The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

by Bill Watterson

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Calvin, the six-year-old dirty tricksmeister and master of indignation and his warm, cuddly philosopher sidekick and Hobbes, a tiger whose idea of adventure is to lie on his back by the fire and have his stomach rubbed. This unlikely due captured the hearts, the minds, and, most of all, the funny bones of America. The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes contains an original full-color section, as well as all the cartoons appearing in The Revenge of the Baby-Sat and Scientific Progress Goes "Boink." All Sunday cartoons are presented in full-color.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449458195
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 11/12/2013
Series: Calvin and Hobbes , #11
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 211,320
File size: 66 MB
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Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

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 1996.


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Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Keno-Ty More than 1 year ago
Bill Watterson has a magical touch in developing the loveable charcters of Calvin and his pet tiger Hobbes. In this installment you follow many shorts of Calvin's mischief with Hobbes in tow! Truly one of my favorite in the series, "Indispensable" will leave you with the need to follow them through to the end of the comic strip.
LinJayKay More than 1 year ago
Calvin and his stuffed tiger, Hobbs, brings us into his world. Calvin knows his world is ultimately controlled by adults, (his parents & teachers) but these comics are special because he knows these adults cannot control his very vivid (sometimes dangerous!) imagination. The vocabulary and illustrations are amazing. Thank you, Bill Watterson!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son developed a love for books.
Jules02043 More than 1 year ago
Bill Watterson's sense of humor and characters are proving to be timeless and relavant 15 years after his retirement and a decade into this new millenium. I enjoy reading and rereading this book to my 6 year old son who relates wonderfully to Calvin.
Shanwrit More than 1 year ago
I used to read Calvin & Hobbes in college. I introduced my son to the characters last year. He loves the book. We have 2 and plan to buy more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
hey! if ur reading this and haven't read it it! i have 2 calvin and hobbes books, and they haven't dissapointed me one bit! its hilarious! calvin, 6 years old, has a wild imagination and his imaginary tiger friend, which is really a stuffed animal, hobbes, goes with him everywhere. together they have fun, watch t.v., sometimes fight, and plots evil plans to ditch the babysitter!!! this book has a lot of funny episodes, and is perfect for comic-lovers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I give this HILARIOUS book FIVE STARS because you never know whats going on in Calvins mind because he does all this WACKO stuff.Once he locked his babysitter out of the house,and he also puts his UNDERWARE on his head and a towel around his neck and calls himself a hero!If your reading this I totaly recomend this AWESOME book to you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
unbeatable. bill watterson has done it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Indispensable Clavin and Hobbes is one of the best C&H books out. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes is a wonderful book. Even after the first time of reading it's still great and is as funny as the first time reading it. One of my favorites! I totally reccomend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has laughs about subjects from dinosourus to space aliens and beyond. A great addition to your comic collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is sweet. It is awesome.I love it.
StormRaven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Indispenable Calvin and Hobbes is an omnibus treasury tha is composed of material previously released in The Revenge of the Baby-Sat and Scientific Progress Goes Boink. As a result, this treasury isn't actually indespensable at all - which is part of the joke. The fact that Watterson would go to the lengths of making sure that even the titles of his treasuries contribute some humor is, to me, illustrative of the care that Watterson takes in crafting his comic. And that care shows up in the consittent high quality of the resulting output.Almost everyone should be familiar with Calvin, a precocious, imaginative, unruly six or seven year old boy and his stuffed tiger Hobbes. Hobbes comes to life when Calvin is alone with him, and is Calvin's best friend. Although the strip is somewhat ambiguous on the point, Hobbes's lively activites are almost certainly a product of Calvin's imagination, which makes the fact that Hobbes appears to be a good deal smarter and more mature than Calvin that much funnier.The book contains several funny mini-storylines - three encounters with Calvin's dreaded babysitter Rosalyn, including his stealing her science notes and locking her out of the house; Calvin's attempt to complete bug collection while waiting for the bus, and later attempt to write a report on bat (Bats= Bugs!); Calvin's disaterous experiments with his Duplicator (it turns out, multiple Calvin's are nothing but trouble for the original), and his Time Machine (dinosaurs think tigers might make a tasy snack); Calvin's interminable wait for his propeller beanie which turns out to be a huge disappointment; and Calvin, under peer pressure, dsinging up to play baseball. All are funny, and all capture what life as an overactive little boy is like, retaining an honesty amidst the humor.But where Calvin and Hobbes shines is always the signle strips, in which Calvin waxes philosophical, or lets his imagination run wild (the Spaceman Spiff interludes and imaginative dinosaur strips are among my favorites. I love Calvin's demented snowman sculptures too). Among the best are those with little or no dialogue - Calvin using an umbrella to make an impromptu pool, hosing his mother down as she leaves the shouse, and my favorite, convincing his dad to go play with him in the snow - all told just in pictures.I also think Watterson is an underrated poet - the book leads off with several pages with a single picture and a brief poem - either humorous, or touching, or both. The strips in which Calvin improvises poetry (usually over the sleeping Hobbes) are also among the best, such as Calvin's alliterative haiku:"Twitching tufted tail,A toasty, tawny tummy:A tired tiger."While The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes may not technically be indispensable, it is certainly pretty close in my estimation. As with most Calvin and Hobbes material, this one gets my strong recommendation.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
The third treasury of the classic strip finds Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes getting into all kinds of new trouble. The laughs are still funny all these years later. The only thing I have to say is if you aren't familiar with this classic comic strip, fix that immediately if not sooner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As soon as I read the final page my nook set on fire. I had to buy a new one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another post reminded me pf this comic. (Different book) Calvin: What the...? I'm not playing with a full deck. Hobbes: That's what people say. Calvin: Really!? Then why didn't someone go get some new ones? (Later) Calvin:HEY!!!
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