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The Essential Calvin and Hobbes (edition 1988)

by Bill Watterson

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Title:The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
Authors:Bill Watterson
Info:Andrews McMeel Publishing (1988), Edition: Original, Paperback, 256 pages
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Rating:*****
Tags:comic, humor

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The Essential Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

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This book is funny and happy and it makes me crack up in many ways. This was the first Calvin and Hobbes book I read, and it really made me want to read all the rest of the Calvin and Hobbes books. Calvin and his tiger Hobbes get into all kinds of crazy adventures in this book. The funny thing is that Hobbes seems to always take really good care of Calvin, which is kind of what my brother does for me. One other thing I thought was interesting is that you can't really tell if Hobbes is real or not. Either way, this was a cool book. ( )
  BiniS27 | Feb 19, 2016 |
Ah ha ha ha....ROTFLMAO!

"It says here that by the age of six....
Most children have seen a million murders on television.
I find that very disturbing!
It means I've been watching all the wrong channels"

"I wonder where we go when we die....
Pittsburgh?.....
You mean if we're good or we're bad?"

"Calvin, are you going to take that stuffed tiger to school again?
Sure....
Don't kids make fun of you?
Tommy Chestnut did once and now nobody does.
Why. what happened to Tommy chestnut?
Hobbes ate him.
Ugh! He needed a bath too"

"We had a substitute teacher in school today
Did you like her?
She was ok, I guess
You guess?
It's hard to say, she went home at noon"

"Look mom, I've got rabies!
Go spit out your toothpaste and stop being silly
Maybe Dad will fall for it if I bite him first"

"WHERE'S MY JACKET????
It's right on the floor where you left it.
It's still on the floor? Why didn't you put it away?
Gee, my own copy of the 'Emancipation Proclamation"

"Are there any monsters under my bed tonight?
No. Nope. No.
If there were any monsters under my bed, how big would they be?
Very small. Now go to sleep.
MOOOOOOOOM!"

And so it goes. I love this kid, but I am so very grateful he's not mine!


( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
I don't know why I've taken so long to be introduced to this series, but I just adore Calvin. I love his introspection, his questions, and the challenge he is to his mother and father! I thoroughly enjoyed my time getting to know them. ( )
  hobbitprincess | Jan 1, 2016 |
No review necessary. It's perfect. ( )
  sometimeunderwater | Oct 15, 2015 |
I enjoy the Calvin and Hobbs series heavily and this is my favorite of them all. I really enjoy the language used for the series, for a comic series it uses very advanced language that is not common place for younger readers. Calvin, for being a young boy likes to discuss concepts that are way above his age group. I also really enjoy the plot that occurs throughout the seemingly random comics. The way the stories connect to bring plot into a comic strip is fun like in the few that involve Calvin and Hobbs going on a real adventure. ( )
  mduval7 | Nov 2, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0836218051, Paperback)

The Essential Calvin and Hobbes is an over-size anthology-type book including an original 16-page story and color Sunday cartoons.

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The award-winning cartoonist details the further adventures of Calvin, a mischievous young boy with boundless energy and imagination, and his lovable stuffed tiger.

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