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It's A Magical World: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection Paperback – September 1, 1996
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In this large, softcover book, you get all the usual suspects: The dreaded Miss Wormwood, Calvin's schoolteacher, who has to put up with his imaginitive but lame excuses, snowball fights with Susie, Spaceman Spiff, who gets stranded on distant planets, and of course, his stressed out parents.
Other characters include two marvelous one-eyed aliens, Galaxoid and Nebular, who buy the earth from Calvin for 50 leaves, but when it snows, claim they were overcharged, and demand that Calvin bring the planet up to code, and Calvin's musings on whether there is an Evil Santa, who gives to the bad girls and boys "the dangerous, annoying, and corrupting toys your parents won't allow", and best of all, when he decides to be a Suburban Post-Modernist artist, and claims that "art isn't about ideas, it's about style".
Hobbes is my favorite cartoon animal, drawn as a stuffed toy when seen from non-Calvin eyes, but a wise and playfull being in Calvin's magical world. There's a lot of love between them, and the hug on the back cover of this book says it all. Calvin and Hobbes will appeal to the rebel in us all, provide numerous laughs, and warm our hearts on cold days.
Calvin can make an adventure out of everything, whether it's having Susie over for an afternoon (a great day for GROSS), trying to get out of school, playing Calvinball with Rosalyn, or putting off a leaf collection project until the very last night, his antics are sure to make you laugh. The genius of the strip is that we're often laughing at ourselves. Hobbes's comments are often funny and true, and watch out for the Chewing magazine strips. They hit a little too close to home.
This strip got better as it went along, and there is some classic stuff here. It's a little bitter sweet reading the last few knowing it's the end. And I still want to know what the noodles incident was.
While there are some strips out there I enjoy, I still miss this great strip. If you somehow managed to miss it, pick up any book today. It's guaranteed to have you laughing in no time.
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I sent the book as a gift to my friend and she totally loved it.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I would recommend this book to any who enjoy intelligent and whimsical humor. My favorite moments have always been Calvin's snowman creations.Published 1 month ago by J. Inman
My Doggie reminds me so much of Hobbs it is uncanny; Calvin reminds me of one of our sons years ago, but both together are perfect and the parents are the perfect backdrop to both... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Captain Jack Sparrow
All Calvin and Hobbs work is fun, refreshing and makes you appreciate the guy's talents.Published 4 months ago by Bill
Great book, my 11 year old son loves it and reads it over and over. I hear him laughing all the time.Published 4 months ago by Mike
Can any one review matter for Calvin and Hobbes? I'll unreservedly join the masses who delight in a boy and his tiger. Read morePublished 5 months ago by H. Letsla