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"Most people who write comic dialogue for minors demonstrate surprisingly little feel for - or faith in - the original source material, that is, childhood, in all its unfettered and winsome glory. It is in this respect that Bill Watterson has proved as unsusal as his feckless creations, Calvin and Hobbes. Watterson is the reporter who's gotten it right; childhood as it act"Most people who write comic dialogue for minors demonstrate surprisingly little feel for - or faith in - the original source material, that is, childhood, in all its unfettered and winsome glory. It is in this respect that Bill Watterson has proved as unsusal as his feckless creations, Calvin and Hobbes. Watterson is the reporter who's gotten it right; childhood as it actually is." - Garry Trudeau, from the Foreword...

Title : Calvin and Hobbes
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ISBN : 9781449407094
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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Calvin and Hobbes Reviews

  • Archit Ojha
    2018-10-16 14:57

    Strip after strip after strip.Some books just win you over. I too sleep with the baseball bat beside my bed to kill the monster lurking down it.I wonder I still may not be old enough to not start doing this poll manipulation thing with my dad either.I do not want my wife to have such a kid in the house. I want to be that kid rather. We might consider a tiger instead.With characters sketched up as well as these, you will be going out of your way not to give this one a 5 star.Wonderful and addictive.Did I say 5 stars already? Make that 5 stars plus one more for the timelessness captured.

  • Prashant
    2018-10-15 19:30

    This is what I got in my mail box to cheer me up while I used to study late in the winter. Too stressed with your schedule and cold??Have a Calvin break [image error]

  • Το Άσχημο Ρύζι Καρολίνα
    2018-09-16 21:54

    Ο Κάλβιν είναι ένας εξάχρονος διαβολάκος που ζει με τη μαμά και τον μπαμπά του, τους οποίους συνηθίζει να φέρνει στα όρια νευρικής κρίσης. Ο αγαπημένος φίλος του, ο Χομπς, είναι ένας μικρός τίγρης. Μπορεί για όλους τους άλλους να μοιάζει ως ένα απλό λούτρινο ζωάκι, αλλά μέσα από τη ζωηρή φαντασία του πιτσιρικά, ο Χομπς, είναι ένα πλάσμα ζωντανό που μιλάει και τον συνοδεύει στις αταξίες και σε όλες τις μικρές και μεγάλες περιπέτειες της ζωής του. Συχνά ο Watterson παρουσιάζει σε διπλανά καρέ τον κόσμο όπως αυτός φαίνεται στα μάτια του μικρού, γεμάτος από τέρατα, διαστημόπλοια, εξωγήινους και όπλα με λέιζερ και την πραγματικότητα η οποία είναι σαφώς πιο ασπρόμαυρη και πληκτική. Ο Κάλβιν έχει φιλοσοφικές ανησυχίες και συχνά ο δημιουργός του τον βάζει να εκφράζεται σαν να ήταν ενήλικας. Έχει ωστόσο και τις εντελώς παιδικές στιγμές του, όταν αρνείται να φάει το βραδινό του εκτός κι αν τον βεβαιώσει η μητέρα του πως έχει μαγειρέψει μυαλά πιθήκου (οπότε τα καταβροχθίζει κι ας πρόκειται απλώς για γεμιστές πιπεριές) ή να κάνει μπάνιο (καραδοκούν δολοφονικές μπουρμπουλήθρες και καρχαρίες στην μπανιέρα), ή όταν πειράζει τη συμμαθήτριά του, την Σούσυ Ντέρκινς με την οποία είναι αθεράπευτα ερωτευμένος (και θυμωμένος συνάμα) ή όταν τρομάζει τις νύχτες από τους μπαμπούλες που κρύβονται κάτω από το κρεβάτι του. Δεν αγαπάει ιδιαίτερα το σχολείο και τα μαθήματα, αλλά θέλει να μάθει να οδηγεί και νευριάζει που η μαμά του αρνείται κατηγορηματικά να του παραχωρήσει, έστω και για λίγο, το τιμόνι. Οι δύο εφιάλτες του πέρα από το σχολείο και το πρωινό ξύπνημα είναι ο Μό ένας συμμαθητής του, που του παίρνει με το έτσι θέλω το χαρτζιλίκι και τον χτυπάει στο μάθημα της γυμναστικής και η μπέιμπι σίτερ του, η οποία δεν ανέχεται και πολλά.Ο Κάλβιν έχει μια οπορτουνιστική κοσμοθεωρία, όπου όλα μπορούν να επιτευχθούν κατά την άποψή του με το χρήμα, την άνοδο στην εξουσία ή αν αυτά δεν έχουν αποτέλεσμα, τότε, με τα κλάματα και τις τσιρίδες (οι οποίες είναι μακράν το πιο αποτελεσματικό από όλα τα μέσα). Του αρέσει να εξερευνεί τον κόσμο αλλά πάνω από όλα έχει μια βαθιά επιθυμία να τον κατακτήσει. Με την μικρότερη δυνατή προσπάθεια. Ο Χομπς, ο τιγράκος, είναι πιο ήπιος και λογικός. Είναι και πιο τυχερός γιατί δεν είναι υποχρεωμένος να πηγαίνει κάθε πρωί στο σχολείο, αν και πρέπει κατά διαστήματα να μπαίνει για μπάνιο στο πλυντήριο με την υπόλοιπη μπουγάδα, και συχνά δεν μπορεί να ακολουθεί την οικογένειά του στις εξόδους τους (μπορεί να φάει κανέναν, έτσι λέει ο μπαμπάς). Συχνά έχει πολύ ωραίες ιδέες που ωστόσο αποτυγχάνουν στην εκτέλεσή τους, αλλά δεν πειράζει, γιατί η μαμά πάντα στον Κάλβιν θα βάζει τις φωνές. Αυτό είναι το πρώτο κόμιξ με τον υπερκινητικό ευφάνταστο μπόμπιρα με τον χνουδωτό φιλαράκο του, που διαβάζω, και το λάτρεψα. Τρυφερές και αστείες ιστορίες και μια υπόγεια σάτιρα της σύγχρονης κοινωνίας, είναι κατά την άποψή μου μια δροσερή ανάσα μέσα σε αυτόν τον ανυπόφορο καύσωνα.

  • Pooja
    2018-09-27 15:52

    If you want to appreciate the peace in your life better than you do, want to realize and feel proud on its beauty, serenity and tranquility then you have to read Calvin and Hobbes.Calvin is a 6-years old super intelligent, humorous and lazy kid, a kid whom you never wish you have in your life. Because he uses his intelligence in making people's life miserable! Not in an evil way, but a way not less than evil!Hobbes is his stuffed tiger, calm, modest, sarcastic and funny who plays with Calvin and stays with him as his best friend.Calvin's Mom is a housewife always carrying a headache caused by Calvin's activities.Calvin's dad works at office and would glad to hear you if you can talk about how to get rid of Calvin.Susie is the perfect girl, a girl whom all of you know from real life.Rosalyn occasionally works as Calvin's baby sitter and is the only person Calvin fears.With all these characters present in a comic strip series, you are bound to have a good time reading it!

  • Shayantani Das
    2018-09-19 20:56

    Who doesn’t love Calvin, the over imaginative, mischievous child, with his imaginary tiger friends Hobbes? His antics drive his parents to the brink of insanity and he loves pondering about his Captain Spiff fantasies during class. He is always either making excuses for not having the healthy (read: disgusting) food he has been served, or advocating children’s right to vote in crucial decision like bed time hours, or irritating his friends Susie.Every page is funnier than the last one and the illustrations are fantabulous! Love Calvin and Hobbles always! : D1 book done, 18 more books to enjoy!

  • Orient
    2018-09-16 15:54

    Calvin is a fabulous kid with fantastic imagination and he has a stunning feature to drive mad everyone around.

  • Donovan
    2018-10-04 13:55

    I don't know if I lived in a bomb shelter as a kid or was subject to a weird mind-altering device, but I don't remember ever reading Calvin and Hobbes. Like ever. And it's fantastic. The humor is totally smart and clever, and their friendship charming. It's funny how the parents really are the bad guys from Calvin's perspective, and we're not sure if Hobbes is real or imaginary. But I suppose if he's real to Calvin then he is real, isn't he? Recommended for re-instilling optimism after the world has failed you yet again.

  • mina
    2018-10-06 20:54

    Love it love it love it!One of the best comics ever! Although it's just another story about a super hyperactive small boy and his imaginary friend, you love Calvin so much because of his hilarious "know-it-all" comments. He trashed through house, to the point that his parents hoped that they had dachsund instead. (Heard from the doctor's examination room):Calvin: "Hey, doc, why are you rubbing my arm with cotton? Are you going to put a leech there? ... Are you going to bleed me? You're not going to amputate , are you? ARE you? ... What's that? Is that a shot? Are you going to... AAUGHH! IT WENT CLEAR THROUGH MY ARM! Ow ow ow ow!!! I'M DYING! I hope you've paid your malpractice insurance, you quack! WHERE'S MY MOM??!"And his tiger-doll-slash-imaginary-friend Hobbes was just so adorable and wise (although probably it was Calvin who was "wise", since it came from Calvin's imagination). Calvin: "I need help on my homework. What's a pronoun?"Hobbes: "A noun that lost its amateur status."(Silence)Calvin: "Maybe I can get a point for originality."But sometimes Calvin also had his more subdued moments:Calvin: "Uh, Hobbes? .. I forgot to get you a present. I didn't even make you a card. I'm sorry, Hobbes. I didn't mean to forget."Hobbes: "It's okay, little buddy. I didn't get you anything, either. But here's a tiger hug for being my best friend. Merry Christmas."Calvin: "Not so hard, you big sissy. You squeeze my tears out."It's a must-have.By the way, reading about imaginary friend reminds me to "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends", in Cartoon Network. Love the show :)

  • Dee
    2018-10-03 13:35

    Love, love, LOVE this cartoon! Especially love Calvin's dad and his explanations!! Oh, and Hobbes when he gets on the subject of girls. <3

  • Julia
    2018-09-23 20:49

    I think Calvin and Hobbes is the best comic of all time. I'm sure you've all heard of this, because Calvin and Hobbes has been around for a very long time. But for those who haven't read it, I say pick that comic book up right now! This book is comic strips about a six year old who hates school, homework, baths, his "evil" baby sitter, Rosalyn, and food his mother makes. Calvin's friend, Hobbes, is a stuffed tiger that comes to life when nobody is around except Calvin. His next door neighbor and classmate, Susie, is an A+ student, who is basically the exact opposite of Calvin. These comics are nothing but pure comedy.

  • Daniel
    2018-09-29 13:35

    Iskreno ne znam nikoga ko je uspeo na bolji i zabavniji nacin da prikaze psihu malog hiperaktivnog klinca bolje nego Vareson. Svaka cast.Plus razasuto kroz celu knjigu ima i dosta interesantnih pitanja kao i konstatacija koje stvarno navode na razmisljanje.Preporuka.

  • Antonio
    2018-09-16 13:58

    "Childhood as it actually is" is the best definition of this book so far.

  • Orsodimondo
    2018-09-22 20:32

    SCUSATE IL RITARDOCALVIN AND HOBBES è geniale. Finora avevo letto poche strisce sui giornali americani e questo è il primo volume che mi godo: da qui la richiesta di scuse per il ritardo. Ma farò ammenda, ne leggerò presto altri.Mi piace tutto: il disegno, il testo, i personaggi, le strisce di lunghezza normale e quelle che durano una pagina intera. E' irriverente come devono essere i fumetti di valore. E' divertente, anzi spassoso. Rispetto ai mitici meravigliosi Peanuts, aggiunge il mondo degli adulti, che sono presenti e attivi, interagiscono con Calvin (perfino con Hobbes), anche loro altrettanto brillanti e graffianti. Hobbes è indimenticabile, il tigrotto di pezza è più vivo di un umano.

  • rahul
    2018-10-05 20:44

    And, this is one of my favorites

  • Ray Smith
    2018-10-06 21:46

    Calvin and Hobbes became a favorite of mine back in the mid 80s. In black and white on the pages of the Indianapolis Star I followed the young boy - Calvin - an imaginative (understatement) 1st grader, and his often times alive, sometimes stuffed-tiger sidekick Hobbes, who very often was Calvin's conscience (yes, rarely listened to!). Many of us can relate to the story of a young boy and his favorite stuffed animal going to far away worlds on other planets, to prehistoric earth, or just being a precocious first grader battling mom and dad, teachers, little girls and bullies at every turn. I own all of the books and when I reread them still laugh years later at the (mis)adventures of Calvin and Hobbes. Although it has been almost 30 years since those first strips began to appear in newspapers across the country, Calvin and Hobbes is still as relevant and poignant today as it ever was, because it dealt with ideas and storylines that are timeless.So do yourself a favor, grab a cup of hot chocolate and curl up with a boy and his tiger and enjoy the simple - yet funny life. And make sure to hold on to the sides of the wagon - the trip is a doozie!

  • Biondy
    2018-10-06 17:34

    Duh, ceritanya. Lucu dengan satire dan komentar sosial di beberapa bagian. Kasihan sih sebenarnya sama orang tuanya si Calvin ini. Pasti pusing punya anak hiperaktif yang punya segudang ulah kayak si Calvin ini :)).Di sini dunia anak-anaknya tergambarkan sekali, ya. Batas antara realita dan imajinasi sangat tipis. Si Calvin ini juga sebenarnya sadar akan keduanya, tapi dia lebih cenderung untuk (memilih, atau mungkin juga secara alami) bermain di dalam dunia fantasinya.

  • Ruel
    2018-09-25 13:32

    It's been years since I've read any of the Calvin and Hobbes comics and when I stumbled across this first volume at the library, I couldn't help devouring it in one sitting. This book serves as an excellent reminder of why Calvin and Hobbes was so popular in its day and why it is so revered now: Bill Watterson created a brilliant and charming character in six-year-old Calvin. The little boy is hilarious and adorable, especially when his stuffed tiger Hobbes comes to life. Whether sledding in the woods at dizzying speeds or contemplating the meaning of life, Calvin and Hobbes are perfect together. These early strips contain the characters we grew to love over the years: Susie, Moe the Bully, Calvin's teacher, and his parents. There is still plenty to come, but this initial book contains enough laughs to rekindle the joy of reading these for the first time.

  • Vanessa
    2018-10-03 18:49

    I'm a big fan of Calvin and Hobbes, and the first edition of the collections was no different. If ever I need to feel uplifted, and have a little chuckle to myself, then I can just go back to the child tearaway that is Calvin, and the imaginary friend I always wished I'd had that is Hobbes. My favourite cartoon series of all time, and a delightful first collection.

  • Issa
    2018-09-25 14:57

    My childhood favourite comic strip. Reading it nowadays brings you back to the feeling of endless summer days spent with your best friends... Real or imagined

  • Nathan D
    2018-09-28 15:44

    Calvin and Hobbes are tow of the most likeable and characters you will fine in this fun advancer you will fined comady and lots of fun you rely need to read this book.

  • Dave
    2018-10-17 20:35

    Easily among the most clever of comic strips, Watterson's cartoons of the boy Calvin and his imaginative ( real Tiger ) Hobbes was a treat to read daily and in this 127 page soft cover collection. All black and white strips. Great stuff!

  • Faith
    2018-10-09 17:36

    Oh wow. I think these books might be longest-loved on my favorites list. My dad read these a long long time ago and gave them to me to read, I might have been six. I liked these books at first, but now I love them. I must have memorized a full book's worth of comic strips and was very disappointed when they stopped being in the newspaper comic strip section! They're funny, sweet, and evil. Calvin's morbid sense of humor and wide vocabulary and mature way of thinking mixed with his slight little-kid self always has me in stitches. Hobbes is funny and cuddly and cute and loves to sneak attack Calvin. Susie Derkins makes me laugh at her descriptions of how to play "House." Their summer adventures and Christmas vacation stories are the perfect combo of sweet and totally wild and wicked. Best comic books ever.

  • Logan
    2018-09-29 17:33

    Logan carries around his best stuffed friend, Cuddles, who is a white tiger, so he and Calvin have something in common. Some of the stuff went over Logan's head and I had to explain it, but overall, lots of laughs. Logan's never been to school, so there was some unfamiliar territory there, but he watches Johnny Test, which has clued him in to all the school talk and the issues with school, so he gets why Calvin hates school. He knows what it means to be called to the principal, to be scolded for daydreaming, to get detention, and to have to take tests. In fact, it seems like just about any books or shows we read/watch, there is a lot about the soul-crushing aspects of school, so I guess that's a pretty common theme for kids. We talked about why Suzie is my favorite character, after Hobbes. Suzie is hilarious.

  • Summer
    2018-09-24 15:51

    THIS IS THE CUTEST BOOK EVER.I remember reading this book back when I was younger, and to this day, I stand by the belief that this book is utterly and undeniably ADORABLE. Not only it is cute, it's also hilarious, always managing to put a smile on my face.I am not that into comic books, but this book exposed me to the world of comics, a genre I would not have ventured into if not for Calvin and Hobbes. I recommend this book to readers of all ages, as this book is in no way exclusive to one age group and will appeal to everyone.

  • Staci
    2018-10-03 20:44

    This book belongs to my son Marc. He left this on the stairs and needless to say I picked it up and started reading it. Couldn't stop!! I loved Calvin and Hobbes when I was a teen. Marc has loved it since I can remember. No wonder....he is Calvin!!!! I laughed out loud so many times and that is because 20 years ago I read it and saw the world from Calvin's eyes. Now I'm reading it and sympathizing with Calvin's parents!!! Everyone needs a good dose of laughter. Read this, it won't disappoint!

  • Kyo
    2018-09-16 15:28

    I absolutely adore Calvin and Hobbes: it's constantly funny which is quite a feat where there are so many comics in one book.This was great to read in between studying for my exams because I could simply read one or two and finish them in a short time, but it still made me laugh and relax a bit, so absolutely great!

  • Sohini Sarker
    2018-09-21 15:51

    I am Calvin. I have always been Calvin.

  • Groundwood (MZ)
    2018-10-13 14:56

    a hilarious comic book. the relationship between calvin and hobbe's is inspiring. I just loved it.

  • sologdin
    2018-09-19 16:57

    paradigmatic trenchcoat mafia type has psychotic fantasies, wars against the cool kids, and engages in reckless recreations.

  • Kluxorious Kluxces
    2018-10-05 18:39

    this is my childhood. how can I not love this