Cartoonist Pastis continues his heavily illustrated bestselling series with a fifth mystery that basically doesn’t exist. Several chapter titles will be funny only to adults reading along, but the ample cartoons and clueless timfoolery will entertain all and sundry. Wittier than the Wimpy Kid and with a movie in the offing, the series can only gain fans.
Timmy’s behavior has never been willfully destructive, but in this case, he might be accused of trying to sabotage the wedding, or at least simply continuing to use detection as a means to impose his will on an often confounding world. Fans of this continually off-the-wall series can make the call.
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 humor 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