Great Job, Internet!: The obscure Teaching With Calvin And Hobbes is a collector’s Holy Grail

Cartoonist Bill Watterson was notoriously averse to merchandising his wildly successful comic, Calvin And Hobbes. He wasn’t interested in saturating the market with Calvin key chains or stuffed Hobbes dolls. He wouldn’t even approve animated specials based on his comic strip. And so, apart from books containing reprints of the original strips, official Calvin And Hobbes merchandise is virtually nonexistent today. (Bootleg merch, on the other hand, is distressingly commonplace.) That’s what makes the obscure 1993 textbook Teaching With Calvin And Hobbes such a rare and precious commodity. Created by a speech language pathologist and a learning disabilities educator, the elementary-level book incorporates 57 of Watterson’s strips into various lessons like “The Bug Collector” and “The Christmas Story.”

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