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Sherman's Lagoon: Ate That, What's Next? Perfect Paperback – Sep 1 1997


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  • Perfect Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (Sept. 1 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0836236602
  • ISBN-13: 978-0836236606
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 21.3 x 22.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 281 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #513,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 12 1998
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When reading Sherman's Lagoon, I'm reminded of great comic strips like Bloom County and Calvin & Hobbes. Jim Toomey's art is magnificent and he uses it well to display the thoughts and emotions of his charaters. He will frequently use a non-verbal panel when lesser artists would have had to use words to convey meaning. He uses a wide variety of core and supporting characters that other comics cannot match in quantity or depth. This is one funny book! If you miss Bloom County and Calvin and Hobbes and currently enjoy strips like Fox Trot, I am sure Sherman's Lagoon will become a favorite. I look forward to Jim's next book. Until then I will just have to read his comic in the daily papers.
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Just love the drawings and the hilarious characters... Amazing idea to reverse the roles about fishing...
I do think if you are a fan of Calvin&Hobbes will enjoy those comics (similar surrealistic approach...).
Get and enjoy.
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By "mkssmith3" on Dec 19 2001
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Read it! Jim Toomey rules! Funniest shark in print...and the crab ain't bad either.
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This is the first Sherman's Lagoon collection and is it a hoot! There are several good storylines in here, including the introduction of the sun-loving polar bear Thornton, Fillmore's trip to Ascension Island for mating season, the ongoing tumultuous relationship between Sherman and Megan, the crabiness of everyone's favorite crab Hawthorne and a visit from Sherman's brother Herman. One of the nice things about this collection is that you don't have to be a fan to enjoy this book. It is an excellent introduction to the often hilarious world that Jim Toomey has created and is a testament to his skill as a writer and artist. I love this book, it makes me laugh alot and I am proud to own it. I'm sure you would be too!
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Do yourself a favor. Get this book.
Toomey has an incredible knack for turning things around so as you burst out laughing, you think, where does this guy get his ideas?
When you read this book, you are going to root for the shark. I have spent years snorkeling in the ocean, and never imagined I would be enamored of a loveable shark, but here he is, folks, Sherman and his better half, Megan.
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By A Customer on May 19 2000
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While it is nice to see a book that is not all nice - where shark meets human beach ape. Where else would you read that a shark would not want to eat a person because she is a Redhead and he is allergic to redheads. Will buy the next book.
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I love sharks. I think they are one of the most beautiful creatures to inhabit the ocean. And when a friend told me about a cartoon about a fat, lazy shark and his wacky friends, I thought he was joking. He wasn't, but Jim Toomey was, and was it ever so funny. Sherman's Lagoon takes potshots at peoples perceptions of sharks, pop culture, and the battle of the sexes, interspliced with comments on the eviroment, and a keen sense of humor that surprised and delighted me. So check it out, as Sherman will grown on you and on occasion, that a bite out of your side.
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C'mon! Don't be shy! Meet Sherman, the world's most lovable shark with a big, fat belly to snuggle up against! He thinks he's a big, bloodthirsty terror of the seven seas, but actually, he's just an arrogant old glutton with brains to match! And come, come meet his buddies, Fillmore the bookish sea turtle and Hawthorne, the stuck-up old hermit crab who just loves to pinch human toes! Oh, and say hi to his lovely wife, the mean-spirited Megan who's got her poor, gullible mate by his nose! So go ahead and enjoy all those zany adventures as visualized by the handsome young Jim P.Toomey, who happens to be a seafaring hero himself, too!
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