Calvin and Hobbes taught one of my daughters to read. She pored over the cartoon treasuries until the bindings were shot and pages started falling out. 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.
We have incorporated Calvin and Hobbes into our programs to help our students understand concepts like humor, puns, implied meaning, figurative language, sarcasm, facial expression; all the subtle language concepts that "make it or break it" for these children. So many of these kids use Calvin as a point of reference."
A. I'll crack
C. nail me
D. flay me
E. out of his mind
F. looking at the big scheme of things
G. stew in my own guilt
H. blow every capillary in his body
"Why wouldn't Calvin's idea to glue the binoculars work?"
This book recently sold on eBay for $365 so I will keep my eyes open for it because Wisconsin isn't that far from North Dakota, where it was published. I see that the same seller has another copy on eBay right now. Hmmmm.