The Crass Menagerie

The Crass Menagerie

A Pearls Before Swine Treasury

Book - 2008
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Andrews McMeel
Pearls is the hottest comic in the newspaper business these days." -Raleigh News and Observer

Named Best Comic Strip of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society in 2004 and 2007, Pearls Before Swine is regarded by fans and critics alike as a thoughtful commentary on humanity's pitiable plight.

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Stephan Pastis sketches this nuanced comic strip tale, which features the arrogant, self-centered, and totally hilarious Rat, who leads his four-legged friends through misadventure after misadventure. Joining him for the journey are Pig, the slow but good-hearted conscience of the strip; Goat, the voice of reason that often goes unheard; and Zebra and the eternally inept Crocodiles who pursue him. Together this mindful menagerie mocks the flaws and shortcomings of human nature through Pastis's cynically biting wit.

* The third Pearls Before Swine treasury, this book combines all the cartoons from Da Brudderhood of Zeeba Zeeba Eata and The Sopratos, along with annotations by Pastis.

* From courtroom antics to references of other cartoon strips, Pastis's strip is a fresh presence on the comic pages.

& Taylor

Follows the escapades of self-centered Rat and kindly (but dumb) Pig and their pals, with commentary from the author.

Publisher: Kansas City, Mo. : Andrews McMeel, c2008
ISBN: 9780740771002
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 P2686c 2008
Characteristics: 263 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm


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Feb 26, 2018

This is really funny! I love all the characters, but Rat is my favorite.


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