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The Cat Stole My Pants

(Timmy Failure #6)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  548 ratings  ·  75 reviews
In the sixth book in Stephan Pastis's hilarious series, Timmy is being threatened and must rely on his new partner to solve the mystery and possibly save his life!

Timmy is in Key West, Florida, ostensibly for the honeymoon of his mother and Doorman Dave if they even got married, which Timmy doubts. Unfortunately for Timmy, crime doesn't take a vacation. And because Total
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 25th 2017 by Candlewick Press
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Richard Cardenas
Apr 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 STARS!!!

This one was definitely funnier than the last 3. I enjoyed the introduction to some new characters and the mysteries that were thrown at Timmy during this story. Total is my spirit animal and I just want a polar bear as a side-kick right this second. If you're looking for mystery books with a severely unreliable main character and full of comedy, go on ahead and pick this series up. It's a fun ride. :)

Book Thoughts video for this book will be up on my channel this week!

I was sent the e
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love to see some growth in Timmy. Quite a few surprises here.
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've read all of these and find them hilarious!
Mason A.
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I think the theme of this book is that things can change unexpectedly. Because things did.
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A new sidekick and location do nothing to impair the quality or slow down the action. It feels a bit pompous to say so about a children's book, but Timmy is more nuanced, fragile, and real than many protagonists in more serious, adult oriented literature.
Freddie Lopez
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The book I finished reading is called timmy failure the cat stole my pants by Stephen pasts.This book is about the main character timmy failure and his unpaid intern Emilio empanada go around kew west Florida on a hunt for treasure.He went on his mother and his step dad on there honey moon.Timmy and Emilio go around with there detective business.They go around key west in search of a treasure and trying to solve mysteries.Overall this book is about mystery.I recommend this book to people who lik ...more
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Timmy finds himself in Key West, Florida, ostensibly on his mother's honeymoon. He doesn't believe she really married Doorman Dave, but nonetheless he is there with Dave's nephew Emilio, who is supposed to be his intern in his detective agency. Since Total, his polar bear, has decided to swim to Cuba, Timmy does need staff, but he doesn't feel that Emilio is competent. There is a mystery wherever Timmy goes, from the titular missing pants to the appearan
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Timmy and his family head to Key West, FL after his mother marries Doorman Dave. While there Timmy struggles to deal with the changes to his family and resents having to spend time with Doorman Dave's nephew Emilio, but before long finds himself in the thick of a new case. Adopting Emilio as an unpaid intern, Timmy stirs up trouble trying to track down who is sending him mysterious notes.

When Timmy meets up with his biological father to talk, Timmy walks away feeling pretty bad about it and tak
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, first-reads
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Kinney, 2004) is a juvenile series by American author, Stephan Pastis, about a young boy who believes he is the world’s greatest detective. A series that is continually growing, the sixth Timmy Failure story is now available for fans and new readers. Subtitled The Cat Stole My Pants, Timmy Failure embarks on an adventure of mystery and crime solving whilst getting himself into all sorts of mischief.

Katy Noyes
Funnier and smarter than Wimpy Kid, amusing for adults and totally bonkers!

I love Timmy, I mean - he's a rather rude, self-opinionated, know-it-all, arrogant boy, caught up in his own fantasies. But what's not to like?!

It's hilarious really, how ridiculous Timmy can be. In this entry into the series, Timmy has been forced to go on honeymoon with his mother and 'Doorman Dave' (and Dave's nephew), and he soon comes to believe that someone is threatening him. And not just the killer chickens runni
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mg-children-s, humour
I must be in a big minority because unfortunately I just didn't enjoy this book like I had hoped. 'Timmy failure: The Cat Stole My Pants' is the sixth book in the series of Timmy Failure books and while it's probably funny for a lot of people and kids, it was just too daft for me.

The book comes as a lovely hardback and is filled with lots of pictures as well as text. A lot of the book is pictures or handwriting and appears a bit like a notebook which it sort of is as Timmy is the narrator of his
Stephanie Ward
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kidlit, cbca
Timmy Failure is at it again in book six of the best-selling Timmy Failure series by famed comic strip creator, Stephan Pastes. Timmy's supposed to be relaxing on vacation, but getting away from it all doesn't apply to his investigation business, Total Failure, Inc. Mystery, danger and a six-toed cat linger around every corner of Key West, Florida. Together with his unpaid intern, Timmy must solve the case (and finish a book report) all while trying to figure out why his mother thinks she's on a ...more
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: middle-grades
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Taylor Ferrante
This book is hilarious! I did not know that it was a series and accidentally read the last book first. However, I did not need to read the first 5 to enjoy this book! Timmy Failure is a kid who thinks he is a secret agent and he is one of the funniest characters I have ever come across. In this particular book he is in Key West Florida with his mom, step dad, and his stepdads nephew Emilio Empanada. They go on great adventures. The book touches on real family issues, friendship, and imagination. ...more
Kristen Adair
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a fun book about a boy detective named Timmy Failure. Timmy's mom just got remarried to the doorman Dave. And Timmy goes with them on their honeymoon along with Dave's nephew Emilio. Detective Timmy and his unpaid intern Emilio use their time in Florida Keys to find treasure and solve the mystery of some mysterious notes they have been receiving.
This book is one of my favorites. It is absolutely hilarious! It uses sarcastic humor with funny drawings and I absolutely love it! I think it
Colona Public Library
Timmy went with his mother and her new husband Doorman Dave to Key West for their honeymoon. Dave also brought along his nephew Emilio. Timmy's mom and Dave thought about trying to come up with a mystery that Timmy could solve while on vacation to keep him preoccupied. They changed their minds, but Emilio thought is was a good idea, and started to leave threating notes around for Timmy to find. So, Timmy hires Emilio has his unpaid intern to help him solve this case, because his former partner T ...more
I grabbed this audio book because of the funny title, and my kids (4 boys, aged 12-6) loved it. The narrator for this audio book is very funny, and the kids laughed and giggled their way through the whole book. They loved Timmy's over the top personality, the crazy adventures he went on, and all the book's silliness. 4-5 stars from my kids.

For me, as an adult, the book was only okay. I thought the narrator did a wonderful job giving the characters different voices and reading with excellent come
Dec 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Changes are afoot in the world of Timmy Failure. With his mother's marriage to Doorman Dave, Timmy is brought along on their honeymoon to Key West. Along for the trip is Doorman Dave's nephew, Emilio.

This sixth book is similar to the earlier ones, though there is a decidedly more positive feel in addition to the typical self-delusion we usually see from this character. As we are given a semi-unreliable narrator, however, there's a fair number of questions that remain unanswered. This is Timmy Fa
Jan 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: humor, read-in-2018
"If you're determined to succeed in life, nothing can stop you ... except maybe a truck."

Wise words from Timmy Failure. In this, his 6th adventure, his mother and her new husband (Doorman Dave) have taken Timmy to Key West, FL. It's kind of a honeymoon for his mother; it's kind of a hassle for Timmy. Especially when he finds out that Doorman Dave's nephew, Emilio, is joining them. With Total gone to Cuba??, Timmy soon makes Emilio is unpaid intern.

After several days of boredom, which includes on
Rex Libris
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
The story itself is about a kid on vacation in Key West. He is there with a cousin, and he has his own detective agency, and his ex-partner in the agency is polar bear hiding out in Cuba. The protagonist, Timmy, thinks someone is after him, and he is also searching for a pirate treasure.

How much of the story is "true, I am not sure. This is #6 in a series, though it is the first one I read. I am guessing he detective agency and polar bear partner are all explained in the first book or so. I deci
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
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Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: younger-teen
I feel like I am the last person to know anything! This is the 6th book in the Timmy Failure series and I am just now hearing about these books! I originally picked it up just to look at it real quick because it has the word "cat" in the title and I love cats (but not in a weird cat lady way). I opened the book up to a random page and laughed out loud so I knew I had to give it a shot. Once I started reading it I could not put it down! Timmy Failure is such an awesome character!! I admire him fo ...more
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was very funny and amusing. I liked this book so much that when I brought it to school I got in trouble for reading in class. I was so bored that every time I had to wait I counted all the seconds that I could have read my book. I soon got up to 44 minutes. Not until near the end of the book that I noticed that more than half of the book was a prologue. I also really like how his partner polar bear acts.
May 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: weird children of all ages
Oh, Timmy . . . Adventures in Key West, Mr. Froggie underwear, polydactyl cats, Papa, etc. This continues the delightfully absurd series with great illustrations, vocabulary builders, and fun references for grownups (and really worldly children, I guess). Some of the schtick can get a little tiresome, and the plot can get a little (okay, a lot) convoluted, but, really, it's a pretty solid amusement, and it's gaining a solid emotional core, too.
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received through GoodReads First Reads - thank you.

Really enjoyed this! Delightfully funny, witty, Timmy lives in a fantasy world of being the world's greatest detective. He has a vibrant imagination, an ego that sets him apart from everyone else, and firm belief that he is right. I love the sketches - reminds me much of Tove Jansson - Moomins. I'd not read any of the Timmy series before but will certainly seek out the other titles.
Jul 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Timmy Failure, head of the Failure detective agency, is spending a few weeks in Key West, Florida with his mom, and Door Man Dave on their honeymoon, which for some strange reason Timmy doubts, if there was even a wedding. He finds himself caught up in a mystery of why someone wants to kill him, and stop him from finding a buried treasure. Zany over the top humor, as Timmy, and his unpaid intern Emillo Empanda try and solve the mystery.
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stephan Patis has done it again with another Timmy Faliure. Very funny and can people at all ages laugh. Total's telegram to Timmy made me laugh very hard(Total is not good at writing). This may be one of the best Timmy Faliures I have read. However, book is a little short and they could have added a few more chapters in. I hope they make another Timmy Faliure!
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"If you ever want to know what it's like to go fishing on a boat for $200 a person, just do the following:
1) Grab the sides of a toilet and throw up and
2) Set fire to $200."
As always, Timmy Failure wins me over. You can't go wrong with Pastis.
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Once again Pastis does a great job at making an unlikable narrator into a likable one. While Timmy is his usual bratty self, his realistic issues he faces make his silliness and thin grasp on reality quite enjoyable.
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Stephan Pastis was born in 1968 and raised in San Marino, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989 with a degree in political science. Although he had always wanted to be a syndicated cartoonist, Pastis realized that the odds of syndication were slim, so he entered UCLA Law School in 1990 and became an attorney instead. He practiced la ...more

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