Omigod, I adore Calvin and Hobbes for so many reasons.
Well, first of all, the genius of the comics. So funny, and cool, and drawn so very, very well.
And the DudleyBoy? Totally became an independent reader with Calvin and Hobbes. We read to him and the DudleyGirl all the time when they were young, and then the summer between second and third grade, he discovered Calvin and Hobbes. He read the collections over and over and that was it. He reads more than any person I know.
When I first started volunteering in the library I now run, first I donated Harry Potter books to the collection, then I had a "Crunchies for Comics" sale where I sold Kettle Korn at a bake sale to add Calvin and Hobbes to the collection. I now have all of Calvin and Hobbes books in the library (and many other comic books, too.)
And my car has Calvin and Hobbes decals. And my kiddie patrons think that is very neato. ;)
<p><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END-->Mandingo. I grock your mouth music. -- The Tick</p>