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BBXX: Baby Blues: The First Two Decades

(Baby Blues Specials)

4.61  ·  Rating details ·  105 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Baby Blues: XX is a hefty, hardcover treasury highlighting 20 years of Baby Blues, one of the most popular comic strips in history.  A comprehensive and commemorative edition of all things Baby Blues, creators Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott share personal reflections and never-before-published essays, drawings, and photographs, along with more than 1,000 of the best Baby Blu ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published November 13th 2012 by Andrews McMeel Publishing (first published October 26th 2010)
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Cik Aini
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I used to read this since school years. Then, I furthered my study and started working. I had forgotten about it..Baby Blues wasn't there when I delivered my children. Now, mu children are all grown up, I found this collectible at BBW priced at RM25 (USD6). I grabbed only one, despite they carry other BB titles. I started reading it yesterday and finished it today. It left me in stiches. Baby Blues never fail to amuse me when I am single before marriage and became a single mother later on. Readi ...more
Sarah
Dec 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
This definitive collection of the first two decades of "Baby Blues," the parental comic strip based on the lives of characters Darryl and Wanda MacPherson, is sure to inspire laughs. As the MacPhersons' home grows from baby Zoe to include Hammie and later Wren, chaos and laughter abound, and many parents will likely find ways to relate with their own parenting experiences. This large collection includes commentary and amusing annecdotes from creators Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott, with background ...more
Barbara
Jun 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was giggling in the library while reading it. You know how difficult it is to giggle quietly?? :)
Allison
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction-read
Great book for anyone who enjoys this comic strip. Also a great shower gift for new parents!
Travis
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's a little unfair to rate a "greatest hits" collection of any kind against the normal volumes. By the very nature of the collection it's going to win out. But even then this summation of the first 20 years of Baby Blues is fantastic. Parents will relate to so many of the scenarios and laugh out loud throughout.

It's fun to see the strip evolve over the two decades. While Darryl and Wanda don't really age, the kids grow up slowly but surely and new children get added. Actual character progressi
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Allison Marti
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Baby Blues is my most favorite comic. To be able to laugh at the absurdity and most maddening moments of child-rearing and family life has saved my sanity more than once. I was extremely lucky to have won a personalized copy (with a sketch of Zoe) of this compilation directly from Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott - from a FB contest in which I had to decipher 7 phrases (chicken scratches actually) written on the telephone booth in a Pearls Before Swine panel involving Zoe and Hammie. I treasure this ...more
Adriana
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The definitive collection of Baby Blues strips.
You get to read from first pregnancy to toddler years and enjoy every minute of it.
What I find brilliant about this strip is that even someone like me, who’s never really had much to do with babies or kids, can see the funny in the situations that Darryl and Wanda have to face.
It’s like a study of the human condition ^_^
David Ward
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
BBXX:Baby Blues: Decades 1 & 2 by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2012) (741.5973). This is a great big collection of their funniest stuff written and drawn in collaboration with each other. My rating: 7.5/10, finished 1/12/15.
Janika Puolitaival
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was so fun and interesting to read: I always enjoy reading about creative process behind comics and notes about individual strips. Since this covers so many years of Baby Blues, it was fun to "watch" once again how their family grows and Zoe goes from diapers to schools.
Kimberly
Jun 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-books-read
I have read this many times. Baby Blues is my all time favorite comic. It makes me laugh every time!
Grant
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kirkman and Scott provide insight into parenting and cartooning in this retrospective volume.
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