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Growing up isn't always fun in real life, but in the world of FoxTrot, it's always worth a laugh. Between overblown science experiments, babysitting jobs from hell, and sibling rivalry honed to an art form, the Fox household reverberates the sounds of a far-out, yet familiar, family life. One of FoxTrot's great appeals is its understanding of the pains and pleasures of yout Growing up isn't always fun in real life, but in the world of FoxTrot, it's always worth a laugh. Between overblown science experiments, babysitting jobs from hell, and sibling rivalry honed to an art form, the Fox household reverberates the sounds of a far-out, yet familiar, family life. One of FoxTrot's great appeals is its understanding of the pains and pleasures of youth. The Fox kids-little brother Jason, the mischievous genius; sister Paige, the boy-crazy shopping fanatic; and big brother Peter, a sports fan with aspirations to be a sports star-interact naturally, which is to say loudly and vigorously. In addition, creator Bill Amend uses many real-life situations and dilemmas modern kids face to frame his stories. "It's a tricky balance," says the artist. "On one hand I have this wonderful opportunity to present good role models to younger readers, but at the same time I want to be funny." And he succeeds. In At Least This Place Sells T-Shirts, parents Andy and Roger continue to preside over the unpredictable household antics of the Fox family.


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Growing up isn't always fun in real life, but in the world of FoxTrot, it's always worth a laugh. Between overblown science experiments, babysitting jobs from hell, and sibling rivalry honed to an art form, the Fox household reverberates the sounds of a far-out, yet familiar, family life. One of FoxTrot's great appeals is its understanding of the pains and pleasures of yout Growing up isn't always fun in real life, but in the world of FoxTrot, it's always worth a laugh. Between overblown science experiments, babysitting jobs from hell, and sibling rivalry honed to an art form, the Fox household reverberates the sounds of a far-out, yet familiar, family life. One of FoxTrot's great appeals is its understanding of the pains and pleasures of youth. The Fox kids-little brother Jason, the mischievous genius; sister Paige, the boy-crazy shopping fanatic; and big brother Peter, a sports fan with aspirations to be a sports star-interact naturally, which is to say loudly and vigorously. In addition, creator Bill Amend uses many real-life situations and dilemmas modern kids face to frame his stories. "It's a tricky balance," says the artist. "On one hand I have this wonderful opportunity to present good role models to younger readers, but at the same time I want to be funny." And he succeeds. In At Least This Place Sells T-Shirts, parents Andy and Roger continue to preside over the unpredictable household antics of the Fox family.

30 review for At Least This Place Sells T-Shirts: A FoxTrot Collection

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lora

    Family friendly comic series- this particular book has a great cover of two of the family being bored in a book store. When I was a kid, the Sunday comics were a special delight worth fighting five other siblings for. But when MY kids came along, it seemed as though the quality of the comics had gone down. There were more swear words and blatant sexual themes running throughout. The political and cultural indoctrination were well underway. The rest of the Sunday paper had gone downhill as well. Family friendly comic series- this particular book has a great cover of two of the family being bored in a book store. When I was a kid, the Sunday comics were a special delight worth fighting five other siblings for. But when MY kids came along, it seemed as though the quality of the comics had gone down. There were more swear words and blatant sexual themes running throughout. The political and cultural indoctrination were well underway. The rest of the Sunday paper had gone downhill as well. The op/ed page made less sense in its arguments, the news headlines were weirder than ever, and the editor must have de-evolved into a spell check machine, because the misspellings were everywhere, hanging in columns like over ripe fruit on an abandoned old apple tree. Our budget had to have surgery; the newspaper was one of the first to go. Even though that was years ago, I still miss hovering over those wide open pages and a cup of hot chocolate. What has been a life saver, of sorts, is books like this one. We looked up our favorite Sunday comics and bought some of the book editions. They've been a valuable addition to our home library! We love our classics, sci-fi, and poetry, but comics serve their own little niche when you need a quiet little laugh on a rainy afternoon. The Fox Trot family has provided our family with plenty of pleasure over the years.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Dolly

    Continuing our recent fascination with all things Foxtrot, we all zipped through this early anthology of the popular comic strip by Bill Amend. I really enjoy this comic strip, but after reading several different anthologies, the jokes are starting to feel a bit too recycled. Still, I really enjoyed seeing older versions of the characters. Like my beloved Garfield strip from my childhood, it's interesting to see how the artist's drawing style changes over time. Since the book features strips fro Continuing our recent fascination with all things Foxtrot, we all zipped through this early anthology of the popular comic strip by Bill Amend. I really enjoy this comic strip, but after reading several different anthologies, the jokes are starting to feel a bit too recycled. Still, I really enjoyed seeing older versions of the characters. Like my beloved Garfield strip from my childhood, it's interesting to see how the artist's drawing style changes over time. Since the book features strips from about more than two decades ago, quite a bit of the pop culture references are very dated, and our girls didn't get all of them. And I had to really laugh at the technology (computers, actual phones...with cords, VHS videos (and movie rental stores!), typewriters, etc.), since it's so ancient. It's a bit of nostalgia, since I remember very clearly what life was like back then.

  3. 4 out of 5

    David Caldwell

    When I was working in any of the many bookstores where I was employed and I did not want (or have the time) to read my current book, I would grab one of these collections to read on my too short break. I slowly but surely worked my way through several series. These are great time killers and will usually improve your mood no matter how hectic the day. Laughter can be the best solution to dealing with the public.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    Always a fun read.

  5. 5 out of 5

    K

    I've read this several times and just pick it off the shelf now & again. I love Fox Trot I've read this several times and just pick it off the shelf now & again. I love Fox Trot

  6. 5 out of 5

    Bookworm Erica

    Holds up to age well and family friendly. Reading these with the kids and seeing them enjoy them new

  7. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    Ah, nothing's like a bookstore on a frosty evening...unless you're with the Fox kids, who have their own ideas of pleasure. That's only one of the episodes in this collection of daily and Sunday cartoon strips. Ah, nothing's like a bookstore on a frosty evening...unless you're with the Fox kids, who have their own ideas of pleasure. That's only one of the episodes in this collection of daily and Sunday cartoon strips.

  8. 5 out of 5

    jacky

    I love FoxTrot. This a collection from 1996, so the references to pop culture are older, but still funny since I grew up with Star Trek, X-files, and Highlander in the house. I also love how these strips depict school from the teen's point of view. I love FoxTrot. This a collection from 1996, so the references to pop culture are older, but still funny since I grew up with Star Trek, X-files, and Highlander in the house. I also love how these strips depict school from the teen's point of view.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jim

    wish i had the cover as a poster

  10. 4 out of 5

    Mita

    There's no other way of saying it except that FoxTrot is made of awesome. Amen! There's no other way of saying it except that FoxTrot is made of awesome. Amen!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Chris Nichols

  12. 4 out of 5

    Pjh139

  13. 5 out of 5

    Nina

  14. 4 out of 5

    Mukul Anand

  15. 4 out of 5

    Asellus Claudum

  16. 5 out of 5

    AlixJamie

  17. 4 out of 5

    Daniel

  18. 5 out of 5

    Fuzzy Wubba

  19. 5 out of 5

    Liz

  20. 5 out of 5

    Krista Foster

  21. 5 out of 5

    Luca Masters

  22. 5 out of 5

    Chad

  23. 5 out of 5

    Penny

  24. 5 out of 5

    Alcey

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ray Gooch III

  26. 4 out of 5

    SamSlasher

  27. 5 out of 5

    Tyler

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kevin

  29. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Knight

  30. 5 out of 5

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