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Discover Your Inner Hermit Crab: The Fifteenth Shermans Lagoon Collection Paperback – Aug 3 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (Aug. 3 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0740791109
  • ISBN-13: 978-0740791109
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1 x 22.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #406,387 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Jim Toomey was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. He launched Sherman's Lagoon in 1991, and was picked up by Creators Syndicate later that year. An engineer, a philosopher, a surfer, a scuba diver, and a sailor, Toomey lives in Annapolis, Maryland, with his wife and daughter.

He has been twice awarded the Environmental Hero Award, given by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration “for using art and humor to conserve and protect our marine heritage.”


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In this, the 15th Sherman's Lagoon collection, Jim Toomey once again polishes up his comedic chops, gently skewering group therapy, trendiness, YouTube, Twitter, texting, the U.S. economy, film festivals, tattoos/piercings/Botox, parenting, real books vs. e-books, reality TV (Ocean's Got Talent, anyone?), lottery fever, cartooning, Hollywood schlock movies, high school reunions, the speed at which new technology becomes obsolete, census takers, and cruise vacations, while simultaneously making Americans ponder universal healthcare, and everyone ponder eco-tourism, global warming, and the far-reaching effects of littering.

Fantastic comic strip, I hope Toomey keeps going for many more years.
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Yet another fantastic collection of Sherman's Lagoon strips. This one kept me laughing all the way through just like the previous ones. A must have if you are a Sherman's Lagoon fan.

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One of the more creative strips out there. Been reading Sherman since day one, with admiration for Toomey's ability to make a comic strip featuring fish (and fish-like creatures) work.
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HASH(0x9d4ae624) out of 5 stars A Funny But Repetitive Collection Sept. 16 2010
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Sherman and the crew of Kapupu Lagoon from the comic strip "Sherman's Lagoon" return in DISCOVER YOUR INNER HERMIT CRAB, the 15th collection of "Sherman's Lagoon" comics. In this collection of strips Sherman attempts to overcome his fear of snakes, Hawthorne (the hermit crab) opens an optometrist office, the Lagoon Film Festival comes to the Lagoon, Kahuna turns Sherman and Ernest into humans so they can enter a sand-sculpting contest, Sherman finds a box of dog treats, Sherman and Megan go on vacation to Mexico, Fillmore opens a library, Sherman enters a 5K race, "Ocean's Got Talent" tapes in the lagoon, Sherman gives Megan a cursed pirate necklace, Sherman and Megan win the lottery, and Sherman and Megan have Kahuna turn them into humans so they can go on a cruise. In addition, through the use of satire, "Sherman's Lagoon" comments on important scientific theories (global warming--it's probably happening) and political events (the healthcare bill probably wasn't a good thing).

"Sherman's Lagoon" is a funny strip, but I found DISCOVER YOUR INNER HERMIT CRAB to be a little lackluster. Hawthorne is always trying out some new scam, but in this strip he opens an optometry office, a tattoo parlor, and a health insurance office. Characters in the strip go to Kahuna not once, not twice, but three times to be turned into humans. It was just a little bit too much of the same thing over and over. Of course, there are some new things that happened. The "Ocean's Got Talent" and the Lagoon Film Festival were nice storylines. But there were also some storylines that were really far-fetched, such as when Sherman and Megan win the lottery.

DISCOVER YOUR INNER HERMIT CRAB isn't the best collection of "Sherman's Lagoon" comics and it is a bit repetitive. However, "Sherman's Lagoon" is a funny comic strip and despite the short-comings of this particular collection, the overall humor still shines through.
HASH(0x9d3f218c) out of 5 stars Sherman and all his pals are back Nov. 16 2010
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Discover Your Inner Hermit Crab is the fifteenth Sherman's Lagoon collection, offering some 42 weeks of the comic strip in a blend of some color and mostly black and white strips from the popular underwater spoof. Sherman and all his pals are back complete with business interests, views on sea life/human relationships, a shark with a passion for karaoke, and more. No cartoon humor library should be without!
HASH(0x9d3f503c) out of 5 stars Sherman's Lagoon rocks! Aug. 30 2013
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What would a day be like when you couldn't have a look at these undersea loonies from the talented mind of Jim Toomey? Every page has at least 2-3 laughs and this is the only cartoon collection where I have purchased ALL 17 volumes! This series ranks up there with Garfield, Frazz, B.C. and Frank & Ernest as one of the absolute best ever!
HASH(0x9d477fd8) out of 5 stars Five Stars Feb. 21 2015
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Love Jim Toomey. He is up there with Calvin & Hobbes.
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HASH(0x9d3f50a8) out of 5 stars Outta Control Teenagers Aug. 14 2010
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The fifteenth collection of the cartoons of the very popular newspaper comic: "Sherman's Lagoon" is of course another great one. This world of salty wetness revolves around a shark and his sidekick hermit crab. Other characters featured within the pages of this wonderful book keep the laughs flowing like a rip current. There is a sea turtle, a bear that loves to soak up the sun on the beach, assorted little fishes come and go as needed to keep things soggy and outrageous. Sherman, the leader of this pack, has a wife that does try to keep him grounded, and he makes the mistake of not following her sound advices more often than he should. Like a deepsea Ralph Kramden, our hero has an adventure or two during his travels down this watery path.

These guys twitter, dine in fine restraunts, buy lottery tickets, play football, travel the world, (Mexico, and even Idaho!) and get into all kinds of crazy situations of the humorous type. This is a great cartoon, that has a big heart, and you may even learn a little bit about ecology during your visit here to this undersea universe. I've always believed that it would be really tough to be a fish, but I didn't know that these scaled scoundrels had some much fun.
Four Stars!