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Product Details

  • Series: Calvin and Hobbes
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (January 1, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0836218256
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590062275
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 8.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bill Watterson is the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, one of the most popular and well-regarded cartoon strips of the twentieth century. Calvin and Hobbes appeared in newspapers from November 1985 until Watterson's retirement in 1996.

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Bill Watterson is the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, one of the most popular and well-regarded cartoon strips of the twentieth century. Calvin and Hobbes appeared in newspapers from November 1985 until Watterson's retirement in 1996.

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I DEFINITELY recommend this book to anyone who wants to enjoy a great laugh.
avi555
Bill Watterson's "Something Under the Bed Is Drooling" is one of the "Calvin and Hobbes" series of comic strip collections.
Michael J. Mazza
He will read the book for a long time, laughing out loud, without even realizing that he is doing his required reading.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sivaji Rao on July 25, 1998
Format: Paperback
Something under the bed is drooling did not fall short of Bill Watterson's comedy standards even for one strip. From Calvin going all out(with his clothes all off) for a bowl of cookies, to Hobbes melting because of the affection of Susie Derkins, this book is someting not to be missed. It is sad to know the Bill Watterson has put the pencils away, because I think everyone who has read Calvin and Hobbes agrees that this 6-year-old is possiblt the greatest source for reading laughter we've ever experienced.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Mazza HALL OF FAME on May 31, 2002
Format: Paperback
Bill Watterson's "Something Under the Bed Is Drooling" is one of the "Calvin and Hobbes" series of comic strip collections. For the uninitiated, these strips follow the adventures of grammar school boy Calvin and his stuffed tiger, Hobbes; the latter character literally comes to life in Calvin's fertile imagination.
A number of recurring C&H storylines and motifs are part of this collection: Calvin's ongoing battle against no-nonsense babysitter Rosalyn; Calvin's curious love-hate relationship with a little girl named Susie; Calvin's role as a grammar school underachiever. There are many other amusing storylines: Calvin trying to learn to ride a bicycle; his learning to appreciate classical music; etc.
But my favorite storylines are the sort of science fictionish plots where Calvin's imagination runs wild: Calvin turning himself invisible; his becoming "immune to the force of gravity"; his shrinking to insect size; etc. Probably the funniest of these out-there plots involves Calvin's "transmogrifier," a device worthy of any mad scientist. Hobbes is always along for each mishap, offering moral support and wry commentary.
C&H could be read as a satire on education, culture, politics, and literature. Calvin is a classic comic strip character. At times very much like a real little boy, at times like an adult philosopher trapped in a child's body, he's a consistently engaging figure, and is perfectly complemented by Hobbes. And although the accent in this book is on humor, there is an unexpectedly poignant storyline in which Calvin comes to the aid of an injured baby raccoon.
At one point in the collection Calvin declares "I try to make everyone's day a little more surreal." Thanks to his creator Watterson, he succeeds brilliantly.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 3, 2000
Format: School & Library Binding
In my opinion, Bill Waterson is the greatest cartoonist I've seen. This was my very first C & H book and I thoroughly enjoyed it: one of the best. Unfortunately, Mr. Waterson has retired from cartooning, and Calvin & Hobbes is no more - one of the saddest tragedies of the century. In this book and many others, he could magically bring the cartoon to life, as only few others could do (Jim Henderson and Charles Schulz among them). Definitely worthwhile, gives a whole lot of laughs and perhaps a new view of life. I will always love Calvin and Hobbes as great cartoon characters and admire Bill Waterson for his talent.
Five stars, easy.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By avi555 on January 30, 2003
Format: Paperback
The 1st Calvin and hobbes book I ever owned, and one of the most treasured. Many people try to argue as to which is THE BEST Calvin and Hobbes collection, and although some like the 10th Anniversary Book are a must-have for any C&H fan, Frankly they ALL ARE THE BEST. All the collections rate as 100% satisfaction, and ANY book will provide great humor and entertainment. You can Never get tired or board of reading such books, EVER!
As regards the book, in general, it describes the various escapades and adventures of a 6 year old Hyperactive Calvin and his stuffed pet' tiger, Hobbes, who comes to life in Calvin's eyes and noone else's.
I DEFINITELY recommend this book to anyone who wants to enjoy a great laugh. This definitely rates as an all-time classic, and I wish i was able to give it more then a mere 5 STARS!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Darby on August 17, 2007
Format: Paperback
What can be said about Calvin & Hobbes that hasn't already been shouted to the heavens by legions of prematurely grown-up fans ?

Calvin is the eternal Child/Id within us all, and Hobbes is his stuffed tiger / best friend / faithful companion in arms come-to-life ... and together they swashbuckle their way through a childhood world populated with drooling monsters of the imagination, screaming ray-guns, carboard boxes turned magical transmogrifiers, and giant tut-tutting adults who are forever dragging us back from our revels by the ear, in order to make us wipe our feet, bathe, eat, do our homework, and go to bed on time.

By laughing at Calvin & Hobbes, we get to vicariously relive some of our own carefree childhoods exploits ... exploits which echo in our adult lives, because (looks both ways) we never actually grew up. Only our bodies did.

Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Angela on January 31, 2004
Format: Paperback
Well, I must admit I have had this book since I was in 8th grade when my best friend at the time gave it to me. I still crack up when I'm going through the pages upon pages of strange situations that Calvin and his stuffed friend find themselves in. Definately a must for any C&H fan and really funny. Buy it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Crane on July 17, 2001
Format: School & Library Binding
Calvin and Hobbes are the funniest comic strips ever created. Although Watterson has retired and does not write them anymore, it's still great to have the collections.
"Something Under the Bed is Drooling" is a collection of earlier Calvin and Hobbes stips. The old ones are the best, I think. Every page is guarenteed to make you laugh. The book is hillarious, and is fun to watch Calvin in action as he takes on his grumpy teacher, monsters, the deranged babysitter, the girl from next store, and of course, his aggravated parents. One of the funniest strips in the book is when Calvin is writing on a sheet of paper and Hobbes asks him what he is doing. Calvin tells him that he is writing his autobiography. Hobbes is confused and tells him that he's only six. Calvin simply answers, "I only have one sheet of paper."
With great comics like Calvin and Hobbes, no one is too old to enjoy them. I say buy them all while you still can. They're great to read over and over again.
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