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Paperback The Revenge of the Baby-SAT: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection Volume 8 Book

ISBN: 0836218663

ISBN13: 9780836218664

The Revenge of the Baby-SAT: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection Volume 8

(Book #5 in the Calvin and Hobbes Series)

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"Calvin and Hobbes provided an exhilarating blend of fantasy, sophistication, pungent humor and superb drawing that was dazzling." --The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio

With keen insight, Bill Watterson depicted life through the eyes of a child in Calvin and Hobbes--with all the inherent fun and frustrations. Through the adventures of this engaging pair, the limits of our imaginations were challenged as we enjoyed accompanying...

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this is a great book i got it at a secondhand store for 2bux and i was so stroked cuz my bro used to collect these and this was the only one that he didnt have but i got it first haha.anyways its hilarious so buy it!!!!

"Give me liberty or give me death, Zogwarg Queen!"

No matter how many times I read them, I can never get tired of Calvin and Hobbes. They're funny, creative, and are always getting into some sort of hijinx that could just about get them grounded for life. "The Revenge of the Baby-Sat" offers such adventures as that in a funny and entertaining way.Calvin is always getting into trouble. Him and his stuffed tiger, Hobbes, are always faced with obstacles; from Calvin's parents to his teacher. One of the main obstacles he faces in this book is a deranged baby-sitter (or at least, that's how he sees her). But hey, no problem! Calvin and Hobbes have a plan to get back at the baby-sitter once and for all!Other adventures in the book can be found, such as:*Calvin tries to play hooky**Calvin's picture session with his father**The Beanie Epic**Calvin forgets his "bug project"**Calvin's house gets broken into**"The Pushing of the Car Down the Drive" incident**Calvin cleans his room*and many more!"The Revenge of the Baby-Sat" is127 pages of Calvin and Hobbes hilarity. Bill Watterson never ceases to amaze me with his witty creativity and well-executed humor. This is something that can be enjoyed by kids, as well as adults. This is an outstanding collection of Calvin and Hobbes comic strips that should be checked out by anybody who's a fan of the comic strip (or anybody who loves to laugh). A five-star collection that continues to entertain me without missing a single beat.

Watterson, the man, the myth, the legend in his own time

It is my feeling that Bill Watterson had enough integrity and ethics to prevent the syndicate from cranking out endless meaninglessly repetitive compilations. Of course, he did quit partly because he was becoming disgusted with many of the commercial aspects of his work. With most comics, even good ones, the collections get stale after a few. Watterson's collections dont. There are a dozen or so C & H compilations/collections, but you wont be dissapointed with owning the whole shebang, especially since Watterson frequently did a lot of extra work to ensure that each collection had something new to offer. Even without this extra stuff, Watterson's body of work is extensive enought to warrant owning all these collections. He was steadily cranking out great material for a decade or so, and if you are like me you will be reading some C & H weekly for as long as you are on this earth, so tons of books is not a bad thing. Basically, I wholeheartedly reccomend all the books. If you like one you will like them all. They only get better as you get to know the characters. Watterson never goes for the cheap laugh by having any of the comic's principals act out of character. As you progress through the years with C & H, and I do reccomend reading them in order, you will see how art progresses and grows when the artist is committed to excellent work. So, go get the first one, titled simply Calvin & Hobbes, and then start down the enjoyable road to making Calvin and his tiger a pleasant little chunk of your life. (Yes, i have repeated this review for every C & H book I own, wich is all of them, so get used to seeing all this anytime you look one of them up)

Cracks me up every time!!

Bill Waterson has done it again. And what I mean by that is made up another wounderfly funny Calvin and Hobbes collection book from his famous cartoon strip. This book has all the basics that has made all Calvin and Hobbes fans laugh for years- Calvin getting in trouble with his mom, teacher, princibal, dad; Calvin having "fun" in the snow with his sled, and with his red wagon inthe summer; Calvin and Hobbes running away from home constantly; Calvin dening love to Susie; Calvin making rude comments and asking the tough questions; and the untimely philosophy of Calvin. This also has the favorite , the on going battle between Calvin and the wicked baby-sitter Merylin. This is a great book and also a great edition to the millions of Calvin and Hobbes fans collections. This is a must buy even if you a first time C & H's reader, it would be a good way to start your collection.

Get your "Revenge"

The title of this book refers to the classic sequence of strips in which Calvin plots revenge on his "demonic" babysitter by kidnapping her homework and threatening to flush it down the toilet. Hobbes, wisely, tries to opt out of the operation. This is another outstanding collection in the Calvin and Hobbes series. Bill Watterson is a comic genius whose presence in the funny pages has been sorely missed since his retirement.
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