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The Essential Calvin and Hobbes

by Bill Watterson

Other authors: Charles M. Schulz (Foreword)

Series: Calvin and Hobbes (1 & 2)

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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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A re-read of I don't how many times, but every time I pick it up I find something new. This time I paid more attention to the actual drawing, and was amazed by how active and alive it felt. This was one of the greatest comic strips ever published, and will always be my favorite. ( )
  evenlake | Jun 26, 2023 |
Did you know this book is as old as I am? :)
Another book challenge completed. ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
A classic. A good friend sent this to me on a rough week (thanks, Julie!) and it was really a joy to slowly re-read this selection of the adventures of wee Calvin and his tiger, Hobbes. I hadn't read these in bulk in over a decade and it was like spending some time with an old friend. Perfect mix of sweet and funny, with an enchanting drawing style. This is the book for anyone you know (of any age) that may need a little laughter. ( )
  kristykay22 | May 29, 2021 |
so many of these strips are simply wonderful. the joys of childhood, the annoyances of parenthood, the best friend relationship. he captures it all. there are a few things that don't work now, but in general it holds up so well. i really relate to the parenting ones and the craziness of calvin, after whom we apparently should have named our kid. ( )
  overlycriticalelisa | Mar 9, 2021 |
Though I'm sure that I've read both of the Calvin and Hobbes books compiled into this volume before, that didn't make Calvin and Hobbes' antics any less hilarious. ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
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Another night deprived of slumber, Hours passing without number, My eyes trace 'round the room.
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