Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Larry in Wonderland: A Pearls Before Swine Collection Paperback – October 4, 2011
"Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It"
Read the new book by bestselling author Grace Helbig. More by Grace Helbig.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
About the Author
More About the Author
So he found himself sitting in class at UCLA Law School, hopelessly bored, sketching the character Rat (who would later become a mainstay of all his future comic strips). Creative inspiration followed him through graduation in 1993 to his first law firm job in San Francisco, where by 1996 he finally started submitting his comics to syndicates. Persisting through an initial spate of rejections, Stephan Pastis created his signature strip Pearls Before Swine and eventually signed on with his syndicate in 1999. Pearls was off and running, making appearances on the web, in newspapers, and in many best-selling books.
In 2013, inspired to break out of the box of a daily comic strip, Pastis took on the new challenge of becoming a children's author, penning the first book in a projected middle grade series called Timmy Failure, about an inept kid detective and his sidekick polar bear. Fail it did not; receiving stellar reviews and becoming an instant New York Times and National Indie bestseller. Now published in nearly 40 languages worldwide, Pastis' defective detective is poised to become the next big breakout children's book character.
Top Customer Reviews
I recomend this book to anyone who enjoys pearls before swine or anyone who heard about this from a friend
As I live in a small town where the local newspaper is apparently written by meth-addled sixth graders and is nearly unreadable, I haven't had access to daily comic strips in some time. Because of this, I had no idea what to expect from a Pearls Before Swine collection.
And I sure as hell couldn't have imagined something like this.
This strip has moments of such weirdness that I cannot fathom how it is as popular as it is in mainstream culture. I don't think Stephan Pastis can figure it out either. Maybe this is why he begins the collection with a number of letters to various newspaper editors across the country all expressing their outrage at Pearls Before Swine. Or maybe this is just part of the joke?
The strip constantly draws attention to the fact that it is a comic strip, which allows the humor to transcend the confines of normal comic strip humor. For example, look at one of the first strips in the collection:
A normal strip would have ended one panel sooner, which would have made fans of Family Circus chuckle and would have probably been posted on Facebook by Middle School English Teachers and Librarians.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
All fans of Stephan Pastis rejoice. Yet again another beloved and irreverent tale of our crocodile, rat and zebra buddies. A must read for all his followers.Published on January 21, 2014 by susan jayaprasanna
What can we say? It's PEARLS: all of the ironic, sarcastic humor you know and love from the daily strip.Published on December 17, 2013 by A House of Readers
Pearls appeals to the sophomore in me. I love the rat, crocs,pig and all the other characters. The pig is especially dear because he's terminally dumb. Read morePublished on December 9, 2013 by jah
If you are a fan of the Pearls before Swine comics, you will certainly like this book. Although I don't see any real relationship to the title -- it is basically a series of the... Read morePublished on April 28, 2013 by Rick Sommerfeld
Another great compilation of Pearls Before Swine! Great job Stephan Pastis. Looking forward to more of these books in the future.Published on March 30, 2013 by Lisa Xanthos
This to me is the best Pearls Before Swine non-treasury book. Storylines include Guard Duck declaring war on a character named Drama Cow, Pearls getting a new never-stops smiling... Read morePublished on November 27, 2012 by Ryan