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Something Under the Bed Is Drooling (Calvin and Hobbes #2)

4.69 of 5 stars 4.69  ·  rating details  ·  9,083 ratings  ·  159 reviews
"Be good to yourself: Buy a copy of this Calvin and Hobbes cartoon book. If you don't laugh out loud at every third strip, check your pulse. You may be dead." --Phil Musick, Pittsburgh PressCalvin is a rambunctious six-year-old whose manic antics threaten world peace. Hobbes is his stuffed tiger who comes alive when adults aren"t around. The saga of their daily exploits wo ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 1st 1988 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Shayantani Das

Screw Harry Potters and Katniss Everdens, Calvin is my hero with his eternal quest of abolishing healthy food, swimming lessons, and freezing his face in his queer expression.

What a companion I have found! This is the most intoxicating, relaxing, nauseating, rejuvenating, nostalgic and inspiring stuff one could ever read.

What did I get this time? Here's a sample

This explains it all!
Oh, you'd rather blow the evening cooking and washing dishes than spend a few bucks?

Comedy gold. Najsmesniji strip posle Garfilda>)
Arun Divakar
I've got plenty of common sense...I just choose to ignore it !!!
The second collection (from 1988), this still has a few rough edges (Calvin’s a bit more sarky than usual, the design of Hobbes settles over the course of the collection) but plenty to recommend. From the transmogrifier transforming Calvin into a little tiger to the introduction - following a botched haircut by Hobbes that makes Calvin bald - of Tracer Bullet (“I’ve got eight slugs in me. One’s lead, the rest are bourbon”), from more school fun and more interplay with Susie, this rockets along. ...more
Love it! Especially the longer stories and the pics without text. This is my favorite:

Jan 31, 2011 Shanrox rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: comic book lovers!!! 0_o
Recommended to Shanrox by: my brother
i don't usually read comic books. it was my brother actually that showed it to me so i read it and i thought it was hilarious. Basically, it was just different strips and cut-outs of Calvin and Hobbes' lives. this is me:
hmmm..........okay what's the point? ..........really!..........HAHAHAHA!!!........that is SO that is so mean!!!.....aww, it's finished already??? ^_^
hey, it's, one of my first comic books, okay? it wasn't my favorite, so sue me, but at least i gave it thr
багато сміятися корисно для здоров'я. кальвін і гобс – дивовижно смішні персонажі. ergo, кальвін і гобс корисні для здоров'я (для роботи трошки менше, але ж чи ми будемо жертвувати здоров'ям заради роботи?).
I read this in one day. I loved it and laugh a bit. I ended up scaring my cat, when I did. It was a nice change to what I had been reading. It was light hearted and funny. I don't think anyone can have a problem with reading a bit of Calvin and Hobbes.

It was surprisingly inspiring and motivating for me.

I should make it a habit of reading at least one comic book type of book a month, to remember why I love to read in the first place. Comic books were my first love.

And you never forget your first
I think comic books like Calvin & Hobbes should be included in the self-help category. After all they make us feel good about life and ourselves. Bill Watterson's work is brilliant - the humor and the portrayal of the characters and the overall philosophy. And the beautiful illustrations pull you into the delightful world of a little rascal and his imaginary companion and their adventures. These comic series are more for adults with the underlying messages on what's wrong with the world and ...more
Isabel Caldeira
Just an amazing book! Filled with sweet and funny storys that everyone will love. I want Hobbes as my friend as well!
I'm not a comic book person. I've always strive to be one but end up failing miserably. The only comic book I have read cover to cover is a book called Coffee with Jesus which I reviewed not long ago. Shortly after I began reading that book of comics, I found a Calvin and Hobbes book at a thrift store. It looked like a brand new copy so I bought it for two dollars! What a steal! My intention when buying the book was to set it aside as a gift for my little cousin... but not before reading it myse ...more
Calvin and Hobbes is a very easy, but enjoyable book that brings humor to whom ever may read it. Personally, I love Calvin and Hobbes and this one happens to be my favorite. It’s consistently funny though out the whole book. Although I think it’s a good book I would not recommend it as something you read all the time. Since it’s very easy to read it can get a little boring after a while and doesn’t challenge you very much. This book is a nice book for just something quick and easy to pick up to ...more
Scribble Orca
Oct 22, 2010 Scribble Orca rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Scribble by: anyone who needs a laugh
Side-splittingly funny.
Mary Catelli
Calvin and Hobbes, collection 2. Starting with Calvin checking for monsters under the bed by talking about having put on ten pounds and become nice and plump. . .

It has a lot of strips about snowballs and sledding and other snow stuff, though Calvin's snowman attempts are merely large -- and Hobbes revolts at the notion of turning an enormous snowball into a mere toe for the eventual creature. Rosalyn is a known menace now. Hobbes has his adventures with the washing machine, the place where Calv
Erika Schoeps
This comics collection is a great group of the Calvin and Hobbes comics. I probably would have enjoyed it more, but I've read it so many times that I saw every punchline from a mile away. The humor is hit and miss, (Watterson resorts to some cliches and the 'aw shucks, isn't that cute?' brand of humor that grandmas seem to really enjoy) but Calvin and Hobbes always redeems itself with its themes of nostalgia and imagination. For me, simply watching Calvin and Hobbes go on adventures and being a ...more
it was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
These comics are the most intoxicing and powerful comics that I've ever foind, Calvin and Hobbes are the best friends that I've ever read, the realistic relation between all the caracters and toughts, are a good reflexion to even nowsdays
I'm just too old. And Calvin is too bratty. And I wouldn't have thought it from the outside but this book is too long. Sure there are brilliant pages. I could definitely pick different sets of 20 pages and have all different ratings. But overall reading this is almost but not quite as exhausting as being around a little kid. 3.5 of 5.
Roger Royer
An amazing collection of a great series of comics from the paper. Calvin and Hobbes is one of my favorite ever series and this places them together in one place. Just an amazing book.
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
Lanie Sanders
So funny and cute! totally my favorite comic. :D i love hobbs sense of humor, and calvin has got the greats imagination ever. :D perfect for a nice light read filled with lots of laughs.
Kimberly Plyler
Another relatable Calvin and Hobbes book about being scared of what's under the bed. Very cute and funny for children and adults.
I had the same fears as calvin. But never once my monsters talked to me or I never had tought to fed my bed monsters.
A gift from my sister and best friend when I was sixteen, and the first step of a wonderful journey. Today almost every Calvin and Hobbes comic book ever published sits on my bookshelf, and they have stood the test of time. They're still laugh-out-loud funny, even after multiple readings. My son is now enjoying them, and I have to say, until I had him, I would never have thought any 6-year-old boy could be as precocious as Calvin. I can see why he relates!

My favourite strips in this book appear
Calvin and Hobbes have been a favorite for almost twenty years.
Why is it that whenever I'm feeling a little low, all I have to do is pull one of the Calvin & Hobbes books from the shelf and give it a good re-read to perk me up. I've many other "funny-books", but these are the ones that bring me most joy.
Then, a little after I am done, I start re-realizing that Watterson will probably never do any more, then I get sad again.
I'm very grateful for what I have... and I'll re-read them as many times as I need... I just wish there were more.
OK, now I'm feelin
The front cover is weird but the stories inside are funny.
Another Calvin and Hobbes read with my 3 boys. LOVE.
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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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“Hobbes: What are you doing?
Calvin: Being "cool."
Hobbes: You look more like you're being bored.
Calvin: The world bores you when you're cool.
Hobbes: Look, I brought a sombrero! Now we can both be "cool."
Calvin: A sombrero?! Are you crazy?! Cool people don't wear sombreros!
Hobbes: What fun is it being cool if you can't wear a sombrero?”
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