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Domenica è sempre domenica (Calvin and Hobbes)

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The magical friendship shared by Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes has endeared them to millions of fans in their comic strip appearing in more than 800 newspapers and in millions of books. Now their friendship endures in a full-color collection of Sunday cartoons and original art done for the book, all fit for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Whether visiting other planets as S ...more
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Published 2000 by Panini (first published 1989)
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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
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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
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Natalie
I made a great choice in actually reading this on a Sunday. A post-holiday, no obligations, lazy Sunday.

It's been years since I've picked up a Calvin and Hobbes book. It felt how (I imagine) reuniting with an old friend would feel. Cozy and comfortable yet slightly different through (older) adult eyes. An example of seeing things differently through (older) adult eyes:
Days go by and we hardly notice them. Life becomes a blur. Often it takes some calamity to make us live in the present. Then su
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Abhishek
Jun 03, 2012 Abhishek rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
A. Dawes
Jan 11, 2017 A. Dawes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics-humour
This book is a treasure chest of the full colour old-school Sunday Comics. While it doesn't have the ongoing storylines of the black and white Calvin & Hobbes, which allow for strong characterisation and captivating narrative arcs, these Sunday comics are wonderful in their own unique way.

The humour is sharp and the philosophising is done in effective short bites. What's more the illustrations display Bill Watterson's serious artistic talent.

Marvellous work.
Kevin Xu
Jun 04, 2011 Kevin Xu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read
first book that I have ever found!
PurplyCookie
"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
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Ritu
Oct 25, 2016 Ritu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
When Calvin is thrown out of his house, to do all this work outside, leaving his Mom calm and let her do the kitchen and dishes, and our intrepid hero Calvin goes to his interplanetory explorer extraordinaire!!



He's out to kill mercilessly, all the aliens that are dangerous to him and coming in his way, specially the loathsome bat-webbed booger being who in planet Earth's version is also known as Susie and who also happens to be Calvin's classmate and to him an annoying creature.

The Bogger being
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Nathaniel
Aug 15, 2009 Nathaniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Amirtha Shri
Jan 12, 2016 Amirtha Shri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great book for a lazy Sunday, indeed. The edition had a lot more spaceman Spiff comics than casual philosophy, so more laughter and lesser thoughts. I loved the little epilogue by Watterson.
Julie
Dec 15, 2012 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I miss Calvin and Hobbes. Stopped reading comics altogether when it stopped. Nothing compares...
Brianne
Cute. Perfect for those nights where I just need a little light something before bed. :)
Michael
Mar 04, 2008 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is as the title suggests... lazy and beautiful, AND in full color!! Nice.
Kayleen
Aug 24, 2009 Kayleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Comics for very smart people. If you haven't read these you should check them out.
Valerie
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
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Mark
Oct 22, 2012 Mark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Conan Tigard
Nov 18, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unlike all of the previously released collections of Calvin and Hobbes comic strips, this one is all color and all Sunday strips. There are no storylines, as those are reserved for the daily comic strips. Still, this is a wonderful collection of funnies that will tickle your funny bone.

Calvin is eternal. He is ageless and will be enjoyed by many generations to come. At school, I see elementary grade students reading Calvin and Hobbes books during silent reading periods, and it takes me back to
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Jessica
I'd never really picked up a Calvin and Hobbes book before, though I did love the strips I happened upon. These are all in color, the pages are bigger than usual, and the paper is a bit thicker. It's a beautiful edition that I got for my birthday this year, and I decided to take the following day -- a lazy Valentine's Day Sunday -- to read it. It is pretty awesome.
Calvin's imagination is unique, and this book shows a lot of it. It's got stories set in every season. It's got incredible friendship
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Shannon
Nov 25, 2016 Shannon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: funny
Bill Watterson never fails to delight!
Jex Merrill
Dec 09, 2016 Jex Merrill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Love calvin and hobbes because Bill Watterson is really good at drawing water, and tigers.
spike marlin
Dec 30, 2016 spike marlin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I laughed and laughed. This is one of the best collections of Calvin and Hobbes that I have read.
Kyla Brady
Oct 28, 2016 Kyla Brady rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An easy read that makes you re-evaluate your perspective of life.
Lui Vega
Sep 25, 2016 Lui Vega rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First Calvin & Hobbes! Friends warned me of it's simplicity and influence; I've read comics like this that have clearly just been ripping off C&B. For that reason some strips were not as interesting and were things I'd seen before, things that felt familiar. This, I imagine, is the burden that all early pioneers of an art form must bear- being the lesser known derivations of the well-known derivatives. Still dope tho!
Jennifer
May 22, 2008 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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Pedro
Jan 31, 2008 Pedro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Chelsea
Sep 04, 2016 Chelsea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars, 2015, 2016
An old favourite that was the perfect thing to read when I was feeling down. I'm not a fan of some of the stories - I find the Spaceman Spiff ones tend to have too much text, so I skim them a lot or skip them altogether, which is unfortunate because I remember that they really are great when I do read them - but these books are always great for a little pick-me-up when I'm sad. Watterson definitely has some really clever strips, and some that are just cute, and some that are heartwarming, and I ...more
B
Jul 25, 2016 B rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Underwater
Aug 30, 2007 Underwater rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
B
Jan 13, 2014 B rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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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