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Something Under the Bed Is Drooling Paperback – January 1, 1988

4.9 out of 5 stars 118 customer reviews
Book 2 of 11 in the Calvin and Hobbes Series

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About the Author

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 1995.

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Product Details

  • Series: Calvin and Hobbes (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (October 1, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0836218256
  • ISBN-13: 978-0836218251
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.3 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,991 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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By A Customer on March 18, 1997
Format: Paperback
My name is Josh Palmerio and I am twelve years old. Calvin and Hobbes is the greatest cartoon in the world. This book is another great Calvin and Hobbes book. Bill Watterson is a genius cartoonist. I wish I could meet him someday
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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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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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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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What can be said about C&H that hasn't been said already? I have memories of reading these comics at a very young age and at very dark times in my life. I loved each and every one and devoured them. I felt as if I knew Calvin and understood him. His struggles were mine and his preternatural wisdom helped guide me through challenges of my own. And Hobbes, dear Hobbes, the eternally divided confidant, both secretly present and publicly motionless at the same time. He was every best friend you've had or wish you had. Thank you Watterson for your gift to the world.

As for the binding, I've found it very sturdy and should live up to many years of use, at least far beyond those of its paperback counterparts. In fact, I've chosen to procure all of these works in the Turtleback version after reading rather poor reviews of the quality of the Complete Calvin and Hobbes Collection.
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