If you were to ask Flea what she loves most in life, she’d probably tell you it’s a tie between pizza and books.

Like good pizza, reading should be a guilt-free activity for kids. In our house we only have one rule when it comes to reading – read what you enjoy, for as long as you enjoy it.

So yes, Flea has worked her way through the classics of children’s literature. But the books she reads OVER and OVER are the ones that make her laugh.

One of Flea’s favourite recent series is Timmy Failure. These books tell the story of a boy who runs a detective agency with his sidekick – who happens to be a polar bear. Without any real mysteries to solve, the not-so-dynamic duo get into all sorts of off-the-wall adventures.

What makes the story are the cartoon illustrations from Stephan Pastis. They’re smart and silly, without talking down to the audience.


The fifth Timmy Failure book has just been published, and I have ONE signed copy to give away to one Who’s the Mummy reader, courtesy of ASK Italian.

Walker Books and Timmy Failure have teamed up with ASK Italian, the award-winning family friendly restaurant chain, to celebrate the publication of The Book You’re Not Supposed to Have, the latest adventure in the Timmy Failure series.


Detective duo Timmy Failure and his polar bear business partner Total can be found in 60,000 limited edition activity booklets in ASK Italian restaurants across the country this autumn.

There are also 10,000 bookmarks available in book stores across the country, which when presented at participating ASK Italian restaurants will enable kids to eat for FREE!

How to Enter

To be in with a chance of winning a signed copy of the brand new Timmy Failure book, The Book You’re Not Supposed to Have, all you have to do is RT the competition Tweet below and follow @swhittle on Twitter.

One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries and contacted via Twitter DM after the closing date of 5pm, on November 14, 2016.


Timmy Failure activity booklets are available in participating ASK Italian restaurants now and parents can book a table by visiting www.askitalian.co.uk   


Terms: Entry is open to UK residents aged 18+ and one winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries after 5pm on the closing date of Nov 14, 2016. Entry must be an RT of the competition Tweet and follow @swhittle. Winner will be contacted via Twitter DM and details available on this page within 7 days of the closing date. Promoter and Data Controller Flea Enterprises Ltd, 2 The Old Sawmill, Lytham, FY8 5PL.