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Weirdos from Another Planet!

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Bill Watterson

Yet another Calvin and Hobbes collection compiled from Watterson's daily syndicated comic strip. YAs will enjoy Calvin and Hobbes' triumphs as they outwit Rosalyn the babysitter or discover life on Mars via their intergalactic "little red wagon"; they'll … see full wiki

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Author: Bill Watterson
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Publisher: Andrews and McMeel Publishing
1 review about Weirdos from Another Planet!

May Calvin never grow up!

  • Jul 29, 2006
Rating:
+5
Calvin is the kind of child that we all dread when they are a child and would admire and pay money for when they are an adult. His life and the life of his parents are summed up in the cartoon on page 77 when Calvin says, "Golly, I'd hate to have a kid like me." He is destructive, uncooperative, mean to his parents and extremely imaginative. Clearly, if he were to ever grow up, the quality of the entertainment that he would produce would be outstanding.
Fortunately, Calvin and his stuffed Tiger friend Hobbs are cartoon characters so they don't have to grow up. Cartoonist Watterson can keep them this age as long as he wants so that we can continue to be entertained by their antics. This collection of cartoons is funny, imaginative and is an exaggerated view of the life of a child. There is no question in my mind that Watterson was an imaginative child and probably got in a lot of serious trouble during that time. We should be grateful for that, as he grew up to be an outstanding cartoonist and this book is an existence proof of that.

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