The Days Are Just Packed: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection (Paperback)

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My favorite Calvin and Hobbes volume, this one is truly a summer read. It is full of nostalgia for childhood. My first Dad jokes came from Calvin and Hobbes; thank you Bill Watterson.

— Abby


Zounds! Spaceman Spiff, Stupendous Man, the ferocious tiger Hobbes, and the rest of Calvin's riotous imagination are all included in The Days Are Just Packed.

Calvin, the self-proclaimed "Boy of Destiny," continues to save the universe with his alter egos, Spaceman Spiff and Stupendous Man, at least until Miss Wormwood or his mother bring him back to reality. Susie, Calvin's nemesis and love interest, remains Calvin's favorite target. And when he's not recovering from a ferocious tiger attack, Calvin creates hideous snowmen, plays a moral cat-and-mouse game with Santa, conducts his infamous Dad polls, and combats the monsters under his bed.

About the Author

Bill Watterson is the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, one of the most popular and well-regarded cartoon strips of the twentieth century. Calvin and Hobbes appeared in newspapers from November 1985 until Watterson's retirement in 1995.


Praise For…

"At some level, all American childhoods are the same, which probably explains our lasting love affair with Calvin and Hobbes." (Timothy R. Smith, The Washington Post)

"Bill Watterson's 'Calvin and Hobbes,' easily one of the most beloved comic strips of all time..." (Bryan Hood, New York Post)

"A student of comics, Watterson drew from an eclectic set of influences...The result was a strip that was vibrant, accessible, and beautiful." (Jake Rossen, Mental Floss)
Product Details
ISBN: 9780836217353
ISBN-10: 0836217357
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: September 7th, 1993
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Calvin and Hobbes