Jump to ratings and reviews
Rate this book

Calvin and Hobbes #2

Pod postelí něco slintá

Rate this book
Jsou věci, u kterých jedna porce nestačí. Třeba Calvin a Hobbes. Takže už je tu druhá kniha, ve které se vrací nejen malý sígr Calvin a jeho věrný tygr Hobbes a s nimi i monstra pod postelí, ďábelské učitelky a možná i maniakální sněhuláci.

132 pages, Paperback

First published January 1, 1988

Loading interface...
Loading interface...

About the author

Bill Watterson

372 books4,309 followers
Bill Watterson (born William Boyd Watterson II) is an American cartoonist, and the author of the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes". His career as a syndicated cartoonist ran from 1985 to 1995; he stopped drawing "Calvin and Hobbes" at the end of 1995 with a short statement to newspaper editors and his fans that he felt he had achieved all he could in the comic strip medium. During the early years of his career he produced several drawings and additional contributions for "Target: The Political Cartoon Quarterly". Watterson is known for his views on licensing and comic syndication, as well as for his reclusive nature.

Ratings & Reviews

What do you think?
Rate this book

Friends & Following

Create a free account to discover what your friends think of this book!

Community Reviews

5 stars
10,901 (73%)
4 stars
2,814 (19%)
3 stars
769 (5%)
2 stars
161 (1%)
1 star
110 (<1%)
Displaying 1 - 30 of 350 reviews
Profile Image for Shayantani.
312 reviews851 followers
January 7, 2012

Screw Harry Potters and Katniss Everdens, Calvin is my hero with his eternal quest of abolishing healthy food, swimming lessons, and freezing his face in his queer expression.

Profile Image for Mark.
1,372 reviews91 followers
February 27, 2022
Calvin and his stuffed tiger doll once more have a whole lot of adventures which mostly take place inside the over-imaginative little boy who feels like a terror for his school, neighbourhood and parents. The way Bill Watterson presents him is very wicked, funny and touching and the good thing there is no nanny around to correct him or teach his parents how to do so. The little boy has grand adventures and they are all hilarious, funny and very recognizable for many a parent even if you only have daughters.
I gave one of these books to my wife when we were having a tough time raising our girls and they came into that age where they find their own voice and imagination. Remembering how my daughter got to look a whole compartment of adults out of a window because of her imaginative nature and her shouting very loud: "look look look", while pointing out of the window. She had seen a dragon and when I told her I di not see the beastie she told me that only kids could. A whole compartment of adults was grinning and enjoyed this small episode of kiddie magic. There are worse ways to start the day.
For all parents, parents to be or people who want to examine the reason why people have kids this book and the rest in this series is bloody good fun and a amazing read. And yes all kids cut their hair soon or later themselves of one of their friends does. Hairdressers are counting on it.

Do enjoy the reading, there is enough to keep you happy.
Profile Image for David Allen Hines.
323 reviews35 followers
November 18, 2022
I've been re-reading the Calvin and Hobbes books I purchased in the mid-1990s, and very glad I have! These books are not aged at all, and Calvin and Hobbes remain one of the best comic strips I have ever read! Something Under the Bed is Drooling is among the best of even the Calvin books! The utterly hilarious series where Calvin talks to the monsters under his bed had me laughing to tears as did many of the other strips! Any fan of Calvin and Hobbes will totally love this book and I will never tire of re-reading it! Simply the best!
Profile Image for Archit.
824 reviews3,217 followers
March 10, 2018
Calvin & Hobbes is an all time classic. Nothing is as good as this series.
Calvin is a hero, indeed.
Profile Image for Antonio.
123 reviews52 followers
April 21, 2016
I feel like living a second childhood while reading Calvin's series!
There are so much joy, curiosity and innocence in these pages; a valuable light reading I'm keeping to rescue me of burdens of life. Besides that, I'm now watching my godchildren grow up, and there's so much of Calvin in every one of them - most of the time the "good part" of him -, which just shows us how wonderful is Bill Watterson work.
5 innocent stars to a second childhood we all deserve.
Profile Image for Dea.
399 reviews
February 9, 2021
"My brain is trying to kill me"

"This article says that many people find Christmas the most stressful time of year.
I believe it. This season sure fills me with stress.
Really? How come?
I hate being good."

"I feel bad that I calles Susie names and hurt her feelings.
I'm sorry I did it.
Maybe you should apologize to her.
I keep hoping there's a less obvious solution."
Profile Image for Drew Canole.
1,744 reviews1 follower
September 9, 2023
Has a great balance of comedy and insightful commentary on kids, family, and life. It was nice to spend more time with Calvin and his stuffed tiger. I'm looking forward to the next volume.
Profile Image for ♡︎bee♡︎.
508 reviews2 followers
September 1, 2023
Imagination is such a beautiful thing and calvin and hobbes perfectly encapsulates the immense power imagination holds. i loved the second volume of this compilation and just as the first, it transported me into the world of a hilarious kid whose imagination certainly knows no bounds. I have loved reading these compilations and it has been so fun yet nostalgic rediscovering my own childhood through these.

i will definitely come back again to these whenever i’m in the mood for the perfectly silly, laugh out loud stress reliever.
199 reviews148 followers
April 29, 2012
What a companion I have found! This is the most intoxicating, relaxing, nauseating, rejuvenating, nostalgic and inspiring stuff one could ever read.

What did I get this time? Here's a sample

This explains it all!
Profile Image for Mahdiye HajiHosseini.
438 reviews29 followers
December 2, 2021
همونطور که پن اولیلفنت میگه کالوین بچه‌ایه که بهترین توصیف براش rottenه. شکلی که دنیا رو میبینه و درگیری‌هاش با پدر و مادر و معلما و هم‌کلاسیاش به شدت نو و شیرینه.
گاهی فکر میکنم زندگیم نیاز به یه کالوین داره تا با تمام وجود بخوام بکشمش.
همه چیز این سری خیلی ساده، فوق‌العاده است.
Profile Image for Exina.
1,189 reviews382 followers
October 17, 2013
Love it! Especially the longer stories and the pics without text. This is my favorite:

Profile Image for Shimmering.blue.
123 reviews
July 3, 2023
Es ist etwas schwieriger in Englisch, dafür bleibt der Wortwitz erhalten und das war mir bei diesen Büchern wichtiger, also komme ich halt etwas langsamer voran 😉 Aber ich liebe die Bücher!
Profile Image for Daniel.
754 reviews74 followers
September 4, 2015
Oh, you'd rather blow the evening cooking and washing dishes than spend a few bucks?

Comedy gold. Najsmesniji strip posle Garfilda>)
Author 0 books248 followers
December 17, 2019
Reading this book made me check under the bed for monsters and they kept on saying, we don't exist here. It will be a scary experience thinking there is something under the bed drooling.
Profile Image for Misti.
885 reviews5 followers
March 30, 2018
The continued adventures of an imaginative boy and his tiger. Highly enjoyable. As with most comic strips, you don't have to start with the first book, you can pretty much jump in anywhere.
Profile Image for Sofia.
216 reviews
April 29, 2018
¡Hermoso! Me pude reencontrar con varias de las historias selectas de 10 años de Calvin y Hobbes♥
En este caso hay mas tiras sobre halloween, muchas mas donde Calvin vuelve loco a sus padres, me pareció simplemente hermoso.
Pienso seguir leyendo a estos personajes, no se que hacía antes de ellos.
Profile Image for Annika.
14 reviews
September 5, 2018
the comic strips are funny, and childish, and make you realize how annoying alot of things are. these books i like, cuz you can pick up the characters, and laugh at them, s=and understand whats going on, no matter what book! you can pick up book idk 45, and flip to page 100 and fully understand the characters! 10 out of 10!!
Profile Image for Taija.
353 reviews8 followers
November 1, 2018
Again - great comic book from my youth. Also, you know how long it took me to realize Hobbes only came “alive” in Calvin’s imagination?!?!?
Profile Image for Ravioli.
109 reviews
August 15, 2023
Never disappoints. The raccoon series scarred me as a kid :,(
Profile Image for Joey Hines.
93 reviews3 followers
February 8, 2023
Something Under the Bed Is Drooling contains some of Calvin's funniest moments, like when he is cast in a school play about nutrition:

...which doesn't help his relationship with Susie:

...as well as the first appearance of the Transmogrifier:

But the best moment -- and a contender for my favorite moment in all of C&H -- is the story arc about the dying raccoon that Calvin finds in the woods:

What a stupid world indeed. And yet, "it's a magical world," as Calvin would later famously declare. The co-existence of these two statements gets at the heart of what C&H is about. Calvin is both the ultimate cynic and the ultimate idealist. He is incredibly imaginative, but he is "no namby-pamby," as Pat Oliphant puts it in the foreword. He refuses to be bogged down by the pragmatic, conformist world around him, preferring to live as if the colorful fantasies in his head are real. And who's to say they aren't? My personal interpretation of the strip is that Hobbes is a real, living, breathing tiger, and everyone except Calvin is too jaded to see it. Calvin may typically be a mischievous, antisocial brat, but he is also a deep thinker, who cherishes time well-spent with friends and worries about death. Watterson gave us a protagonist who is wonderfully three-dimensional.

At least, until he literally becomes two-dimensional.

Seriously, stop reading this review and go read this book. But read it in the form of The Essential Calvin and Hobbes, which presents the Sunday pages in color. You won't regret it.
Profile Image for Sean Chick.
Author 5 books1,048 followers
August 23, 2022
I recalled this as among my least favorite of the Calvin and Hobbes books I grew up with and that estimate has not changed much. That is not to say this is a bad book; there are plenty of classic panels here and you can see Watterson revving up for the long epic stories of later volumes. But he is not yet there. This is Calvin in the doldrums, and even then it is a blast.
Profile Image for Rosh.
1,572 reviews1,834 followers
April 4, 2021
When you are in a reading slump, nothing can rescue you as easily as Calvin can... Looking forward to book 3 of this series! Calvin is always super-duper fun!
Profile Image for Joyce Job.
Author 1 book8 followers
June 4, 2022
Loved it! Especially the part with the raccoon. I strongly agree with Pat Oliphant's words in the foreword of this book - this work has a 'mystical quality' to it.

"I've got plenty of common sense! I just choose to ignore it."

"This is where dad buried the little raccoon. I didn't even know he existed a few days ago and now he's gone forever. It's like I found him for no reason. I had to say goodbye as soon as I said hello. Still... in a sad, awful, terrible way, I'm happy I met him. *SNIFF* What a stupid world."

"It took hundreds of years for these woods to grow, and they levelled it in a week. It's gone. After they build new houses here, they'll have to widen the roads and put up gas stations, and pretty soon this whole area will just be a big strip. Eventually, there won't be a nice spot left anywhere. I wonder if I can refuse to inherit the world."
"I think if you're born, it's too late."
Displaying 1 - 30 of 350 reviews

Can't find what you're looking for?

Get help and learn more about the design.