strip, Calvin and Hobbes, the incorrigible 6-year-old Calvin imagines
his stuffed tiger, Hobbes, into mischievous, breathing life as a fellow
conspirator and best friend. The mayhem these two unleash on their little world
causes Calvin’s parents endless frustration, all
the while making us laugh with their skewered views on life, friendship and family.
Enjoy Calvin’s humor today with this set of
three classic Calvin and Hobbes books: Yukon
Ho!, Something Under the Bed is Drooling and
Calvin and Hobbes.
Assistant Book Buyer
Staff book picks
Why Our Health Matters: A Vision of
Medicine That Can Transform Our Future,
by Andrew Weil. Andrew Weil’s holistic
approach to medicine is one I’ve tried to follow in my own life. In Why Our Health
Inventory Control Specialist, Books
Handle with Care, by Jodi Picoult. Handle
with Care is an emotional roller coaster that
will keep your brain spinning for weeks
after you put the book down. The story is
about a young girl with brittle-bone disease,
the great lengths her mother will go to protect her daughter and the toll the disease
takes on the family.
The book is filled with raw emotion,
struggle, pain and, most of all, love. I can’t
say I always agree with the decisions that
Picoult’s characters make, but I do know
they force me to think about what I would
do if faced with their challenges.
Assistant Book Buyer
Matters, Weil doesn’t just point out problems
with the system, he offers suggestions on
how to fix the system while healing ourselves. His suggestions include educating
ourselves about the health industry, preventing diseases and assuming responsibility for our health. Especially useful is a list
of additional books, Web sites and other
resources for more information.—JE
A Calvin and Hobbes Starter Set, by Bill
Watterson. In Watterson’s popular comic
Power up! Choose from several realistic Tonka tough emergency and service vehicles featuring real “hands-on” power controls. Each vehicle is equipped with working lights and cool sounds and comes with an action ;gure. Sold individually. Ages 3 and up.