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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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Tags:comic, humor

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The Essential Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

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  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 |
A very cute book about a boy and his stuffed tiger. Definitely a Laugh Out Loud book. ( )
  Elliepoole | Dec 4, 2013 |
Calvin and Hobbes is the greatest comic strip ever written. It remains timeless and puts us in touch with our childhood. I remember saving strips from the Sunday papers for years before I got my first collected book. In fact, I have the final strip still, saved in a protective plastic slip, and will probably frame it eventually. That's the impact Watterson had on me.

Spaceman Spiff, the product of an overactive imagination and always a sign that Calvin is a) in school and b) soon to be in trouble. Susie Derkins, the girl next door who comes to town and steals young Calvin's heart (not that you'd really know it except for how Hobbes reacts to her). Moe, the bully, a constant threat in Calvin's life. And if you can keep from tearing up during the "little raccoon" storyline, then congrats on having either no access to your emotions or no soul.

Funny, poignant, touching, thought-provoking, timeless. Everyone should have Calvin and Hobbes in their library. ( )
  regularguy5mb | Jul 11, 2013 |
So much fun, pure and simple. ( )
  BrynDahlquis | Nov 25, 2012 |
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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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