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The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book (Calvin and Hobbes)

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A collection of cartoons presents the antics of Calvin, a mischevious six-year-old boy, and his stuffed tiger Hobbes.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published 1989 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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K.D. Absolutely
I enjoyed reading this book. Witty and funny with colorful well-drawn images. There are only 5 characters: 4 y/o Calvin; his stuff toy tiger and lone playmate Hobbes who in Calvin's wild imagination can turn into a live precocious and sometimes silly tiger; Suzie who is a girl reaching out for Calvin but gets bullied by Calvin because he seems to be contented playing with Hobbes and there is a stage in a boy's life when girls are yucky; Calvin's father; and Calvin's mother.

Even if there are only
Spaceman Spiff, Stupendous Man, Calvin the Tyrannosaurus... the kid's imagination has no ends, no bounds, no limits! Laws of the universe held sacred for centuries bend to his will if he wants to. The Creator of the Worlds is the Destroyer of the Worlds... and he is Calvin! Hats off to Bill Watterson for creating one of the best partnerships in the comic world, an undying friendship that does moisten your eyes once in a while, a relationship of love and sarcasm that makes you laugh so hard that ...more
Juan (He who reads!) Manuel
Disclaimer: the notes you're about to read were extracted from this book and I do not intend to take personal credit for any of them:

Watterson is so damn intelligent :) ...

Calvin : I call this “lookout” hill
Hobbes: Yes you can certainly see far from up here
Calvin: I call it “lookout” hill Because that’s what you yell whenever we go down it.
Calvin: You Know, sometimes it seems things go by too Quickly.
Calvin: We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take the time to e
Kevin Xu
first book that I have ever found!
"The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book" opens with Calvin's 10-page adventure as Spaceman Spiff, interplanetary explorer extraordinaire, with one mission in mind: to destroy all aliens, which in real life, are disguised as his mother and Susie. Very funny stuff.

Yet Calvin's wild imagination doesn't stop there. For the rest of the colorful 100+ pages, he agitates his parents mercilessly, particularly his father; while with his mother, he adversely chokes down every disgusting meal she cooks, ma

(two hours later)

Cute. Perfect for those nights where I just need a little light something before bed. :)
I miss Calvin and Hobbes. Stopped reading comics altogether when it stopped. Nothing compares...
This book is as the title suggests... lazy and beautiful, AND in full color!! Nice.
Comics for very smart people. If you haven't read these you should check them out.
Not surprisingly, this is primarily a collection of Sunday strips. I say 'primarily', because I think Watterson regarded the covers, end pages, introductions, etc as an entertaining challenge, and seems to've taken pleasure in creating new strips and tableaux for the collections. Even if you have the newspaper strips in other books, it's worth adding this to your collection for the additional material.

In an afterword, Watterson casts back to days when Sunday cartoons were large, often multipanel
Culled from the Sunday papers, where apparently the comics are given more space allowing the artist to work outside of the regular 3-4 panel layout (and use more colours), this series of stand-alone pages are typically, wonderfully Watterson. Opening with a beautifully painted image of our heroes, walking through a snowy field, highlights for me include monsters under the bed, the intricacies of two-man baseball, the joy of giving a tiger a scratch, losing against Hobbes at Monopoly, Calvin’s Da ...more
I picked this book to write the review b/c the Sunday strips were works of art each time. Because he had the larger format and color options to put out on Sundays, these were some of the most imaginative. You got to see other aspects of Calvin's imagination beyond Hobbes--the drooling, alien school teacher, spaceman spiff, etc. With regard to Sunday strips, Watterson repeatedly bucked the system and rallied against the marginalizing of the Sunday comics all the while fighting the uphill battle a ...more
Kai Wilson
Calvin and Hobbes, The Lazy Sunday Book, 20,000 out of five stars. Hats off to Bill Watterson! Yet another amazing treasury in the Calvin and Hobbes series. I found myself laughing on every single page! All the comics were funny and well-thought-out, the art was good, and even the little stories that Bill threw in there were good. I would recommend this book to people of all ages. Mr. Watterson's books never disappoint!
Sami C
My first Calvin and Hobbes book. I remember when my mom and I were walking around the bookstore, and she pointed out the book to me, offering to buy it. I used to pick my own books, but I let her decide for me then. She made a good choice.

More than a decade later after moving to another country, I remembered how fond I was of the book and sad that I no longer had a copy. So I ordered found one on Bookmooch, and mooched all of the other used copies of the Calvin and Hobbes books I could find.

I gu
All the time I pick up any Calvin and Hobbes collections I lose myself for an hour. I still laugh as hard as I did the first time I read them. I always related to Calvin, in the sense that he is a loner and he does not care. I always was a type of loner in which I could never stay put with the same set of friends because getting to involved with people meant that you lost time with yourself. I would always (and 'til this day, I will admit) imagine myself in another place or silly situations, and ...more
I wanted to see what all the calvin and hobbes guys was about. It was okay. Great illustrations, funny commentary on human nature/society, great imagination from Calvin.
Calvin and Hobbes caught my attention as a small child, and even though I didn’t always get all of the more adult jokes, I still enjoyed them. After a few years of reading, I appreciated more and more and even now, as an adult, I enjoy the creativity and joy Calvin finds in every situation of life.

After reading every book of Calvin and Hobbes, I would recommend them to anyone who wants to find the joys of a simple life and I look forward to sharing them with my own boys when they are a bit olde
Calvin and Hobbes caught my attention as a small child, and even though I didn’t always get all of the more adult jokes, I still enjoyed them. After a few years of reading, I appreciated more and more and even now, as an adult, I enjoy the creativity and joy Calvin finds in every situation of life.

After reading every book of Calvin and Hobbes, I would recommend them to anyone who wants to find the joys of a simple life and I look forward to sharing them with my own boys when they are a bit olde
Always a pleasure to read !! Lifts my spirits up ! Life seems fairly easy ! :D
Francis Cuncich
Such a cozy cover - don't even have to open the book to enjoy it.
Wonderful collection of Calvin And Hobbes! Simply Superb. 5 stars from me.
The Offspring have recently shared the Calvin and Hobbes love. Is it genetic, or actually universal?
Aug 30, 2007 Underwater rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anybody
Of course, it's Calvin and Hobbes, and who can fault it? But as far as Waterson collections go, and if we're dealing in that category we're already at a pretty high standard, this is the one you could skip. I don't think there are any strips in here that aren't also in another book, and I think I got the impression somewhere in my life that the coloring had been tampered with... although I may have made that up. The 'extra' that's added to the beginning of a lot of Calvin & Hobbes books is q ...more
Just adorable. :D
Jul 07, 2014 Jj rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: comics
Ambrose Miles
Great humor, very funny.
Yet another among the books published by Bill Watterson from the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip that I have enjoyed. My children have literally worn out these collections of C&H comics, and with good reason. C&H is a unique blend of homespun philosophy, side-splitting humor, and insight into the human (child and adult) condition. Watterson's insights into, and sly digs at, various social, familial, and other institutions of modern life are masterful.
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Bill Watterson (born William Boyd Watterson II) is an American cartoonist, and the author of the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes". His career as a syndicated cartoonist ran from 1985 to 1995; he stopped drawing "Calvin and Hobbes" at the end of 1995 with a short statement to newspaper editors and his fans that he felt he had achieved all he could in the comic strip medium. During the early years of ...more
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