My absoloute favorite part so far in Timothy and the Dragon's Gate? This commentary on the job market out of school by Adrienne Kress:
"Emily dear, it isn't that we aren't proud of you. We really are. But be serious for a second. What sort of career can you expect from being a ninja? her mother asked, taking a sip of tea.
"This is insane!" Emily turned to the TV Repairman. (blogers note, her Ninja teacher) "There are plenty of things I could do as a ninja, aren't there?"
"Well..." said the TV Repairman in his carefull English. "Not really. Ninja's really aren't all that hot right now. I guess you could teach."
I laughed for five minutes straight at least.
Go Canadian Authors!