The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury (Calvin and Hobbes Series)

The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury (Calvin and Hobbes Series)


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ISBN-13: 9780836218053
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/1988
Series: Calvin and Hobbes Series , #2
Edition description: Original
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 17,804
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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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Essential Calvin and Hobbes 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best comic strips of all time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We bought this for my 9 year old son on impulse as a gift and he absolutely fell in love with it. A month and a half later he is now re-reading it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have been reading this series for years. Sooooooooo happy to have it on my tablet. A wonderfull strip for those who haven't read it yet.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was great because every comic in it could'nt be better. It's a long book but it is so good it just flys by. If you haven't read Calvin And Hobbs before you should.It's my favorite comic book. READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was my first Calvin and Hobbes book, but after it..I am always looking for more. I had so much fun while reading it, that by the time I was almost done I started slowing down to have more time to enjoy it. This kid is hillarious. He thinks as an adult, but with a funny innocent touch. And actually it is true that we all had 'or have' that special toy...However, Calvin is a bit more hyper and imaginative than common kids..Thank God!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was,but it did not have that last little touch to it. That was ,not all the pages had color, but other than that it was perfect!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LisaNaz More than 1 year ago
Does anyone know if this one has the "What's it like to Fall in Love" comic strip in it?  Feb. 1986
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always been a fan of the comics, and actually have the whole set in paper form. However, when I saw that some of them were available for my nook HD+ I jumped at getting this. The only con is that they all aren't available right now! Great comic for anyone who is a fan. Calvin has an interesting take on life, and Hobbes is his balance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely the best book for children and adults!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watterson brings Calvin and Hobbes to life with originality, wonder and fun. I bought this for my seven year-old and I hope he finds it as wonderful as I have.
LoveSanta More than 1 year ago
Okay, so this isn't a book that would turn the world around but if you just want some good old fun reading about a boy and his imaginary friend then you need to read these. I buy them for my son who is an avid fan of Calvin and his antics. He received two of these books for Christmas and loved them both. I think they are the kind of book that a bachelor should have in his house on a coffee table as a great ice breaker especially if your guests have never heard of these two characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Calvin and Hobbes, I want to give them 100000000000 stars!!!! My gramma read them, my mom read them, and now me and my sister are reading them! I even lent the book to my BFF! She lovees it also, and a lot of my guy friends read it, too! If you haven't read it, and you have about 10 bucks spending cash, I sugest this book!!!!!!
LinJayKay More than 1 year ago
I've collected all? the collections available. This purchase was a gift for a 13-year-old boy, and we knew it would be very well received. These compilations are great to keep in the car to re-read while waiting for appointments, etc. This book, and others that Mr. Watterson has blessed us with, are great for deck-sitting in the summer, and curling up on the couch on rainy or snowy days. Calvin's snowman creations, antics with parents, and the joint imaginations of this boy and his stuffed but very-much-alive cat, Hobbs, are always an entertaining! Kudos for the super-sized vocabulary. Kids won't even realize they're learning...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i got this book for my 10 year old son and he loves it now my little girl likes to read them as well she is 9yrs. it gets my daughter to read more. she likes to laugh a lot and it is a really funny book for the whole family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son lovesd it
Max_McDaniels More than 1 year ago
I recommend this for comic- and manga-loving people over the age of nine. The 10th anniversery edition isn't that good though. the rest ROCK!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was recommended to me by a friend. It was so freakin funny! I loved every page anybody from adults too kids would love it. Calvin and Hobbes are adorable lol!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this book is awesome. I really enjoyed this book. There are so many funny parts in the book. I think it is funny when Hobbes does something but Calvin gets blamed for it. I reccomend that if you like comics like me then get these books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is awesome I was (rofl)after I read this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was lucky enough to give birth to a "Calvin". He's our middle and always felt like he didn't quite have a place of his own until I introduced him to the entire Calvin and Hobbes collection. Now we have the priveledge of enjoying him with all his uniqueness and spirit AND sharing a bit of his character with friends and relatives with the Calvin comics. HE has someone to relate to and his spirit is soaring! We all love these characters! Thank you Mr. Watterson!
katietwa08 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A wonderful collection of some of the best of Calvin and Hobbes. I loved these comics and still do. The hilarious and hearwarming relationship between a boy and his stuffed tiger, these comics will leave readers laughing and smiling through the whole book.
keylawk on LibraryThing 10 months ago
There must be many reasons for the almost universal delight taken by the public in the work of Bill Watterson as the creator of a swash-buckling 6-year-old and a tiger named Hobbes, who is real to Calvin, but is a stuffed animal to everyone else. The syndicated strip ran for 10 years -- 1985 through 1995, with the Treasury published in 1999, and the 3-volume "Complete Calvin and Hobbes" in 2005. Watterson has resisted what must be a kind of temptation: He has not permitted or profited from merchandising: "My strip is about private realities, the magic of imagination, and the specialness of certain friendships. [No one] would believe in the innocence of a little kid and his tiger if they cashed in on their popularity to sell overpriced knickknacks that nobody needs." I like that part -- that "nobody needs". Then again, I wonder....
tripleblessings on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Contains cartoons from "Calvin and Hobbes" and "Something under the bed is drooling". The Sunday large-format strips are in colour. Wonderful original humour and imagination. Fun for kids, but hugely enjoyable for adults, and even more so for parents.