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    Gary’s Garden – Gary Northfield

    Ever walk through a garden and feel that the insects and the birds are up to something? Now you can find out what in this special collection of comic strips focusing on all the birds, bugs and creepy crawlies who are all up to no good while Gary’s relaxing in his garden. A grumpy caterpillar, a space travelling ladybird and a ninja hedgehog will provide much entertainment for hours to come, and have you laughing like you wouldn’t believe!  *** Again, a collection of fantastic comic strips which have come from The Phoenix, I am so looking into a subscription for my nephew in a few years! Gary’s Garden is…

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    Corpse Talk – Adam Murphy

    Join Adam Murphy as he hosts his very own, unique talk show, Corpse Talk, the only show which takes you direct to the voices of the past. Each week Adam digs up the dirt on some of the most famous, and infamous figures from the past. Did you know the secret of Cleopatras irresistible personality? Or why Genghis Khan became obsessed with world domination? Well you can, as Adam talks to their corpses and scoops all the goss!  *** What a crazy concept! This book is a collection of comic strips which I believe have run in previous issues of The Phoenix comic, and I must say I fully understand…

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    Flora & Ulysses – Kate DiCamillo & KG Campbell

    “Flora Belle Buckman was in her room at her desk. She was very busy. She was doing two things at once. She was ignoring her mother, and she was also reading a comic book entitled The Illuminated Adventures of the Amazing Incandesto!” Flora’s mother doesn’t like her reading comics, she is a romance novelist and feels comics are not appropriate literature for Flora. Then an unfortunate incident leads to Flora witnessing the birth of a superhero. It begins with a vacuum cleaner, and a squirrel who never saw it coming. The squirrel wouldn’t have stood a chance really, if Flora wasn’t around. Having read every issue of Terrible Things Can…

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    Calvin and Hobbes vol 1 & 2 – Bill Watterson

    Meet  Calvin, an energetic 6 year old boy who lives with his mum and dad and his best friend, tiger and stuffed toy, Hobbes. Calvin is forever getting into trouble but he doesnt mean to, its not his fault that the monsters under his bed need whacking with a baseball bat or that the aliens from outer space keep coming for him when he’s meant to be concentrating at school. In between this and theological debates with Hobbes Calvin tends to keep himself entertained, much to his parents dismay.  *** I was given these two collections by my wonderful friend Laura, after she was introduced to Calvin and Hobbes and…