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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 Calvin and Hobbes as they traveled through time, transmogrified themselves, and stirred up trouble.Watterson's vibWith 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 Calvin and Hobbes as they traveled through time, transmogrified themselves, and stirred up trouble.Watterson's vibrant characterization of event and personality, deft artistic presentation, and whimsical perspective have cultivated an unwavering affection for his characters. In The Revenge of the Baby-Sat, readers can relish the opportunity to dwell once more in the enduring reminder of life as a child today....

Title : The Revenge of the Baby-Sat: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection
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ISBN : 9780836218664
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Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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The Revenge of the Baby-Sat: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection Reviews

  • Antonio
    2019-02-05 16:04

    Do you know as there are some things which never fail in cheering you up? A hot chocolate on a cold night, some leisure time laying on the grass on a sunny day, a cold beer with a friend and a Bill Watterson's book. I've been under extreme pressure lately, so I took some time to revisit this two friends of mine - and what a visit!Calvin & Hobbes take me back to a time when everything was simple: childhood. We then grew up, life got in the way, things got complicated, and much of the innocence was lost along the way. The eyes which used to see everything from a child's view has now changed despite our efforts to remain the same. While reading this books, I feel like looking at the world through a child's lenses. I only desire that we would use it a little more in our busy adult life. The world would for sure be a better place for everyone. Thank you, Bill Watterson, for this opportunity.

  • Marc
    2019-01-29 15:53

    All the usual delightful and poignant Calvin hijinks are in this collection in addition to a couple rather honest emotional strips that kind of amazed me in their honesty (Calvin's parents' unease after returning from vacation to find their home was broken into; and, little moments like Calvin asking his mother to tell him she loves him before he comes down out of the tree expecting to be in huge trouble). Normally, I find myself identifying with Calvin or Hobbes, but this volume reminded me how well Watterson captures parenthood.

  • Dawn (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
    2019-02-22 10:41

    I think it's safe to say that I will read every Calvin and Hobbes book that has ever been written and none of them will ever receive a rating of less than 5 stars.

  • Exina
    2019-02-07 15:37

    I love Calvin who never wants to bathe, or go to bed, let alone wake up, and go to school. He philosophizes on problems such as how could Santa Claus finance his business, and why do the ants work constantly? I also love Hobbes who pounces on Calvin every day, and I guess he is Calvin’s better half, at least he is trying. (“We’ll get in trouble...”) My absolute favorite in this volume is Calvin’s Mother’s Day poem (“Did you notice the part about my allowance?”).

  • Jill Hutchinson
    2019-02-15 15:01

    I was crushed when Watterson decided to discontinue the Calvin and Hobbes series of comic strips for adults, so I bought all the trade paperbacks. I ran into one the other day while dusting some book shelves (not my favorite activity). I had read it before but these characters never get old and are iconic as far as I am concerned. So over lunch, I read it again and it was just as enjoyable as the first time. If you have never dipped your toe into the world of Calvin and Hobbes, you are missing quite a treat. Witty, wise, and whimsical......highly recommended.

  • The other John
    2019-02-10 17:03

    I think this one's my favorite Calvin and Hobbes collection. In it, Mr. Watterson tries his hand at a couple of more "serious" storylines, namely the "Propeller Beanie" tale and the sequence in which Calvin's home gets burgled. I think he handled both tales well, melding realistic events with Calvin's weird take on reality. And, of course, there's the usual Calvinity afoot, including the origin of G.R.O.S.S. (I would have thought that institution had started earlier in the strip's history. Good thing I'm rereading the collections so I can get things straight, eh?)

  • Travis
    2019-02-15 17:55

    What can I say about Calvin and Hobbes that has not already been said? I grew up reading about Calvin's crazy adventures and imaginative world. When I became a father I bought these for my son and he has a pile of Calvin and Hobbes books that are splashed all over his bed. He sometimes comes out of his room laughing and wanting to show me "another one", and I have enjoyed reading them all over again, especially with my son.

  • Raquel
    2019-02-17 18:04

    'Calvin & Hobbes' é uma das duplas mais afamadas da banda desenhada de todos os tempos, e no entanto ainda não tinha tido verdadeiramente contacto com a história destes dois pequenos traquinas que Bill Watterson nos apresenta. Dois livros depois, dizer que estou rendida aos seus encantos é pouco. crítica em

  • PurplyCookie
    2019-02-13 14:56

    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 situation 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.This is the fifth installment of the "Calvin and Hobbes" series, and it just gets better every repeated reading. 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.There are more adventures, and more significant discussions between the characters. Here we have the up and downs of winter, vengeance against Rosalyn the babysitter, a propeller beanie, unstoppable hiccups, another boring week of camping, a little incident with Calvin's parents' car, and a chilling break-in of the family's house. Book Details: Title The Revenge of the Baby-Sat: A Calvin and Hobbes CollectionAuthor Bill Watterson Reviewed By Purplycookie

  • Nandan Dubey
    2019-02-03 15:03

    I love reading Calvin Hobbes again and again :). I like all it's character and i like the cartoon. A mere six year old child Calvin is real interesting character. His thinking seems so natural as presented by Watterson. People around Calvin always intercepting him always creating hurdle and he face them in his own challenging way. Why pick up bed why not make a bot to do such daily petty jobs.Even though Rosalyn his baby-sat takes more money than general baby-sitting she always is at disadvantage. This time Calvin has taken her exam notes and locked himself in bathroom threaten her to flush her notes if his demands are are not fulfilled. :-D. this was just one of the events the book is full of Calvin mischiefs his hatred to girls etc etc.

  • Yair Ben-Zvi
    2019-01-31 10:53

    I have nothing to say (or write) about this collection except that it's wonderful and anyone out there (including me) who was late to the C&H party should do themselves a favor and pick it up. I have yet to read a writer of graphic or standard novels who ably described (and so beautifully) the fun and alienating aspects of American boyhood so believably as Bill Watterson does in this (and I suspect his others) collections of this sublime newspaper comic.

  • Scott
    2019-02-16 10:41

    Amazing, as always

  • Ash
    2019-02-06 15:56

    My first C &B book. A laugh riot.

  • Shayantani Das
    2019-02-05 14:03

    Having a terrible day?Great, read Calvin and Hobbes.Works like magic!

  • Sandra
    2019-02-16 12:40

    Once in a while I just got to read a Calvin and Hobbes book. They are just as much fun as they have been 20+ years ago. You can just read them again and again. Love the authors creativity, the little wisdoms and just the plain fun these comic strips have.

  • Bob Schmitz
    2019-01-27 13:57

    Still needing Trump proof reading at night. Wonderful book. Lets you mind drift off into pleasant chuckling sleep.

  • Rachel
    2019-02-05 12:39

    Cute and funny. Feels like a throw back. :) Reminiscent of the past of childhood; the joys and struggles.

  • James
    2019-01-30 15:46

    Always good for a laugh and some insight. A book from my childhood that I owned.

  • Amanda Barrow
    2019-02-23 18:47

    One to sit and read and re-read and never get tired of their antics.

  • Mark Austin
    2019-02-06 12:56

    Calvin and Hobbes were a bedrock of my childhood. I'm estimating I've read each five times but in reality I'd just grab one at random, open at random, and then be lost in the world of Calvinball and Spaceman Spiff, Suzy Derkins and Moe, fantastic snowmen and philosophical walks in the woods with Hobbes.As a kid who lived in his imagination to escape the many difficulties of an unstable childhood and crippling depths of introversion, Calvin embodied that side of me (though I was actually mild-mannered).Hobbes' outsider's views on the flaws of human society and our materialistic culture sank deep and gave some justification to my perpetual feelings of being an outsider. If the status quo is flawed, being one step removed gave perspective and freed me from the need to conform. Maybe this is over-analysis and -attribution, but in retrospect I do see some roots of my ability to accept the belief that I was different in Hobbes' musings.★★★★★ - Amazing. This is the best I've read of its genre, the ones I hold on to so I can re-read them and/or loan them out to people looking for a great book. The best of these change the way I look at the world and operate within it.

  • mwesterhoff17
    2019-02-20 11:56

    First off I really loved this book. I think it's a really good free read book to read if you have some extra time to read this book. This book is always in third omniscient point of view. So you know it's gonna be a very adventuress type book. Not to mention the amazing drawings by Bill Watterson. His drawings really set the happy and joyful mood. But lets get to the really good stuff.We start off with the crazy life of Calvin an stubborn 6 year old boy that has a really really big imagination and determined attitude. The main idea of this wacky book is probably humor at it's finest. Calvin also has his right hand man to help him with his wacky adventures... Hobbes his stuffed pet tiger. The conflict in this book is really just the "hard" life of a 6 year old boy. You can really tell the authors theme in this book also it's has to be to entertain us... Everybody. I should probably end this review right about now so I'm not going to tell you anymore but you can read this book for yourself! It would really be worth your while.

  • Willow Redd
    2019-02-17 12:01

    Yet another of my old Calvin and Hobbes books for some nostalgic reading.I feel like every review I give of a Calvin book is nothing but a series of superlatives, but that's because it's one of the greatest comic strips ever made. This one includes some fantastic stories, such as the origins of the super-secret club for only Calvin and Hobbes, G.R.O.S.S. (Get Rid of Slimy girlS). There is also a much deeper story involving a break-in while the family is away at a wedding (in which Calvin also accidentally leaves Hobbes at home, causing a panic when he fears his tiger has been taken by the thieves. This leads to some great introspection from Mom, Dad, and Calvin as they consider what has happened.Once again, everyone should have some Calvin and Hobbes in their lives, it's just good sense!

  • Valerie
    2019-02-12 11:50

    I'm pretty sure that all the cartoons in this book are also in one of the collections (with the Sunday strips in color). It's still worthwhile to collect the individual books, if only for the panels on the covers and the endpages. And for redundancy, of course, since you wouldn't want to lose the classic strips.A point about aging. As in many strips, Calvin stays 6 years old (that is, his age at the start). This ensures continuity, but it causes problems with chronology. The only comic strip that ever successfully dealt with the passage of time was Gasoline Alley, though some other strips did make some attempts at it. Since the bulk of the humor in Calvin & Hobbes is from the point of view of a small child, it was probably a wise decision to give little heed to the passage of time, except for the purposes of scenic backdrop, notwithstanding the problems involved.

  • Coenraad
    2019-02-21 15:59

    Oh, the joys and frustrations of childhood! Bill Watterson is surely not the only writer / illustrator / cartoonist / artist to manage to depict these days so spot-on, yet he is surely one of the very finest. The antics of the six-year-old Calvin and his timeless (stuffed) tiger Hobbes remain funny and amusing and poignant, no matter how often you reread these strips. Watterson has made the world a better, more comprehensible and manageable place - for this I thank him.Watterson se uitbeelding van die kinderlewe van die sesjarige Calvin is só akkuraat, spitsvondig en vermaaklik dat die wêreld sommer 'n beter plek is. Die strokies laat jou die lewe effens beter verstaan, en hulle bly snaaks, al het jy hulle al hoeveel keer gelees.

  • Mark
    2019-01-28 11:45

    Another cracking collection (circa early 90s), this runs through the year so we get the seasons and panels relative to them - camping out in the wilds, when only Dad is interested; Hobbes not getting a Christmas present, apart from a lovely hug from Calvin - and it works brilliantly. Stand-outs include the reading of bedtime stories being a Dad’s job (“you didn’t do the dishes?”), the formation of G.R.O.S.S. (Get Rid Of Slimey girlS) and the panel “I hope some day I’m as a smart as [Dad}” - “Why, what did he say now?” This also has the sequence where the house gets burgled and takes the brave move of exploring all three main characters’ reactions to it. Wonderfully heartwarming, funny as anything, this is well worth a read and very highly recommended!

  • Dolly
    2019-02-05 16:46

    I've been a fan of Calvin and Hobbes for many, many years and our girls are becoming fans as well. Our youngest borrowed this book from her elementary school library (and subsequently lost it). We found it during the summer and I thought I'd peruse the comics again before we returned it to her school. Most of the comic strips were familiar and it was worth a quick read. interesting quotes:"Pretty convenient how every time I build character, he saves a couple hundred dollars." (p. 19)"I don't think I'd have been in such a hurry to reach adulthood if I'd known the whole thing was going to be ad-libbed." (p. 70)

  • Dottie J.
    2019-02-07 18:46

    Watterson's illustrations show the hilarious nature of Calvin and Hobbes and Calvin's often-frustrated parents. Calvin's ability to speak an advanced language and see through the pettiness of elementary school requirements is enlightening and makes the books even more hilarious. Hobbes, his stuffed companion who is by nature a tiger, surprises the reader by doing "tiger" things, making Calvin not fully trust Hobbes's intentions. MUST READ AT ANY AGE! The trials that they put this babysitter through is hysterical. I would want to strangle them if I was the sitter, but as the reader, I'm on Calvin and Hobbes's sides.

  • Eyehavenofilter
    2019-01-24 16:43

    I such a fan of Calvin and his Tiger Hobbs. Calvin is a knight fighting off dragons, saving Wimmin' from octopi' and guarding the galaxy as "Spiff the spaceman". Hobbs is always along for the ride, often for moral support, and mostly as the instigator of the madness. Whether they are fighting the local T-Rex, or careening down the hill in the cart from hell, the expressions on their faces are AMAZing! I've tried to hit the highlights of this craziness, but every page has something that is a laugh riot. I remember being somewhere near that size and wondering why no one could see what I could see, but now I know Calvin does. That warms the cockles of my tiny little heart.

  • B
    2019-02-15 16:50

    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 older.

  • Andrew
    2019-02-20 14:39

    This is a more refined Calvin and Hobbes if such a thing exists. The storylines are more indepth, the artwork more complete and detailed and there are longer strips - If you are familiar with the history of Calvin and Hobbes and the pressures Will Watterson was put under (shorter deadlines, ever decreasing space to place each new strip, and syndication) you know that he felt quality suffered to the point where he stopped producing them. However this book shows none of those limitations and is to my opinion one of best because of it.