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The Revenge Of The Baby-Sat: Calvin & Hobbes Series: Book Eight (Calvin and Hobbes) Paperback – 18 Apr 1991

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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere; New Ed edition (18 April 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751508314
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751508314
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 1 x 22.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Bill Watterson won the 1986 Reuben Award as Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, nominated by the National Cartoonist's Society.


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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 hijinx 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.
Calvin is always getting into trouble. Him and his stuffed tiger, Hobbes, are always faced with obstacles; from Calvin's parents to his teacher. One of the main obstacles he faces in this book is a deranged baby-sitter (or at least, that's how he sees her). But hey, no problem! Calvin and Hobbes have a plan to get back at the baby-sitter once and for all!
Other adventures in the book can be found, such as:
*Calvin tries to play hooky*
*Calvin's picture session with his father*
*The Beanie Epic*
*Calvin forgets his "bug project"*
*Calvin's house gets broken into*
*"The Pushing of the Car Down the Drive" incident*
*Calvin cleans his room*
and many more!
"The Revenge of the Baby-Sat" is 128 pages of Calvin and Hobbes hilarity. Bill Watterson never ceases to amaze me with his witty creativity and well-executed humor. This is something that can be enjoyed by kids, as well as adults. This is an outstanding collection of Calvin and Hobbes comic strips that should be checked out by anybody who's a fan of the comic strip (or anybody who loves to laugh). A five-star collection that continues to entertain me without missing a single beat.
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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!
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at last, carolyn the babysitter gets her own back! this is the one we've all been waiting for. these books always have me laughing form the moment i pick them up untill the moment i put them down and this one is the one i love above all the others. buy it and you will never regret it
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As an artistic creation, the character of Calvin is a work of genius. An only child with a huge imagination and an ego to go with it has an imaginary friend in the form of Hobbes a toy tiger. Yet is Hobbes imaginary? He gets all of the best lines ( no pun intended) and acts more like a sensible older brother to Calvin than anything else. Throughout the strip we witness Calvin's adventures, and go on trips within his imagination. My personal favourites are his fantasies of being a space pilot that he has at home or whilst day dreaming in class. Inevitably the dangerous giant bugs and space monsters are either his mother or his matron-like teacher calling him to attention. The drawings are perfect and show personality and character within a few well conceived pen strokes. As with all great cartoonists Waterson is a genius at revealing personality in a simplified form
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Someone recommended this to me and i'm glad he did. I really like Bill Watersons humour. It's comic books for adults which capture childhood perfectly and make you laugh as you do. They're great for children too. My 11 year old niece visited recently and she read the entire book and throughly enjoyed it. I heard her laugh aloud on a couple of occasions.
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By A Customer on 26 July 1999
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I own all but three Calvin and Hobbes books, and I have never not enjoyed one of these books. Some of the cartoons in the books are a little out of place, but others are hilarious!! I was sad to see Calvin and Hobbes go, but at least I can read the strip in the books. I also suggest Scientific Progress Goes "Boink" and The Days Are Just Packed. I don't pick favorites because they're all great. If you ever see this book, PICK IT UP!! Buy it the first time you see it, I promise it will be worth your money!! Five Stars: *****
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This was published at, of my point of view, the pinnacle of Bill Watterson's career. A book jam- packed with sledding adventures, water baloon wars and almost every thing amaginable of the
inseperable duo. A real must for Calvin and Hobbes fans, or those just introduced to the strip.
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By A Customer on 30 Sept. 1998
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This book, along with Snow Goons, and Scientific Progreess, are my favorite Calvin and Hobbes books (I own) so far. The stories about Tracer Bullet, Spaceman Spiff, and Roasalyn are two thumbs and two claws up! Excellent!
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