear with me.

Before we start, let's allow him to introduce himself.

Hi! My name's Nick, and I'm ten. I'm in fifth grade and I'm working on a book review with my sister, Emily Rachelle. You might know her. I like to read mysteries... I like to read almost any story - as long as it's not romance. I don't like romance! I am a big lover of candy. (Emily's note: that's an understatement.) I do
Lindsay A.
Jun 09, 2014 Lindsay A. rated it liked it
(To begin, let me say that I'm over a decade out of the target audience age range, so that definitely affects my opinion of the book.)

"Oops!" is the third book in a "juvenile" series about a modern-day junior-high student, T.J., and her from-the-future pals, Herby and Tuna. This book chronicles her adventures over the course of a crazy, action-packed week as she deals with one catastrophe after another resulting from the chaos of having two 23rd century companions and all of their sci-fi gadgets
Jul 08, 2014 Dawn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
TJ Finkelstein would love to have a normal life. You know one where all of the school's thoughts aren't broadcast via their cell phones for everyone to hear. One where she's not being chased by an African elephant in the school auditorium. One where TV star Hesper Breakahart isn't turned into a giant baby. One where her 23rd century time traveling helpers, Tuna and Herby, aren't making matters worse. But still, there is a lesson to be learned here. One that includes being kind to others.Still it ...more
Meagan Myhren-bennett
TJ and the Time Stumblers #3
By Bill Myers

Oops! is perhaps the funniest yet. Tuna and Herby are still 2 centuries out of place, but they are consistent in bringing more helpful trouble into TJ's life. This time TJ and time-traveling two-some are being chased through the school by an African elephant with a British accent. And they are about to crash an audition for Hesper Breakahart's soon to be cast little sister!

When something causes TJ to doubt Tuna and Herby (which understandable) they d
Aug 16, 2013 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
In Oops, the third Time Stumblers book, TJ learns the value about always thinking well of others and to only speak words that will not put someone down. The book starts out with TJ, Tuna, and Herby running away from a twenty-third century bully in the form of an elephant. The bully happens to be enemies of Tuna and Herby and helps to make TJ’s life weirder than it already was. The elephant chases them into the school auditorium where movie star, Hesper, is having auditions for a role on her tele ...more
Jul 21, 2012 Faye rated it really liked it
Good for a great time!

T.J. and her invisable 23rd Century friends, Tuna and Herby, are back in another rip-roaring hilarious adventure. T.J. struggles with thinking good thoughts about others, so when Tuna and Herby accidently make it so that everyone can hear each other's thoughts, you can only guess what will happen next...

These books are totally growing on me, which each book I have become more and more invested in the characters, and the hijinks only get funnier! I love how Mr. Myers writes
Vik Arch
Jun 26, 2014 Vik Arch rated it it was amazing
I read it in one breath. TJ life isn’t sweet….her mom is in heaven because of the cancer, her dad moved to a new place and working all day long, her youngest sister Violet is everything TJ wasn’t born with: smart, beautiful and perfect, but the life is even harder, especially when two boys from the future, Tuna and Herby, always mess her day up. She wanted to fit in a new school ground. Unsuccessful, because you-know-who made it impossible. To make her life even more risky and havoc, those futur ...more
Nov 23, 2011 Molly rated it liked it
This is a pretty interesting book: it's not a graphic novel, but the words are designed as graphics. Big letters emphasize screams, etc. Interesting story, too. A bunch of kids travel through time on an accidental mission. It reminds me of my Choose Your Own Adventure days.

My only thing about it is that I started reading page one and couldn't shake off the feeling that I missed half the book. It just started in the middle of everything and didn't give me any context. (In fairness, I think this
Jun 23, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it
This is a fun book that takes into the mind of a young adult. I enjoy these types of book because they are fun while portraying a lesson. This book adds a lot of color with BOLD words and exaggerated dialogue, but in a good way. This is the first book I've read in this series but now I want to go back and read the first book. I liked how TJ's thoughts became reality and it was rather amusing. The book jumped around a lot which made it hard to follow a couple times but I look forward to reading t ...more
Louise Pearson
Jul 30, 2014 Louise Pearson rated it it was amazing
The time travelers stumble from one adventure to another, from being chased down the aisle of the theater by an elephant to playing basketball to morphing into a goldfish. They have a thought producing pen that broadcasts people’s thoughts. There were those who talked too much, who thought only about themselves, or whose thoughts turned into reality. Weird things happened. It was not only funny, but it teaches a great lesson in dealing with others.
Aug 11, 2014 Kris rated it really liked it
Once again Tuna and Herby, two 23rd century time travelers bumble around, creating havoc wherever they and TJ go. Talking elephants, super large babies, cat/birds, flying pizzas and more in this book! But the real heart of the book comes when TJ says, “I also learned to always try to think best about others because… God created everyone…and everyone deserves to be loved”. Crazy, zany book for preteens!
Rachel Mingle
Aug 28, 2013 Rachel Mingle rated it it was amazing
Oops is the third book in the TJ and the Time Stumblers series. TJ still has to put up with the time travelers, Tuna and Herby who are still following her around and trying to help when instead they are making her life miserable and crazy. TJ did manage to learn one very valuable lesson in the midst of the chaos and that is to always try to think the best about someone. This book series is perfect for elementary age children and will provide them with a life lesson and a few laughs.
Ruth Sophia
Jun 07, 2014 Ruth Sophia rated it liked it
Over the top.

This book is so over the top - beyond what happened previously. Not that the book doesn't make good points about valuable lessons, but maybe it would be good for TJ to have to live with the consequences of her actions instead of getting a do-over thanks to 23rd century technology. Of course, that would make for a really awkward life, in this instance.
Aug 25, 2013 Lisa rated it liked it
This was better than the first one I read but I still had some problems with the story. I'm starting to care more about TJ and her school struggles. And though the moral of the story was to speak kindness toward others, even those you don't like, I was annoyed by the author's stereotyping of people who live in Malibu. Maybe it was meant to be funny. Just okay in my book.
Sep 23, 2011 Rachel rated it really liked it
Shelves: tyndale-blogging
Good and funny. Had a great moral lesson about why should not only speak kindly of others but also think kindly. The only thing I would have liked more of is more development of the characters (but this was still good) and a discussion guide would have been a plus.

In exchange for an honest review, I received this book for free from the Tyndale Blogging Network.
Aug 08, 2014 Amy rated it really liked it
Oops! is the first book I have read of the TJ and Time Stumblers. I have to say it is quite interesting. I had a hard time following at first, but once I caught on, it was funny. TJ learns a great lesson of that everyone is different and God loves everyone.
4 1/2 stars.
Jul 02, 2013 Hannah rated it it was amazing
Oops! the third book in the TJ and the Time Stumblers series brings more of TJs side splitting antics. Definitely a must read for those who have read the first two books. Bill Myers has out done himself once again.
Oct 01, 2011 Jennifer rated it did not like it
Shelves: blog-for-books, own, ya
This reading experience was definitely not one of the highlights of my life. Come read my full review.

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Aug 21, 2013 Mariejkt rated it liked it
3rd Book in the Tj and The Time Stumblers series. Not bad but way overly done at least for me. But for some young kids they might like it.
Gina Hott
Jan 21, 2012 Gina Hott rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 9-14-boys
I didn't love it but it is the first book my 12 yr has finished without being forced.
Thank you, Bill Meyers!
Feb 22, 2015 Janelle rated it liked it
I find this series really hard to read but I have a number of students that really like them and are waiting for them to be in the classroom.
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Bill Myers was born into a Christian home, and although as a child he became bored with Christianity, he decided at the University of Washington quote, to "make God my boss." Ironically, at the University his worst subject was writing. He claims to have prayed, and said that he would be able to do anything for God, except write. Even so, he has become a prominent Christian writer, and has a large ...more
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