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18 November 2015

18 November 2015 - Il Post

“Calvin & Hobbes” hanno trent’anni
di Antonio Russo

"Ad eccezione di due calendari del 1989 e del 1990, di un libro di testo scolastico del 1993 (“Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes”) e di un francobollo stampato dallo United States Postal Service nel 2010, non esistono prodotti che raffigurino legalmente – cioè con una regolare licenza di merchandising – personaggi o scene di Calvin & Hobbes."


05 November 2015

5 November 2015 - Now I Know

"Bonus Fact: Bill Watterson, the creator of comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, almost never licenses his characters for commercial use. One exception, though, came in 1993, when a special education teacher wrote to him to tell him that her students found Watterson’s characters engaging and asked him to license a textbook for her and others to use. He agreed, “Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes” entered a limited print run. Because the print run was so small and because Watterson doesn’t often authorize licensed product, the book is now very expensive, even for a textbook."


31 October 2015

31 October 2015 - Twitter @education_us

"TIL Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes, one of the rarest pieces of C&H memorabilia..."


31 October 2015 - reddit - todayilearned

"TIL Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes, one of the rarest pieces of C&H memorabilia, is held by just 8 libraries in the world - 7 in the States (with 4 being in ND) and 1 in Singapore. (en.wikipedia.org)"

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"I want to know what's in the book!"


29 September 2015

29 September 2015 - Fumettologica

"Fumettisti che (non) si svendono: Charles Schulz vs. Bill Watterson

"29 SETTEMBRE 2015 | STORIE | STRIPS | di Andrea Fiamma

"Tutto quello che riuscirono a scucirgli furono due calendari e il libro per la didattica Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes."


18 September 2015

18 September 2015 - Fumettologica

"La scuola, secondo Calvin e Hobbes

"18 SETTEMBRE 2015 | STORIE | STRIPS | di Andrea Fiamma

"Nonostante le bordate sull’istruzione tirate da Watterson, l’aspetto educativo gli doveva stare a cuore in qualche modo, visto che uno dei pochissimi pezzi di merchandising ufficiale fu proprio il libro didattico Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes. Pubblicato nel 1993, il testo si proponeva di insegnare ai bambini delle elementari nozioni filosofiche e psicologiche attraverso alcune storyline della striscia. Teaching ricevette il consenso degli addetti ai lavori e tutt’oggi è nella lista nei libri consigliati agli insegnanti. Il problema è reperirne una copia."


08 September 2015

8 September 2015 - Twitter @randymeeks

"270. Solo 8 bibliotecas del mundo tienen un ejemplar de 'Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes'."

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"Es un libro educativo para el que Watterson licenció algunas tiras y del que se editaron muy pocas copias."


17 July 2015

17 July 2015 - Twitter ‏@mattlibrarian

"I have learned that there was a school text book called Teaching with Calvin & Hobbes and am sad because I will never own a copy"


15 July 2015

15 July 2015 - IGN comments


"...Calvin & Hobbes began its takeover of the funny pages."

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"Calvin and Hobbes were licensed free of charge to a book to help children with learning disabilities."


27 November 2014

27 November 2014 - Ranker

"Famous Humorists

"A list of humorists, both old and new....

"Bill Watterson
Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes, Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer ..."


15 November 2014

15 November 2014 - Semana

"GENTE | 2014/11/15 22:00

"Watterson, el regreso del ícono

"No dijo la frase en vano, pues a pesar de los embates del marketing nunca licenció productos como peluches, o camisetas, un paso que le hubiera representado millones de dólares. La única publicación que autorizó fue la de un libro llamado Teaching With Calvin and Hobbes, publicado en 1993 para ayudar a niños con dificultades de aprendizaje."


10 November 2014

10 November 2014 - Upstart Business Journal

"November 10, 2014, 9:05am EST

"The art of creating demand: a Calvin and Hobbes story

"Michael del Castillo
Upstart Business Journal Technology & Innovation Editor

"The UpTake: Perhaps the best way to drive up the value of your product isn't to license it at all, and just wait for your fans to fight tooth and nail to get it....

"Other than the official books, calendars, and that which is printed in old newspapers, the most notable—and perhaps only—product to receive a Calvin and Hobbes license is the 1993 texbook called Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes..."


29 March 2014

29 March 2014 - reddit - calvinandhobbes

"Teaching With Calvin and Hobbes

"There is a copy of Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes for sale on Amazon right now for $6000. It's signed by author Linda Holmen. Is it worth that much? In 2009, a copy sold for $10,000..."

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"If you have the means to go for it... Do it, you've worked hard for your money and if this collectible makes you happy... Go for it. That being said, I've seen it anywhere between $2,000-$50,000"


22 March 2014

22 March 2014 - 1000 Words, 1000 Days

"Watterson’s legacy is a heap of books (including a textbook, Teaching With Calvin and Hobbes, which is a rare collector’s item now) and nothing more."


11 February 2014

11 February 2014 - reddit - todayilearned

"An important thing mentioned is that he never licensed or agreed to merchandise the characters. That means that anything related to Calvin and Hobbes that isn't one of the books is a knock off and Watterson gets nothing for it."

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"Almost anything - there were a couple of calendars and 'Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes' which are legit.
But on the whole you're very right, and especially any stickers involving Calvin pissing on something. :)"


16 December 2013

16 December 2013 - Multiversity Comics

"Once a month, we’ll be releasing a list of fictional Multiversity Collection releases. A small group of staff will pick books that they believe are essential for every comic book collection, give you a short reason as to why and then create what we feel would be the ultimate release edition of that book. With that in mind, every one of these articles will start with the following note:

"None of these books are actually books that are in production, nor will they ever be in production."

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"#037: Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

"Collection curated by Vince Ostrowski

"* Contains every “Calvin & Hobbes” strip in their original newspaper presentation, in 3 bound hardcover volumes
* A separate bound hardcover volume also contains: “A Nauseous Nocturne”, “The Yukon Song”, “Spaceman Spiff: Interplanetary Explorer Extraordinaire!”, and a variety of other stories and poems from previous collections, as well as a reprint of the “10th Anniversary of Calvin & Hobbes” book complete with Bill Watterson’s captions and remarks
* “Your Childhood: Not For Sale” – a 30 minute documentary about Bill Watterson’s fight to keep his art his own and the worldwide phenomena involving bootlegged “Calvin & Hobbes” merchandise
* A high-definition virtual, clickable tour of Bill Watterson’s “Calvin & Hobbes” art museum exhibit on blu-ray disc. Includes audio-narrated captions
* Includes a signed & numbered print of a random “Calvin & Hobbes” strip with every copy
* Contains a copy of the extremely rare, never-before-reprinted “Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes”"


14 November 2013

14 November 2013 - Twitter @anjumahmed

"Just look at the price."


14 November 2013 - Flavorwire

"10 Things You Didn’t Know About 'Calvin and Hobbes'
By Tom Hawking on Nov 14, 2013 12:15pm
"There’s a Calvin and Hobbes textbook.

"It’s called Teaching With Calvin and Hobbes, and it was published in 1993 by a small press in Fargo, North Dakota. Apparently Watterson was persuaded to make an exception to his general refusal to license his strip after the authors communicated with him directly, and described how using the strip had assisted in their lessons for children with learning disabilities. There were only 2,500 copies printed, and these days, their rarity means they’re worth a small fortune — a copy sold for $10,000 in 2009."


30 October 2013

30 October 2013 - ShaggyBevo

"10-30-2013 02:34 PM
I own every book ever published and at least two of them are on display at all times, if not being currently read. Easily the best comic ever printed. Ever."

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"10-30-2013 02:39 PM
Do you own Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes?"

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"10-30-2013 05:07 PM
Well that's just silly."


28 October 2013

28 October 2013 - Twitter @_RobRob

"Watterson licensed a "Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes" school book? I GOTTA GET ME ONE OF THO--- oh ... wow"


21 October 2013

21 October 2013 - Mental Floss

"7 Things You Might Not Know About Calvin and Hobbes
Jake Rossen

"...the book Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes was a tutorial intended to help students improve their language skills..."


03 September 2013

3 September 2013 - ILM Montessori comments

September 3, 2013 at 9:46 am

"I’d give almost give an arm and a leg to have a copy of “Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes”. Nice find!"


29 August 2013

15 August 2013

15 August 2013 - KickassTorrents

"I know it is a long shot but does anybody happen to have this book? I've tried searching for it but can't find it anywhere."


17 July 2013

16 July 2013

16 July 2013 - Slate

"We’re Getting a Calvin and Hobbes Documentary
By Sharan Shetty | Posted Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 12:15 PM

"The documentary also touches on Watterson’s stubborn and admirable refusal to concede the comic’s rights, a defiance that now seems a key part of the strip’s legacy. Almost no Calvin and Hobbes merchandise exists outside the book collections. (One exception: the increasingly rare and sought after Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes textbook.) Watterson himself ended the strip partly due to his frustration with the artistic compromises syndication imposed."


16 July 2013 - Dear Mr. Watterson


29 March 2013

29 March 2013 - Salon

"This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot.

"The iconic illustrator has never officially licensed his products except for his comic book collections, two calendars from the late 1980s, and a children’s book, Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes."


26 March 2013

26 March 2013 - The Daily Dot

"Inside the complicated world of Calvin and Hobbes GIFs

"Since launching the blog in July, he's collected more than 5,000 followers. Each GIF averages around 250 notes on Tumblr. Yet despite the positive feedback Linn has received, it's been difficult to enjoy the success without wondering if Watterson approves.

"The iconic illustrator has never officially licensed his products except for his comic book collections, two calendars from the late 1980s, and a children's book, Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes. And while he spoke highly of the art form in 1989 interview, Watterson has never allowed for his comics to be animated."


18 March 2013

18 March 2013 - reddit - calvinandhobbes

"'Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes' is an American children's textbook published in 1993. As a rare piece of officially licensed Calvin and Hobbes merchandise, it is a highly valued collectible. Anybody have this or access to it??? (en.wikipedia.org)"

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"good luck dude"

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"Yeah... I really made this post because I wanted to spread awareness about it not because I thought I had a chance to read it. I think it's absolutely wonderful that the one thing Watterson endorsed was a children's textbook. It really shows the heart of the comic."

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"I kinda want to ask my library to buy it just to see if they can resist laughing at me in the rejection letter."

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"I did some quick checking through OCLC World Cat... Looks like its available in 8 libraries in the US and 2 internationally. All of them seem to be in special collections/rare books and are not available through interlibrary loan. There is a copy in the Library of Congress, for anyone in the DC area who is interested"


12 February 2013

12 February 2013 - Twitter @davedittell

"expand that into an entire grammar workbook. btwn that & Teaching W/ Calvin & Hobbes our educational system can still be saved"


11 February 2013

11 February 2013 - Space Station 11

"Okay so I'm kind of just killing time here until the Wild game starts, and I look over at the little bookshelf in my room and think to myself, 'Oh, I should create a Google Doc for the Calvin and Hobbes books I don't have.' I've been meaning to do that for some time as I could never remember which ones I still need when I was at a book store (only five left!). And lo did I run into a gem! A gem I will probably never be able to afford!

"The book pictured above is (the only?) officially licensed merchandise by Bill Waterson, a textbook called 'Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes.'"


05 February 2013

5 February 2013 - Twitter @HakesAmericana

"Written by a speech-language pathologist and a learning disabilities educator, 'Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes'..."


05 January 2013

5 January 2013 - Kotaku comments

"Also a teaching book called Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes. It goes for about 10K on eBay. Rarest Calvin and Hobbes item around."

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"Wow, that's crazy! I had no idea such a thing existed. Now I kind of want it..."


5 January 2013 - Twitter @tilmobile

"TIL a Calvin & Hobbes textbook was sold for US$10 000 in 2009."


03 December 2012

09 November 2012

9 November 2012 - eXpertComics

"Calvin and Hobbes | Every Day Fun
By Dan Robertson Published November 9, 2012 at 17:32

"Mr Watterson never marketed for merchandising. All product’s outside of the books, two calendars, and a textbook titled Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes are all counterfeit works. This includes those pictures depicting Calvin peeing on things. In 2010 the US Postal services released a set of postage stamps honoring Calvin and Hobbes as one of five comic strips that year."


27 July 2012

11 July 2012

11 July 2012 - ellamedler

"I grew up with Calvin and Hobbes and have all the books. Though there is a book called Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes that sells for thousands. I do wish I had it."


25 May 2012

25 May 2012 - Fremsley

"There’s an American school textbook from the early nineties based around CALVIN & HOBBES that costs, well, THOUSANDS of dollars...

"A shame the textbook can’t(?) be republished..."


24 May 2012

24 May 2012 - Doobybrain

"Teaching with Calvin & Hobbes: one of the rarest and most expensive textbooks ever published

"It’s well-known that Bill Watterson didn’t like the idea of licensing his beloved comic book characters from Calvin and Hobbes out for merchandising sales. Over the years this meant that little official Calvin and Hobbes merchandise exists except for some stamps, 2 rare 16-month calendars from ’88-’89 and ’89-’90... and the rare textbook you see in the images in this post.

"The textbook was not written by Bill Watterson but instead he licensed his characters to Linda Holmen and Mary Santella-Johnson so that they could base each lesson in the textbook around his comic strip. The textbook is extremely rare and is known in book collecting circles as one title that carries with it a very high price. Copies available can range between $1250 to $34,000 (or higher!)."


23 May 2012

23 May 2012 - Vintage Kids' Books My Kid Loves

"What makes Calvin and Hobbes even more wonderful is that despite its immense popularity, its creator, Bill Watterson, has refused to license the characters... with the exception of a few calendars back in the day, some stamps a few years ago and apparently a textbook..."


11 April 2012

11 April 2012 - Animal Crossing Community forums

"I only own two books, but I have read all of them except homocidical psyco jungle cat and , of course, Teaching with calvin and Hobbes."


03 March 2012

3 March 2012 - asimplefellow

"Calvin taught me to explore the other ~249, 998 words in the English language (excluding inflections and double meanings). And I am not even counting words like transmogrifier.

"By the way, if you find a copy of the book in the image, it can fetch between $8,000 -$10,000!"


27 January 2012

27 January 2012 - Still Life with Girl

"The comic strip was widely popular worldwide and produced 18 books. Almost no legitimate Calvin and Hobbes merchandise exists outside of the book collections. Exceptions produced during the strip’s original run include two 16-month calendars (1988–1989 and 1989–1990), and the textbook Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes."

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"'Beyond the Peanuts comic strips of legendary cartoonist Charles Schulz, there is no more popular comic strip...'"


22 January 2012

22 January 2012 - Facebook

"Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes

"Basic Information
Release Date: 1993
ISBN: 1878849158
Publisher: Playground Publishing"


30 December 2011

30 December 2011 - YouTube

"Uploaded by frickfrock999 on Dec 30, 2011

"Here's the list of books shown in the video.

"Calvin and Hobbes
- It's A Magical World
- Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat
- The Essential Calvin And Hobbes
- There's Treasure Everywhere
- The Days Are Just Packed
- The Authoritative Calvin And Hobbes
- The Indispensable Calvin And Hobbes
- Teaching With Calvin And Hobbes.

"(Okay, that last one was a lie. Only about 50 people actually own a copy of Teaching)."


27 December 2011

27 December 2011 - Wikiquote

"Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes (1993) by Linda Holmen and Mary Santella-Johnson. Children's textbook with Calvin and Hobbes comic strips.

"Who Are Calvin and Hobbes?
[Calvin] is a combination of a six year old boy and wise old sage. His imagination takes him to places in another dimension. Enter Hobbes. Hobbes is the consummate best friend, albeit imaginary. Hobbes is a stuffed tiger to everyone but Calvin. To Calvin, Hobbes is an entity. The relationship between Calvin and Hobbes is a perfect fit. Hobbes is the active listener, the clarifier, and in some ways, Calvin's conscience. Together, they ponder the universe, the meaning of life, the reasons for bullies, and whether or not there are monsters under the bed.
p. iv

"How It All Began...
One boy said, 'Calvin makes me see that I can laugh at the stuff that other people always nag me about!'
p. v

We found that not only did our students stay interested, the learning that occurred was permanent. Our students were able to carry over and apply the concepts they learned from Calvin and Hobbes to their world.
p. vi

"Unit 2: 'The Find'
Subtle humor requires higher level language skills.
p. 49

"Unit 3: 'The Christmas Story'
In strip 7(d), what is Hobbes insinuating?
p. 76

"Write a story telling what the 'salamander incident' might have been.
p. 94

"Unit 4: 'The Bug Collection'
What do you think the principal meant when he said they had 'quite a file' on Calvin?
p. 108

"Write a paragraph about the difference between an F+ and a D-.
p. 132

"Unit 5: 'The Report'
Calvin and Hobbes comics contain examples of many different types of humor. Some comic strips may be funny to you but not to your friend. The strips that make you laugh may not even crack a smile from someone else. Many times, we get frustrated and say, 'Don't you get it?!' Remember, different people have varying ideas of what is beautiful, ugly, boring, exciting, or interesting.
p. 157"


27 December 2011 - Wikipedia

"Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"A rare and valuable book.

Author(s): Linda Holmen, Mary Santella-Johnson, Bill Watterson
Illustrator: Jan Roebken, Bill Watterson
Cover artist: Jan Roebken
Country: United States
Language: American English
Subject(s): Speech and language pathology
Genre(s): Children's textbook
Publisher: Playground Publishing
Publication date: 1993
Media type: Print (Paperback)
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1878849158

"Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes is an American children's textbook published in 1993. As a rare piece of officially licensed Calvin and Hobbes merchandise, it is a highly valued collectible.

Written by a speech-language pathologist and a learning disabilities educator, Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes is a language textbook for elementary and intermediate-level students. Jan Roebken created the cover and additional interior illustrations.

"The book reprints fifty-seven Calvin and Hobbes comic strips, organized into five lesson units. Each unit begins with a series of comic strips that form a story. The five units are:

1. 'The Binoculars' – Calvin breaks his father's binoculars and solicits Hobbes' advice.
2. 'The Find' – Calvin discovers and assembles a dinosaur skeleton, of sorts. Hobbes renders a drawing of the creature.
3. 'The Christmas Story' – As Calvin struggles to be good in anticipation of Santa's arrival, he and Hobbes discuss the philosophy of law and the nature of belief.
4. 'The Bug Collection' – Calvin forgets to do his homework, and rushes to complete it on the way to school. Susie gets sent to the principal's office.
5. 'The Report' – Calvin and Susie are assigned a joint homework project.

"In each unit, questions for comprehension and discussion follow the comic strips:

  • Do you think Calvin's mother should have told Calvin the truth about his dinosaur? Why or why not? [...]

  • Imagining and creating are important and fun, but, when it goes too far, it's time to get back to reality. Do you think Calvin was disappointed when his mother brought him back to reality or do you think he always had an inkling that he was having fun with his imagination?

  • Can you think of a time when you were imagining or creating and your mom or dad brought you back to reality?

  • Were you disappointed to get back to reality?

"In both the 1996 first edition and the 2006 second edition of their book How To Reach and Teach All Children in the Inclusive Classroom, teachers Sandra F. Rief and Julie A. Heimburge 'highly recommend' Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes as an educational resource.

Owing to Bill Watterson's principled refusal to license his comic strip for merchandise in general, Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes is an exceptional item; a license was granted to the authors after they personally communicated to Watterson the success they had using his comic strip to teach children with learning disabilities.

"Published in a limited print run in Fargo, North Dakota, Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes is a very rare and highly sought-after book.

"In the 2010 revised edition of his book Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip, Nevin Martell says that only after a long search did he obtain a copy of Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes, that copies of the book sell for very high prices, and that the book is 'perhaps the most difficult piece of official Calvin and Hobbes memorabilia to find.'

"The book price comparison website Dualj.com, which tracked sale prices of books, recorded that a copy of Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes sold in 2009 for US$10,000.

"WorldCat lists only ten libraries in the entire world as holding a copy of the book: the United States Library of Congress, five libraries in North Dakota, and one library each in Ohio, California, the United Arab Emirates, and Singapore.

"See also
Book collecting – The avocation of collecting rare and valuable books.
Dick and Jane – Collectible American series of children's reading textbooks."


29 November 2011

29 November 2011 - The Garage Journal forums

"Oh yea... the rarest C&H piece of merchandise is a book called 'Teaching with Calvin & Hobbes' - don't expect to run out and buy this book for $19.95..."

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"Calvin and Hobbes. What can I say?
My daughter read every book she could get her hands on. They are the first books that my son showed any interest in reading.... We have a bunch of them, I thought we had them all.
I had no idea that they were worth anything, I'll have to see if we have the teaching one."


06 November 2011

6 November 2011 - Creatures of Snow

"Q. What is the most expensive official Calvin and Hobbes book?

"A. Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes...

"A children's school textbook – this is the only officially licensed book ever produced. It used the comic strips to cover topics like vocabulary, comprehension, behaviour and humour and creative writing. This book is no longer in print – you can only buy it second hand, and the price keeps on rising!"


27 October 2011

27 October 2011 - The Technodrome forums

"Anyway, Watterson only licensed C&H for the collected books and for a special educational book, Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes.

"I would soooo love to find that thing in somebody's yardsale. $$$"


12 October 2011

12 October 2011 - Answerbag

"no they actually did make calendars back in 88' and 89'. they are very rare to find and almost as rare as finding a copy of Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes. Believe me."


26 September 2011

26 September 2011 - Amazon review

"Teach with Calvin and Hobbes? Sure! Why not!
By L. Jobe (REAL NAME)

"My daughter is a little younger than the age this book is intended for, but she is very much a Calvin and Hobbes fan so I thought I'd give it a try anyway. Her school psychologist told me that Calvin and Hobbes could be used to teach several things which led to a google search and then an Amazon search, where I found this book.

"Now, this book had a shocking price tag and not in my budget so like any mom with a plan, I got it from the library (there are not that many libraries that have it, but a few do- I've been frightened the entire time I've had it that I would damage it and end up with a 1k library bill). However, I've had so much fun playing around with it in the month and a half I've had it!

"Now, enough of my rambling and on to the book. The book is intended for grades 4-8 in the regular classroom or lower elementary for gifted programs. The book is fairly short, and comes in at under 200 pages, but the entire book is packed with no filler. The book has five units with six sections each. Each unit starts with a Calvin and Hobbes strip.

"The first section of each unit after the strip is presented is Vocabulary. Some vocabulary sections contain colloquial terms and figurative language, while others deal with more traditional vocabulary words. There are 3-4 activities in this section.

"The second section of each unit is Comprehension. The comprehension section is pretty traditional and asks questions relating to the strip. This also has a few sections.

"The third section of each unit is Behavior. Starting with the third section of each unit, the text starts to diverge from traditional texts. As anyone who has read a Calvin and Hobbes strip knows, Calvin isn't exactly the model of perfect behavior. The author tries to get students to think about why Calvin approaches situations the way he does and foster discussion over choice.

"The fourth section of each unit is Humor. These sections deal with themes such as language, sarcasm, slap-stick, stand-up, and teasing. These activities relate extremely well with the Behavior section and I can see why this follows it.

"The fifth section is Suggested Activities. These are varied and have a ton of items to work with. They are extensions of the topic that unit's strip talks about. For example, one strip's unit is about bug collections and one of the suggested activities has to do with finding out more information about insects. The great thing about this section is that there are two or three main suggested activities in each section that are spelled out for you. However, the author also gives a list of other activities. These activities range from small to large. In the bug collection unit, she gives suggestions as small as surveying and graphing everyone's favorite and least favorite insects to suggestions as large as making your own insect collection or reading James and the Giant Peach. Each unit is similarly full of suggestions.

"The sixth and final section of each unit is Creative Writing. Since I talked so much about the bug collection unit in the last section, I will just give examples from that same unit for the type of Creative Writing assignments the book has. In the bug collection unit, the students get to write poetry. They write a cinquain and a haiku. Next they write about a time they forgot to complete and assignment or chore and the feelings they had. They also write a journal about Bug Collection day from the viewpoint of one of the people in the story. Last, they summarize the strip. The writing assignments in each unit are different, but there are several in each unit and they are similarly varied. Like in the Suggested Activities section, the author gives more creative writing suggestions in a list.

"It's a fun book and if you are able to get your hands on it, it's got a ton of teaching suggestions."


24 September 2011

24 September 2011 - The Well-Trained Mind Community forums

"Random addition: I have a book out from ILL now that is only in a handful of libraries around the country and is worth a ton of money (Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes). I never thought another library would actually send it to me and was completely shocked when they did. I've been so scared I'm going to ruin it or something and end up with a 1k library bill lol."


01 June 2011

1 June 2011 - reddit - IAmA

"IamA owner of a new/used discount bookstore

"We do new/used books as well as music, movies and other gift items. We have a 12,000 square foot space that features a large 'community' area with big round tables where people can get on our wi-fi, have book clubs, or study.... I'm happy to say I've helped thousands of people find that 'perfect book'"

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"Do you carry a copy of 'Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes'?"


1 June 2011 - Svpply

Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes
from store: Amazon

Discovered by Ryan Cerbus"


01 May 2011

1 May 2011 - Beartooth Recreational Trails Association

"Just for Fun….

"Some of our BRTA Board Members were quizzed about a 'little known fact' about themselves. See if you can match up the name with the fact. Answers at the bottom of the newsletter.

"Select from these members:  Bill Foisy, Corey Thompson, Jim White, Mary Johnson

"Modeled western apparel in Paris and London ___________________________
Co-authored a book: Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes ___________________________
Co-founded a backpacking group called Gore-Tex Mafia ___________________________
Favorite pet was a Basset/Corgi named Floyd ___________________________"


23 April 2011

23 April 2011 - PCMag

"Amazon Algorithm Price War Leads to $23.6-Million-Dollar Book Listing
By David Murphy | April 23, 2011 06:03pm EST

"...you're trying to hunt down that elusive, rare edition of 'Teaching With Calvin and Hobbes?'"


15 April 2011

15 April 2011 - IGN forums

"RE: Every night before I go to bed I read Calvin and Hobbes.

"Obviously what's crazy about Calvin and Hobbes is how Bill Watterson almost never licensed out his product to any kind of mass consumption. But, you may be surprised to know there was a book called 'Teaching With Calvin and Hobbes' that ran about 1500-2000 copies for a few specific schools up in...North Dakota. It's...an English work-book that centers around a bunch of C&H strips.

"I finally worked up the guts to get my hands on one a few months ago... I'm going to hold onto it for a long time. Maybe some day down the road...I'd sell it, but it also holds a lot of sentimental value because I loved the strip growing up, so there you go....

"It's extremely rare, and I'm thankful I got my hands on one."

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"I so very jelly.... How did you get it for so cheap?"

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"When I first looked, I could only find maybe 3-4 available on the entire internet.... By the time I had the guts to buy one, [one] was already gone, leaving the other two. I debated for a few days, then ultimately decided that...was the lowest I'd ever see it probably for the rest of my life (unless it's a ****ty quality), and if I didn't buy it now, I never would. Last thing I wanted was in 20 years see it...and wonder what could have been....

"It's a neat book."


24 February 2011

24 February 2011 - Radigan Neuhalfen's Web Log

"As a number of people have requested, here are some new photos of the remarkable but desperately rare Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes.

"A total of 57 Calvin and Hobbes comic strips (56 daily strips and 1 Sunday strip) appear in Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes, organized into five lesson units. Each strip is numbered and each panel in each strip is lettered for reference in the unit questions.

"Number of comic strips per lesson unit:

1. The Binoculars - 10 strips
2. The Find - 10 strips
3. The Christmas Story - 1 Sunday strip + 9 daily strips = 10 strips
4. The Bug Collection - 17 strips
5. The Report - 10 strips"


16 December 2010

16 December 2010 - reddit - emtnk


16 December 2010 - Freedom Card Board forums

"Very cool, Watterson's stuff is HTF!"

* * *

"Harder than many would imagine. I've had an eye out for a long time now, and just a handful of items have ever popped up. (Really would love to get the book 'Teaching With Calvin and Hobbes'..."


18 November 2010

18 November 2010 - I Hope You're Not Squeamish

"In fact, the only official Calvin and Hobbes products, besides the books, are two monthly calenders (1989 & 1990), one tee shirt created in a run of one for the MOMA, and an educational book, Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes, which is long out of print..."

31 August 2010

31 August 2010 - Scene & Heard: Cleveland Scene's News & Politics Blog

"Expanded Book Chronicles Search for Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes Creator
Posted by Vince Grzegorek on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 1:53 PM

"An expanded version of Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip is now available in paperback. In two new chapters, author Nevin Martell continues his fruitless quest for the elusive Watterson, who grew up in Chagrin Falls and still lives in Northeast Ohio.

"As with the previous version of the story, he ferrets out everything he can — short of an interview with the artist.

"For the new parts, says Martell, 'I got in contact with Watterson's college roommate, acquired a copy of the über-rare Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes, and had a chance to see the first art that the reclusive artist has exhibited publicly in almost two decades.'"


19 August 2010

19 August 2010 - Looking for Calvin and Hobbes, revised edition

"My research for the book officially ended in early 2009, but I never stopped looking for Calvin and Hobbes. I hadn't been able to locate a copy of one of Watterson's rarest licenses – the 1993 book Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes – but I tracked one down a few months after Looking for Calvin and Hobbes hit bookshelves. There were only a limited number published, so it's perhaps the most difficult piece of official Calvin and Hobbes memorabilia to find. Copies routinely sell for over $1000 and there's even a blog devoted to it (teachingwithcalvinandhobbes.blogspot.com). Written by Mary Santella-Johnson and Jan Roebken[1], the project features Calvin and Hobbes strips used to help teach vocabulary, problem solving, and creative writing. There's even a lesson testing imagination, where students need to answer the questions 'Why do you think scientists, inventors and architects need to be imaginative and creative?' and 'Why do people need anesthesia (pain killer)?' The book is dedicated to Watterson himself, '[F]or his sheer genius[2] and insight into childhood.'"

Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip – revised edition. Nevin Martell. Continuum Books. 2010. ISBN 978-1-4411-0685-8 (paperback). Page 236.


[1] The authors of Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes are Linda Holmen and Mary Santella-Johnson. Bill Watterson is the author of the comic strips compiled in Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes. Jan Roebken provided the cover art and supplementary illustrations for Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes.

[2] In the dedication in Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes, the word "genius" is misspelled as "genious".

22 March 2010

22 March 2010 - The Homeschooler's Notebook

"My eldest son had difficulty with reading and we were convinced he would never read.... I discovered that there is a book called Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes.... It's lovely for vocabulary and comprehension. Calvin definitely has some personality quirks that I don't want imitated but... he also has some creative qualities that I want my children to embrace.... For reluctant readers it can increase vocabulary and make things interesting enough to guide the reader to bigger and better things."


12 February 2010

12 February 2010 - Sports Betting Forum & Handicapping forums

"Does anyone know anything about Calvin and Hobbes or rare books?

"My wife has a book that I saw today in her bookshelf. It is called 'Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes'....

"So I was going to sell it on Amazon....

"But then I researched the book a little on the internet..."

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"I know nothing about it. I will buy it from you..."


01 February 2010

1 February 2010 - reddit - entertainment

"Calvin and Hobbes has never been licensed for anything*.

"*Three notable exceptions to the licensing embargo were the publication of two 16-month wall calendars, the textbook Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes, and one t-shirt for an exhibit at the MoMa

"All of which are very hard to get a hold of."


19 January 2010

19 January 2010 - StumbleUpon

"another rare, legally licensed item from calvin and hobbes... i only wish i had this. along with Teaching With Calvin and Hobbes, but unfortunately i don't have 2,500 dollars just lying around. to all those with rare calvin and hobbes items: KEEP THEM AND LOVE THEM FOR YOUR WHOLE LIFE!!"


14 January 2010

14 January 2010 - eBay forums

"Question about book Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes

"Does anyone know aprox how much this book would sell for on ebay or would it be better to auction it at a auction house? I know it is a very rare book..."


24 December 2009

24 December 2009 - Mama.Rap.Show.

"Hobbes Stuffed Animal

"Many fans of the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip looked out for Hobbes stuffed animals they could buy, or other products with Calvin and Hobbes on them. However, although he could have made a fortune licensing his creations, Bill Watterson was firmly against licensing and never agreed to the merchandising of his creations.

"This means that there are no licensed Hobbes stuffed animals for sale, nor any other Calvin and Hobbes items other than compilations of the original comic strips, two calendars, Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes"


24 December 2009 - TV Tropes

"Merchandise Driven: Averted at the cost of such hostility that Watterson actually thought about quitting the strip.
- According to this site, there were two calendars, a Museum of Modern Art t-shirt, and a book, 'Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes.'"


16 November 2009

16 November 2009 - eBay forums

"Re: Collectible Childrens Books on eBay

"Strong bidding interest for this book... TEACHING WITH CALVIN AND HOBBES~BILL WATTERSON~L HOLMEN Item 130341464186... 'This is an extremely rare collector's item for any Calvin and Hobbes collector!!! As this was an educational book it is doubtful that very many of these are left in very good condition...."


15 November 2009

15 November 2009 - The Straight Dope forums

"Ever heard of the book Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes?

"It's one of the few officially licensed products Watterson ever approved....

"It's actually a pretty good book. For obvious reasons I don't use it any more. In fact, I keep it in a safe deposit box."


15 April 2009

15 April 2009 - Amazon comment

"Teresa Suslik says:

"I too own this rare collectors dream. It took me 6 years to get it. I carefully opened the pages and found it to be truly worthy of Mr. Watterson's seal of approval. Each lesson is witty and hilariously written while concisely effective.... it's a collectors bargain considering the books immense positive investment growth rate."


31 March 2009

31 March 2009 - eBay auction

"...the extremely rare, licensed book by Linda Holmen and Bill Watterson featuring Calvin & Hobbes....

"This book has been pressed ever so gently between custom cut, acid free protective sheets, wrapped in an acid free, custom art case, protecting it from the elements and sunlight...

"I am an avid collector of Bill Watterson's work and take great care of the works I've collected....

"I have 2 copies of this book, one...I will keep and hand down to my children...

"The book will come with the protective case, and the shipping will include $5,000 worth of insurance at no charge."


23 March 2009

23 March 2009 - Amazon images

Text on back cover:

"Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes was written by teachers and refined by students! This combination of whole language and humor motivates even the most reluctant of learners. Imagine your students begging for material that develops:

-vocabulary skills
-reading comprehension
-language skills
-creative writing
-critical thinking
-problem-solving skills
-social skills
-cooperative learning

"This curriculum was designed for use by teachers of students in grades 4 through 8, as well as special educators and guidance counselors. It contains activities that tap into all learning styles and intelligences, and is guaranteed to make teaching and learning fun and effective."


15 February 2009

15 February 2009 - Stuffed Bears

"Hobbes Stuffed Animal

"Many fans of the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip looked out for Hobbes stuffed animals they could buy, or other products with Calvin and Hobbes on them. However, although he could have made a fortune licensing his creations, Bill Watterson was firmly against licensing and never agreed to the merchandising of his creations.

"This means that there are no licensed Hobbes stuffed animals for sale, nor any other Calvin and Hobbes items other than compilations of the original comic strips, two calendars, Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes, and an art show t-shirt. If you happen to find a Hobbes stuffed animal for sale, or a Calvin & Hobbes t-shirt or other product, it is not licensed and is therefore being sold illegally."


24 November 2008

24 November 2008 - Digital Calvin and Hobbes forums

"secret calvin and hobbes book

"did you know thta bill waterson made a calvin and hobbes book,its secret and theres only 50 of then in the whole world.

"i found out about this on my research about calvin and hobbes."


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"secret calvin and hobbes book

"renember when i said there is a secret calvin and hobbes book and only 1000 were made,well some people didnt belive so, here it is!


"this site has tons of unknown fact about c&h including the secret book."

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"I've seen that site before!

"I've also heard of the 'secret book', Teaching With Calvin and Hobbes."


19 November 2008

19 November 2008 - Neatorama

"Actually, almost anything you see with Calvin and Hobbes on it is copyright infringement. Here is the complete list of things Bill Watterson has approved for mass production:
  • Books
  • Two calendars (1988-1989 and 1989-1990)
  • A textbook called Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes
  • One t-shirt for a traveling art exhibit"

11 November 2008

11 November 2008 - The Auction Rebel comments

"I’m still searching for the 'Teaching With Calvin And Hobbes'. If I’m not mistaken the authors both taught in North Dakota and you would think there would be a couple copies floating around the state somewhere. So far no luck though."


10 November 2008

10 November 2008 - The Auction Rebel

"There was an eighteenth Calvin and Hobbes book by Linda Holmen and Mary Santella-Johnson published in 1993. The book is titled 'Teaching With Calvin And Hobbes' and it used Calvin And Hobbes comic strips in conjunction with original text by the authors to teach special needs students.

"It was published under special license by a children’s book publisher in Fargo, North Dakota in a limited press run of 2500 copies that were only sold to teachers and educational specialists. These are extremely rare..."


13 October 2008

13 October 2008 - AR15 forums

"I know there were a couple of calendars. Google says there's also a Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes textbook and a shirt somewhere."

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"Yeah, a friend of mine has the teaching book. I am jealous.
My mother actually had one at a point when she taught grade school; but this was yeeeears ago."


23 September 2008

23 September 2008 - Teachers.Net

Posted by Nicole/Jefferson City,MO on 9/23/08

"Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes by Mary Santella-Johnson and Linda Holman. Playground Publishing. ISBN: 1-878849-15-8

"This is a very rare teacher book that was released in 1993. Bill Watterson only only allowed a limited number to be circulated, so now it is quite a find....

"More about the book:
Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes contains activities that tap all learning styles and intelligences, and it guarenteed to make teaching and learning fun and effective. The material helps develop:
-vocablulary skills
-reading comprehension
-language skills
-creative writing
-critical thinking
-problem solvinig skills
-social skills
-cooperative learning
A very good resource to help motivate struggling readers!"



19 September 2008

19 September 2008 - Knol

"There was also an officially licensed Calvin and Hobbes textbook entitled Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes which only had a limited one-time run in 1993. It featured strips followed by lessons and questions."


21 August 2008

21 August 2008 - eBay forums

"Collectible Childrens Books on eBay

"Teaching With Calvin & Hobbes was mentioned in Post#76 when it sold for what seemed a remarkable $321. That price now seems like a bargain compared to the $1050 fetched recently.... Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes Item number: 170253227321 sold for $1050 on Aug. 21, 2008 'This is an Extremely Rare Childrens learning book'"


23 July 2008

23 July 2008 - A to Z Teacher Stuff forums

"A friend of mine sister borrowed a book out of my resource pile titled How to teach with Calvin and Hobbes. She had borrowed it for a few months and I finally asked if she was done with it, etc... I decided to look it up at Amazon to see if I could maybe order another one, so they could keep it (they are Calvin and Hobbes freaks!) I was a little (okay a lot) shocked at how much a replacement cost would be... Needless to say, she found it quickly and I put it under lock and key at my house... Who knew a teacher book could become so expensive and worth so much!!"


24 June 2008

24 June 2008 - Talk About The Passion

"To this day, other than the collected books (of which there are 18) the only other official merchandise has been two calendars, a T-shirt (made for the Great American Comics: 100 Years of Cartoon Art event) and a 1993 schools textbook 'Teaching With Calvin and Hobbes' which received just one print run and thus remains of ludicrous value to collectors everywhere."


17 June 2008

17 June 2008 - eBay forums

"Collectible Childrens Books on eBay

"Often I am surprised by what children's books sell for on eBay. A very competitive auction for this 1993 Calvin and Hobbes softcover... Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson Item number: 320260401509... 'Rare Calvin and Hobbes Book Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes By Linda Holmen, Bill Watterson, Mary Santella-Johnson... This is one of the rarest of all Calvin and Hobbes collectables.'"


08 June 2008

8 June 2008 - So Hip It Hurts

"I searched the internet for the full list of Bill Watterson's published books and i found out that there is one book that is so very rare because there were only 2500 books printed.

"The rarest of the books is said to be 'Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes' and it was used to teach children with special needs."


17 May 2008

17 May 2008 - The Calvin and Hobbes Wiki

"Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes is an officially licensed book, and one of only a handful of official Calvin and Hobbes merchandise. Despite the name, the cover of the book doesn't actually feature Calvin and Hobbes, but rather five schoolchildren situated around a teacher's desk."


21 April 2008

08 April 2008

8 April 2008 - A Very Friday Blog

"Wikipedia says: 'Except for the books, two 16-month calendars, the textbook Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes, and one T-shirt for a traveling art exhibit on comics, virtually all Calvin and Hobbes merchandise is unauthorized.'"


06 April 2008

6 April 2008 - Ame onda ninga omulongi

"There is actually a really rare official text book out there called Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes (at amazon), but it is ridiculously expensive and doesn't appear to have too much to do with the math that I will be teaching."


01 April 2008

1 April 2008 - Open Library

"Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes
by Linda Holmen
Published in 1993, Playground Pub. (Fargo, ND)

"Contributions: Santella-Johnson, Mary., Watterson, Bill.
By statement: Linda Holmen, Mary Santella-Johnson ; cover & illustrations by Jan Roebken.
Source records: Library MARC record
Language: English
Pagination: viii, 188 p.

"ISBN 10: 1878849158
LCCN: 93085554
Dewey: 372.6/044
LC: LB1576 .H629 1993
OCLC: 29340469

"Genre: Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject: Language experience approach in education — Handbooks, manuals, etc
Comic books, strips, etc. in education — Handbooks, manuals, etc
Language arts (Elementary)

"Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 187). 'Whole language and humor for upper elementary and jr. high'--Cover."


14 February 2008

14 February 2008 - Karyn's erratic learning journey

"But here's an interesting exercise: go to Google and do a search on learning teaching 'Calvin and Hobbes', but just make sure your jaw has something soft to land on when it drops."


01 February 2008

1 February 2008 - Cool Calvin and Hobbes Collection

"Bill Watterson has notoriously strong anti-merchandising sentiments and also shuns the spotlight. Consequently, besides two calendars and a children's textbook, there are no authorised Calvin and Hobbes merchandise.

"The official merchandise that was released (and are no longer available) fetch huge prices when they appear on eBay and other auction sites."


26 November 2007

26 November 2007 - The Funniest Calvin-and-Hobbes Ever

"Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes

"Collectors Item!

"The only book that Bill Watterson approved for mass production that was not his own was this book. Enough said!"


25 November 2007

25 November 2007 - Wikipedia in Spanish

"Dos notables excepciones fueron la publicación de dos calendarios de pared de 16 meses y el libro de texto Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes (Aprendiendo con Calvin y Hobbes)....

"Un libro de texto oficial para niños, titulado Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes (Aprendiendo con Calvin y Hobbes) fue publicado en edición limitada en 1993. El libro incluye varias tiras de Calvin y Hobbes con lecciones y consejos para los niños. El libro es un objeto casi único, y muy buscado por coleccionistas."


18 November 2007

22 September 2007

22 September 2007 - Wikipédia in French

"En dehors des livres, de deux calendriers (1988-1989 et 1989-1990), d'un livre Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes, et d'un T-shirt, aucun autre produit dérivé sur la série n'est théoriquement autorisé. Watterson refuse également de vendre ses originaux."


20 September 2007

20 September 2007 - Wikipédia in Magyar

"Kivételként erősíti a szabályt egy 16 hónapos falinaptár és egy Teaching with Calvin and Hoobes című kisiskolás tankönyv."


15 August 2007

15 August 2007 - Yahoo! Answers

"Does anyone have the book - Teaching with Calvin & Hobbes?

"Hi, i have been looking for this book for a long time,does anyone have this book they are willing to sell?"


25 July 2007

25 July 2007 - Sam and Fuzzy Forums

"Calvin's name comes from the Theologist John Calvin. Hobbe's name comes from the philosopher Thomas Hobbes.

"Calvin's dad is a Patent Attorney.

"Miss Wormwood is named after the apprentice devil in a C.S. Louis story. ( I forget which one)

"Spaceman Spiff was made for a project in a high school german class, named Rumfahrer Rolf.

"Calvin has 7 different human alter-egos.

"Calvin has discovered 6 different uses for the cardboard box.

"On the back of The Essential Calvin and Hobbes, it shows a giant Calvin destroying a town. The town is Bill Watterson's hometown.

"Bill Watterson named the anthologies (The Indespensible, The Essential, and the Authoritative.) because they were none of those things.

"There is a very rare Calvin and Hobbes textbook which takes life lessons from the comics.

"You have your peanuts trivia, Gin, I have my Calvin and Hobbes."


01 June 2007

1 June 2007 - WorldCat.org

Exactly 11 copies are listed as available in library collections in the entire world.

In the United States:
2 at the Library of Congress
1 at California State University at Sacramento
1 at Xavier University in Ohio
5 at libraries and universities in North Dakota

In Canada:
1 at Lakehead University in Ontario

In Singapore:
1 at Ngee Ann Polytechnic Library

1 June 2007 - Google Book Search

"'Whole language and humor for upper elementary and jr. high'--Cover."


21 May 2007

21 May 2007 - Final Fantasy Finland forums

"Kirjalla en siis tarkoita sarjakuvakirjaa, vaan 'Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes' nimistä kirjaa. Sarjakuvakokoelmia on ihan virallisia tehty vaikka kuinka."


06 October 2006

6 October 2006 - How To Reach and Teach All Children in the Inclusive Classroom, 2nd Edition

"We highly recommend a wonderful book, Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes (1993), by Mary Santella-Johnson and Linda Holmen. The authors use some humorous Calvin and Hobbes comic strips to motivate upper-grade and middle school students while teaching a variety of skills: vocabulary, comprehension, figurative language, and problem solving. Reading and writing skills are the main focus."

How To Reach and Teach All Children in the Inclusive Classroom: Practical Strategies, Lessons, and Activities, 2nd Edition. Sandra F. Rief and Julie A. Heimburge. Jossey-Bass. 2006. ISBN 978-0787981549. Page 210.

24 July 2006

24 July 2006 - Platypus Comix

"...the only other official piece of licensing besides the calendars and shirt is 'Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes,' containing reprints of strips. This comes from 1993 and Watterson just barely allowed it, after he got a letter from one of the authors describing how she used Calvin to teach to children with special needs. Universal put a legal vise on the print run, restricting sales to classrooms ONLY and producing only 2,500 copies...."


25 June 2006

25 June 2006 - Joe's Journal

"Aside from the books, two 16-month calendars, and a rare guide to teaching with Calvin and Hobbes, no official merchandise was ever licensed for sale."


07 May 2006

7 May 2006 - Answerbag

"An officially licensed children's textbook entitled Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes was published as part of a limited single print-run in 1993."


30 March 2006

30 March 2006 - Books Found

"I often thought how it would be fun to create a Calvin and Hobbes reading 'curriculum' so I was delighted to find out about this textbook from the mid-1990's.

"The Calvin and Hobbes comic strip ran from 1985-1995 and Bill Watterson allowed only two licensed items during that time: a 16 month wall calendar and this book, which was written by a speech pathologist and special education teacher in North Dakota. The license limited the print run of this book to 2500 copies with the stipulation that it only be advertised to school teachers...."


04 September 2005

4 September 2005 - Starmen.net forums

"I have all the books too, and am only missing 'It's a Magical World' in hard cover. Otherwise I have all editions, including the British Time Warner pocket books.

"Edit: I did forget the book 'Teaching With Calvin and Hobbes' I've been trying to track a copy down for years, but no luck"


21 August 2005

21 August 2005 - Andertoons Cartoon Blog

"Remember that Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes book I was interested in? I found one on Ebay last week, but failed to hang in there price-wise...."


15 August 2005

26 July 2005

26 July 2005 - Wikipedia

"Because of Watterson's strong anti-merchandising sentiments and his reluctance to return to the spotlight, almost no legitimate Calvin and Hobbes licensed merchandise exists outside of the book collections. ... Two notable exceptions to the licensing embargo were the publication of two 16-month wall calendars and the textbook Teaching with Calvin and Hobbes."