Sunday, July 9, 2017

[BOOK REVIEW] Garfield Gets in a Pickle by Jim Davis

Title:  Garfield Gets in a Pickle

Author: Jim Davis

Genre:  Humor / Animals / Relationships 

Year Published:  2012

Year Read: 7/7/2017

Series:  Garfield #54

Publisher: Ballantine Books 

Source:  Library

Content Rating:  Ages 7+ (Some Rude Behavior)

Buy on:  Amazon  //  Book Depository


I admit that when I saw another “Garfield” comic on my library shelf, I could not help myself and I ended up getting another “Garfield” comic called “Garfield Gets in a Pickle” and it is just as hilarious and witty as the previous “Garfield” comics I had read!

What is this story about?

In this collection, we are introduced to more adventures of Garfield, his dim-witted sidekick Odie, his goofy owner Jon and his level-headed girlfriend Liz and the foursome get into hilarious adventures such as Jon and Liz going out on dinner dates, Garfield’s dealings with the mice and Garfield’s dealings with the spiders!

What I loved about this story:

Jim Davis’ writing: Jim Davis’ writing continues to be as witty and hilarious as the previous volumes and even though Garfield and his family are still in the same situations we usually see them in (Garfield dealing the mice and spiders, Jon and Liz going out on dates, Garfield picking on Odie), the writing continues to be entertaining to read and I still enjoy seeing these adventures that Garfield, Jon, Odie and Liz continue to get into!  I also loved the fact that Liz is usually the voice of reason to Jon’s bizarre mannerisms and Garfield still continues to snark about Jon and Odie’s buffoonery as it is great seeing these two sane characters trying to deal with the humorous chaos going on around them.

Jim Davis’ artwork:  Jim Davis’ artwork is still as creative and humorous as it has always been and I loved the humorous way that Jim Davis draws these characters as they all have huge bulging eyes that greatly reflects the humorous nature of this series!

Final Thoughts:

Overall, “Garfield Gets in a Pickle” is another brilliant collection of “Garfield” strips that fans of the “Garfield” series will greatly enjoy!

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  1. I miss reading the Garfield comics because I don't buy the Sunday newspaper anymore. I should see if the library has some of these books. Thanks for sharing your review. :)