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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for August 20, 2019

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 10 months ago

    “If you go to sleep, you can dream about it. Goodnight!”

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    Sugar Bombs 95  10 months ago

    You could be watching it on video, but the film could be EXTREMELY different from the book.

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  10 months ago

    Maybe Calvin can recommend books to others himself.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  10 months ago

    Even Hobbes is not going to get any sleep if Calvin keeps asking Dad questions about the book.

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    Watcher  10 months ago

    Is there a t-shirt to go along with the story and can I have fries with it too.

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    dave1960  10 months ago

    Heed the warning Calvin….

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    Bilan  10 months ago

    Not really a bad idea. Most Pulitzer Prize winning novels would put Calvin right to sleep.

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    codycab  10 months ago

    To answer your questions, Calvin: no, no, no, no, no and no. And in that order.

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    bluram  10 months ago
    Put a sock in it, Calvin!
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    The Reader Premium Member 10 months ago

    Unfortunately, this story got released directly to cartoon.

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    lucky444  10 months ago

    Sure Calvin. With Clint Estwood as lead actor.

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    fred.grenouille  10 months ago

    Actually, if it begins “Once upon a time” and Dad’s reading it, there’s a pretty good chance that it’s a classic story that has been anthologized many times over the years. It probably has enough copies in print and has sold enough copies over time to compete with most best sellers (just spread out over time, not all at once.) And the good ones have likely been made into a Disney cartoon, as well. So the answers are most likely yes, yes, yes, yes and yes.

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    jpayne4040  10 months ago

    None of the books that meet all of that criteria are for kids, Calvin.

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    Troglodyte  10 months ago

    Ah, Calvin the discerning listener!

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    well-i-never  10 months ago

    I happen to know that “Once Upon a Time” was up for a Caldecott.

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    jagedlo  10 months ago

    Anything to avoid going to sleep, Calvin?

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    cubswin2016  10 months ago

    Everyone is a critic.

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    Wizard of Ahz-no relation  10 months ago

    so what laudatory quotes are on “Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kablooie”

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  10 months ago

    Pipe down Calvin, I want to hear the story about the noisy kid.

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    SunflowerGirl100  10 months ago

    I suspect Calvin’s real motive is he wants to be allowed to get up, go downstairs and watch a movie.

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    tripwire45  10 months ago

    I have read my grandchildren award winning books, and some have been made into videos (Gerald and Piggie are the former and Paw Patrol would be the latter).

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    jdthird  10 months ago

    At least the fact that a kid his age uses a word like “Laudatory” shows that he’s is learning SOMETHING, even if it’s not always what he SHOULD be…

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    Amra Leo  10 months ago

    You’ve seen the movie. You’ve bought the coloring book. Now, chew the gum!

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    Diat60  10 months ago

    These seem to be the criteria for the books for my d-i-l’s reading club. I, personally, think they’re pretty boring or unreadable.

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    marilynnbyerly  10 months ago

    Try GOODNIGHT, MOON. I’ve heard the movie version is a sleeper hit!

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    DCBakerEsq  10 months ago

    “And, licking his fingers, the Monster Under The Bed announced, ‘It was delicious.’ And, everyone, except the bratty kid who’d become a late night snack, lived happily ever after. The end.”

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    BiggerNate91  10 months ago

    Video? You mean like on YouTube?

    (I’m kidding, I know what he means)

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    Red33410  10 months ago

    “Could we be watching this on cable?”

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    zeexenon  10 months ago

    Wait! Google hasn’t replied to my search for snot-nosed boy-tots who use the word “laudatory.”

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    Space & Kitten  10 months ago

    Well Son you know that All Literary Treasures Had to First Be Discovered by Someone. Why don’t we give this one a Chance ? Maybe we can Discover a New One. What do You Think Calvin ?

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    Concretionist  10 months ago

    I thought Dad might get his attention in the last frame, but Calvin’s on a tear.

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    fix-n-fly  10 months ago

    No Calvin – this is better than a movie, better than a video. This is a live action story and you are one of the prime actors. However, it is time for Dad to exit – stage left and for you to perform your soliloquy (of sleep)! Dad (and Mom) are both expecting you to get an award for your performance, so give it your best shot.

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    hagarthehorrible  10 months ago

    Dear Calvin sometimes the not-so-best seller books are far more superior to these ‘millions of copies sold’ books.

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    M2MM  9 months ago

    I had his attitude about books when I was a few years older. I didn’t enjoy reading, but would spend any amount of time on movies. :D

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member 9 months ago

    I definitely don’t want books that the critics like …

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