Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for August 22, 1989
Dad: "Once upon a time there was..." Calvin: Hold it. Dad: What's the matter. Calvin: Has this book been a best seller? Has the author won a pulitzer? Did the New York Times like it? I only want stories that come highly recommended. Are there any laudatory quotes on the dust jacket? Dad: Ahem... "Once upon a time there was a noisy kid who starting going to bed without a story." Calvin: Has this book been made into a movie? Could we be watching this on video?