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47. Binge Parenting: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 34

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

In this chronological collection, readers get a close-up view inside the home of the MacPhersons, a perfectly normal family with perfectly chaotic lives. Daryl and Wanda are deep in the trenches of childrearing and earning their stripes as parents to Zoe, Hammie, and Wren.

Baby Blues expertly illustrates why Band-Aids remain in short supply, tattling and teasing lead to time-outs, and an unplanned visit to the dentist or auto mechanic occurs just when the bills seem to be caught up.

Baby Blues transcends the comic page by fusing the award-winning imaginations of Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott with familiar family life. Inside this annotated collection, Kirkman and Scott intuitively balance the humorous with the poignant though relatable and sometimes all-too-familiar parenting scenes.

Contains a year of previously uncollected comics. One color or two black & white comics per page. Contains author comments.

IBSN: 9781449485115
Publication date: September 26, 2017

46. Gross!: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 33

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

For more than 25 years, the MacPherson family has brought the joy, humor, and poignancy of raising three children to funny pages worldwide in the popular comic strip, Baby Blues. Gross! reveals the sticky underbelly of parenting, shining a comedic light on everything from dealing with picky eaters to too much screen time. From gargantuan messes to legendary sibling disputes, readers will love following along as the MacPhersons—Darryl, Wanda, and children Zoe, Hammie, and Wren—overcome many of life's hurdles.

Gross! offers a perceptive glimpse into the lives of modern parents, complemented by witty and informative commentary from the co-creators themselves. This collection will appeal to anyone who has kids or who remembers what it was like to be one.

Contains a year of previously uncollected comics. One color or two black & white comics per page. Contains author comments.

IBSN: 9781449477813
Publication date: October 18, 2016

45. No Yelling!: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 32

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Still crazy after all these years! Behold Wanda and Darryl MacPherson as they navigate the chaos of modern parenting.

For more than 25 years, the MacPherson family has brought the joy, humor, and poignancy of raising three children to funny pages worldwide in the popular comic strip, Baby Blues. No Yelling! reveals the sticky underbelly of parenting, shining a comedic light on everything from dealing with picky eaters to too much screen time. From gargantuan messes to legendary sibling disputes, readers will love following along as the MacPhersons—Darryl, Wanda, and children Zoe, Hammie, and Wren—overcome many of life's hurdles.

No Yelling! offers a perceptive glimpse into the lives of modern parents, complemented by witty and informative commentary from the co-creators themselves. This collection will appeal to anyone who has kids or who remembers what it was like to be one.

Contains a year of previously uncollected comics. One color or two black & white comics per page. Contains author comments.

IBSN: 9781449463038
Publication date: October 20, 2015

44. Wetter, Louder, Stickier: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 31

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Join in the chaotic fun with the MacPherson family in this thirty-first Baby Blues cartoon collection!

Child-rearing reaches an entirely new level of delightfully messy chaos in Baby Blues: Wetter, Louder, Stickier. Battle-ready and perpetually exhausted, Daryl and Wanda team up to navigate a new front of challenges, like Zoe's enthusiasm over the "Smoochy Boyz" concert, deciphering baby Wren's attempts at language, and determining Hammie's place as a colon in the school play—whether "colon" refers to punctuation or digestion remains undetermined. Armed with "performance-enhancing substances" (a.k.a. chocolate donuts), the perfectly normal MacPherson family will surely bring a barrage of smiles and laughter to familiar fans with their perfectly chaotic lives.

Baby Blues has enchanted new parents, grandparents, and kids alike since it first appeared on the comics pages in 1990. As the years passed, the list of newspapers carrying the feature has grown almost as fast as the MacPhersons' kids! Baby Blues now appears in more than 1,200 newspapers worldwide, and the adventures of America's favorite first-time parents have also been chronicled in 31 anthologies and four treasuries. In 1995, the National Cartoonists Society recognized Baby Blues as "Best Comic Strip of the Year."

Contains a year of previously uncollected comics. One color or two black & white comics per page. Contains author comments.

IBSN: 9781449458256
Publication date: November 11, 2014

43. Bedlam: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 30

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

For more than 20 years, Baby Blues has tickled and reassured overwhelmed parents. With Darryl and Wanda MacPherson's constant state of upheaval in parenting Zoe, Hammie, and Baby Wren, fans can recognize their own real-life Baby Blues moments.

Now in an annual, treasury-sized book, Baby Blues brings you another year of life with the MacPhersons. Often-befuddled Darryl and always-overworked Wanda manage to parent precocious Zoe, ornery Hammie, and Baby Wren while still keeping their senses of humor and sometimes even sweetness. In this collection, Zoe decides it's time for her to take karate lessons, Wanda declares she needs some time for herself and joins a book (wine?) club, and Hammie discovers the joys of a zip line. Mostly calm Wanda finally reaches her breaking point of asking the kids to clean up, unleashing a new force of nature to the comic strip: the Tsumommy!

Contains a year of previously uncollected comics. One color or two black & white comics per page.

IBSN: 9781449437244
Publication date: November 5, 2013

42. BBXX: Baby Blues Decades 1 & 2

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

A special 20th anniversary hardcover Baby Blues retrospective, this is the colossal collection that Baby Blues’s 55 million-plus fans have been clamoring for.

BBXX is a hefty, hardcover treasury highlighting 20 years of Baby Blues, one of the most popular comic strips in history. A comprehensive and commemorative edition of all things Baby Blues, creators Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott share personal reflections and never-before-published essays, drawings, and photographs, along with almost 800 of the best Baby Blues strips from the last two decades.

Named Best Comic Strip of the Year in 1995, Baby Blues follows young parents Darryl and Wanda MacPherson as they raise children Zoe, Hammie, and Baby Wren. From temper tantrums to toilet training, everyday experiences that all parents agonize over and laugh about serve as fertile comedic ground as BBXX takes readers on a relevant and timeless journey through twenty years of Baby Blues. What results is a truthfully fulfilling romp through the daily aspects of family life as well as a carefully nuanced tug at the heartstrings.

Hardcover treasury, 336 pages.

IBSN: 9780740798283
Publication date: November 13, 2012

41. Scribbles at an Exhibition: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 29

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

In the chronological collection Scribbles at an Exhibition, readers get a close-up view inside the home of the MacPhersons, a perfectly normal family with perfectly chaotic lives. Daryl and Wanda are deep in the trenches of child rearing and earning their stripes as parents to Zoe, Hammie, and baby Wren.

Baby Blues "recently celebrated an achievement that is considered the comic industry's top milestone: surpassing 1,000 newspaper clients around the world." —Arizona Republic

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. One color or three black & white comics per page.

IBSN: 9781449409722
Publication date: May 15, 2012

40. Eat, Cry, Poop: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 28

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Baby Blues transcends the comic page by fusing the award-winning imaginations of Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott with familiar family life. Inside Eat, Cry, Poop: Baby Blues Scrapbook 28, Kirkman and Scott intuitively balance the humorous with the poignant through relatable and sometimes all-too-familiar parenting scenes.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. One color or three black & white comics per page.

IBSN: 9781449414580
Publication date: November 15, 2011

39. Cut!: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 27

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

It's the director's cut in Kirkman and Scott's newest Baby Blues book. In this chronological collection, readers get a close-up view inside the home of the MacPhersons, a perfectly normal family with perfectly chaotic lives. Daryl and Wanda are deep in the trenches of childrearing and earning their stripes as parents to Zoe, Hammie, and baby Wren.

Baby Blues expertly illustrates why Band-Aids remain in short supply, tattling and teasing lead to time-outs, and an unplanned visit to the dentist or auto mechanic occurs just when the bills seem to be caught up.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. One color or three black & white comics per page.

IBSN: 9781449401825
Publication date: April 19, 2011

38. Ambushed! In the Family Room: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 26

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

From the dark days of sleep deprivation to the cacophony of a trikid family, Baby Blues has been revealing the true dark underbelly of parenting to the delight of newspaper readers everywhere. Like a comic epidural, or butt cream on a raging diaper rash, this comic strip has helped take some of the sting out of parenting for countless parents around the world.

Baby Blues transcends the comic page by fusing the award-winning imaginations of Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott with familiar family life. Inside Ambushed! In the Family Room, Kirkman and Scott intuitively balance the humorous with the poignant through relatable and sometimes all-too-familiar parenting scenes.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. One color or three black & white comics per page.

IBSN: 9780740797408
Publication date: October 26, 2010

37. We Were Here First: Baby Blues Looks at Couplehood with Kids

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Baby Blues is a pitch-perfect and hilarious family-oriented comic strip that typifies modern parenting.

We Were Here First, an entertaining collection of Baby Blues comic strips handpicked by cocreators Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott, focuses on the relationship between Darryl and Wanda MacPherson--before and after parenthood turns their life upside down.

A love story set in the trenches of child rearing, We Were Here First follows the account of Darryl and Wanda earning their stripes as parents to their three children—the headstrong Zoe, easygoing Hammie, and baby Wren—all the while trying to make time for themselves, even if it's a mere 30 stolen seconds!

An amusing story of a domestic romance caught in the middle of a fun-filled family feud, We Were Here First will delight both longtime fans of Baby Blues as well as readers of all ages new to this beloved comic strip.

Selected cartoons on the theme of couplehood. One color or three black & white comics per page.

IBSN: 9780740791116
Publication date: April 20, 2010

36. It's a Girl: A Baby Blues Book

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

This baby gift book features the artwork from the popular and award-winning Baby Blues comic strip, during a time when a new baby (a little sister) was introduced to the household. It’s a Girl will delight moms, moms-to-be, and any family member forced to deal with a new baby girl in the house.

Have a new baby in the house? Know somebody who's expecting? This is the gift book you're looking for. Ripped from the internationally popular comic strip Baby Blues and selected by Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman, these are the definitive strips that shaped the lives of the Baby Blues characters when they added children to the family.

In It's a Girl, young Hammie has it all until the day his parents bring home a baby sister. In an instant, Hammie goes from the revered position of "baby of the family" to, ugh, middle child. It's not a smooth transition to big brotherhood for Hammie, but it's definitely a humorous and heartwarming story.

It's a Girl will delight moms, moms-to-be, and any family member lucky enough to deal with a new baby.

Hardcover gift book, 80 pages.

IBSN: 9780740791673
Publication date: February 16, 2010

35. It's a Boy: A Baby Blues Book

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

This baby gift book features the artwork from the popular and award-winning Baby Blues comic strip. The authors have selected the definitive strips that shaped the lives of their characters when they added a little boy to their family. It's a Boy will delight moms, moms-to-be, and any sister forced to deal with a new baby boy in the house.

Have a new baby in the house? Know somebody who's expecting? This is the gift book you're looking for. Ripped from the internationally popular comic strip Baby Blues and selected by Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman, these are the definitive strips that shaped the lives of the Baby Blues characters when they added children to the family.

In It's a Boy, three-year-old Zoe MacPherson goes from exalted only child to, ugh, older sibling when her parents, Darryl and Wanda, bring home baby Hamish (nicknamed Hammie). With her domination of the MacPherson household challenged by this cheerful intruder, the precocious Zoe is forced to cope with the harsh reality of sharing attention--and everything else!

It's a Boy will delight moms, moms-to-be, and any family member lucky enough to deal with a new baby.

Hardcover gift book, 80 pages.

IBSN: 9780740791666
Publication date: February 16, 2010

34. The Natural Disorder of Things: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 25

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

It's a family feud full of fun and togetherness in Kirkman and Scott's The Natural Disorder of Things. Readers step into the home of the MacPhersons, a perfectly normal family with perfectly chaotic lives. Daryl and Wanda are deep in the trenches of child rearing, earning their stripes as parents to Zoe, Hammie, and baby Wren.

Baby Blues is genuinely funny, portraying parenting the way it is, including the good, the bad, the ugly . . . and the sometimes smelly.

Baby Blues "recently celebrated an achievement that is considered the comic industry's top milestone: surpassing 1,000 newspaper clients around the world." —Arizona Republic

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. One color or three black & white comics per page.

IBSN: 9780740785405
Publication date: October 20, 2009

33. My Space: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 24

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Oh baby! My Space, this Baby Blues collection, kicks and screams with good stuff. The MacPhersons show us that raising one kid is a breeze, raising two kids is tricky yet manageable, and raising three kids is deserving of canonization. But still, sleep-deprived Darryl and Wanda do it with a style and wit all their own.

Baby Blues is funny because it accurately depicts the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of parenting. And like any curious kid, My Space cracks you up and leaves you begging for more!

Forget child-rearing books; all a parent needs to get through the highs and lows of raising kids is a 3 a.m. read of Baby Blues.

From diapers to long division, it's easy to see why so many people relate to Darryl, Wanda, Zoe, Hammie, and Wren.

In 2001, Scott earned the prestigious Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. The National Cartoonists Society also gave Baby Blues its Best Comic Strip of the Year award in 1995.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. One color or three black & white comics per page.

IBSN: 9780740780899
Publication date: May 17, 2009

32. The Day Phonics Kicked in: Baby Blues Goes Back to School

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Named Best Comic Strip of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society, Baby Blues appears in newspapers and periodicals worldwide.

With Zoe and Hammie already in elementary school and Wren crawling quickly toward toddlerhood, a lot of energy in the MacPherson house is directed toward teaching. Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott have scoured their archives for the very best of the Baby Blues school—and education-related strips to include in this retrospective. From sack lunches to show-and-tell, this hilarious collection of Baby Blues strips will earn high marks from loyal readers everywhere.

Selected cartoons on the theme of education. Color throughout.

IBSN: 9780740777387
Publication date: September 1, 2008

31. X-Treme Parenting: A Baby Blues Treasury

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

"Nothing is certain but death and taxes. And laundry." —Baby Blues proverb

When the recipe box has more pizza coupons than recipes, or for those parenting days when all you seem to accomplish is brushing your hair and making a tray of ice cubes, Baby Blues offers parental fatigue redemption. The brainchild of Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott, this Baby Blues treasury features cartoons from Briefcase Full of Baby Blues and Night Shift.

From prophetic Baby Blues proverbs like, "The grass is always greener on the knees of your kid's new white pants," to Dinner Table Olympics where Synchronized Whining is the main event, young parents Darryl and Wanda keep pace with energetic children Zoe, Hammie, and baby Wren, as Kirkman and Scott expertly navigate the daily nuances of newborns, nocturnal diaper changes, and the nirvana of family life.

Contains previously collected comics from Briefcase Full of Baby Blues and Night Shift.

IBSN: 9780740770975
Publication date: April 1, 2008

30. Night Shift: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 23

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Baby Blues transcends the comics page-expertly illustrating why there are never enough napkins, sippy cups, or items crossed off the to-do list.

Inside Night Shift, award-winning creators Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott effortlessly navigate the nuances of everyday family life within the MacPherson household, where Band-Aids remain in short supply, tattling and teasing lead to time-outs, and every public outing becomes an adventure in patience.

Named Best Comic Strip of the Year in 2002, Baby Blues follows young parents Darryl and Wanda as they maintain a consistent trajectory on the parental learning curve to children Zoe, Hammie, and Wren.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780740768422
Publication date: October 1, 2007

29. Briefcase Full of Baby Blues: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 22

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Baby Blues "is a genuinely hilarious comic strip." —Rants and Raves

Childhood-synonymous with slip 'n' slides, bubble gum, and getting your little brother in trouble. Parenthood-synonymous with Band-Aid bandages, haircuts, and giving timeouts for tattling. Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott effortlessly navigate the nuances of everyday family life in Briefcase of Baby Blues

Named Best Comic Strip of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society, Baby Blues details the goings-on inside the MacPherson home. Running at a frenzied pace, young parents Darryl and Wanda keep up with Zoe, Hammie, and baby Wren as Kirkman and Scott perfectly capture the domestic discord and creative chaos associated with this household's hilarious activities.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780740763557
Publication date: April 1, 2007

28. Framed!: A Baby Blues Treasury

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Kirkman and Scott don't just have their fingers on the pulse of the modern middle-class family; they have a grip on its wrist like a mother pulling a three-year-old past a grocery store cookie aisle.

Tadpoles in the toilet, backseat border wars, emergency homemade diapers . . . welcome to another year in the life of the never-a-dull-moment McPherson family. While sister Zoe and brother Hammie's budding sibling rivalry reaches new heights (and volumes), baby Wren is making great strides of her own. With the advent of "the climbing phase" no coffee table, countertop, or bookshelf is too high.

For years, the team of Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott have given readers a too-funny-to-be-true, too-real-not-to-be insider's view of the American dream. They get the details and dilemmas so right, in fact, that it's a wonder they haven't been indicted for domestic surveillance.

Contains previously collected comics from Something Chocolate This Way Comes and Our Server Is Down. One color or two black & white comics per page.

IBSN: 9780740761942
Publication date: November 1, 2006

27. Something Chocolate This Way Comes: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 21

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott put out a very funny cartoon strip. You don't have to be a parent to enjoy this cartoon, but if you are, it hits close to home more than once. It's also nice watching the kids get older (albeit slowly) in a medium that seldom allows it's characters to age at all."

If art imitates life, then art could probably use a good vacuuming. That is, if you're talking about life around the MacPherson house. With three kids under the age of eight, things couldn't get much busier for Darryl and Wanda, who fill the comics pages with dead-on family humor.

Creators Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott have a special talent for distilling the essence of children, families, and married couples into a comic strip that, in frame after frame and strip after strip, creates a world that's both amusing and enlightening, in large part because their work mirrors our own experiences so closely. "Did you see the latest Baby Blues?" is one of the most-often asked questions among the strip's millions of fans. "It looks just like us!"

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780740756863
Publication date: April 1, 2006

26. Our Server Is Down: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 20

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Baby Blues makes life with children seem funny, even when they smear peanut butter on the walls and give the baby a makeover with Mom's cosmetics. Says writer Jerry Scott, "As long as kids keep having runny noses and wiping them on the drapes, we're in business."

Our Server is Down captures the perils and pratfalls of raising young children in suburbia. Daryl and Wanda MacPherson are a couple in their mid-thirties struggling to juggle work and three kids with hectic schedules-and maintain their sanity.

Zoe, the talkative eldest, is seven and more worldly than ever. Hammie is the newly anointed (by the recent birth of baby Wren) middle child. At age five, he's a willing student for Zoe and a virtual Velcro board for blame. Wren is the newest addition to the MacPherson clan-so far, all giggles and sunshine . . . with a few clouds on the horizon.

Parents worldwide have delighted in this slice-of-life comic since its debut in 1990.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780740754456
Publication date: October 1, 2005

25. Driving Under the Influence of Children: A Baby Blues Treasury

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

"Any parent can understand why Darryl and Wanda MacPherson can't decide whether to hug Zoe and Hammie to pieces or turn them into pieces in some less loving way. . . . Kirkman and Scott are virtuosi of the world of child-rearing." —Infodad.com

Under the sticky seats, next to the molten milkshakes, unreturned library books, and petrified french fries is where you'll probably find the hidden microphone. Those Baby Blues cartoonists undoubtedly planted it in your minivan, because how else could they come up with the ideas for their comic strip that mirror exactly what's going on in your life?

Fans and critics have been alternately checking under their seats and raving about the realism of the parenting experience depicted in Baby Blues for years. That realism is no accident (nor the result of illegal wiretaps). Parents themselves, cocreators Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott have an infinite wellspring of material at their disposal. As writer Jerry Scott explains, "As long as kids keep having runny noses and wiping them on the drapes, we're in business."

This colorful treasury, Driving Under the Influence of Children, not only contains over 240 pages of award-winning Baby Blues comic strips, but also contains Baby Blues stickers, including a bumper sticker that should be affixed to nearly every minivan on the road.

Contains previously collected comics from Two Pluse One Is Enough and Playdate: Category 5. One color or two black & white comics per page.

IBSN: 9780740750052
Publication date: May 1, 2005

24. Playdate: Category 5: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 19

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

All the family fun, pandemonium, and childhood chaos that fans of Baby Blues enjoy in the strip's daily newspaper appearances swirl about this collection, Playdate: Category 5.

Imagine three hurricanes converging on one household and you get an idea of what Darryl and Wanda MacPherson experience each delightful day of parenting Zoe, Hammie, and Baby Wren. It's a perfect storm of flying foodstuffs, off-the-scale emotional outbursts, and enough offspring energy to make veteran storm chasers duck for cover . . . and that's before any little friends come over to play!

Playdate: Category 5 captures all this and more. This Baby Blues collection is packed with hilarious family situations and childhood challenges anyone can appreciate, whether it's fellow parents riding out their own "storms," empty-nesters reveling in their calms, or parents-to-be wondering what all the fuss is about. Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott are right on target in episode after episode. Their witty observations and insights—such as "I think screaming is the primary form of communication for girls," "We've gotta learn to travel lighter, or just put some wheels on the house," and "Sometimes being the dad is like being the weird kid in the neighborhood"—always hit the mark.

Playdate: Category 5 will be treasured by Baby Blues fans everywhere. Playdate allows readers to experience the full fury of the MacPherson family tempest time and time again.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780740746659
Publication date: September 1, 2004

23. Two Plus One Is Enough: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 18

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Baby Blues is simply our lives on paper. At times it seems more like a home video than a comic strip."

By their third child, most folks have parenting figured out and could teach Dr. Spock a thing or two. Yeah, right! Baby Blues is back with even more of the hilarious trials and tribulations of the growing young MacPherson family.

Two Plus One Is Enough is another collection of this stupendously popular comic strip, which has millions of fans.

Baby Wren is raising the chaos level in the MacPherson household to a new high as Zoe and Hammie compete as only siblings can. Parents Darryl and Wanda somehow keep up their good humor despite a tight budget, their mischievous but adorable older children, and a wailing infant. Precocious Zoe's learning to read-and to point out the inconsistencies in children's books. (For example, after Zoe reads about a bear, Wanda corrects her. "That word is dog, not bear." Zoe, however, astutely observes that the picture looks like a dog: "So which is spelled right? The word or the picture?" Zoe asks.) And Hammie must make sure his baby sister isn't gaining on him, in age or in weight.

Two Plus One Is Enough offers plenty of laughs from one of America's favorite families.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780740741401
Publication date: March 1, 2004

22. Wall-to-Wall Baby Blues: A Baby Blues Treasury

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

"One of the best things about Baby Blues is that it follows reality so closely that you're never quite sure whether Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott are over the top or are merely excellent reporters." Oh, baby, it's Baby Blues! Just when readers thought the MacPherson world was baby-proofed, cocreators Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott flip up the toilet-training lid, throw open the kitchen cabinets, and drag the garden hose into the house with Wall-to-Wall Baby Blues: A Baby Blues Treasury.

Baby Blues, of course, is the delightful internationally syndicated comic strip that depicts the adventures of the MacPherson family: Dad Darryl, Mom Wanda, and the three youngsters: Zoe, Hammie, and newborn Wren. From games of Destroy the Legos to how to blow a two-year-old's nose with just one box of tissues, Baby Blues never fails to revel in the funny facts and fantasies about raising kids.

Wall-to-Wall Baby Blues: A Baby Blues Treasury. represents a treasury of the best moments from three previous Kirkman and Scott collections—Baby Blues: Unplugged, Dad to the Bone, and Never a Dry Moment.

This combination of daily strips and full-color Sunday features delivers an array of hilarious family comedy. Wall-to-Wall Baby Blues: A Baby Blues Treasury. has young readers, parents, expectant parents, and grandparents nodding their heads in recognition of life in the MacPherson household. It's truly family fun for everyone in the family.

Contains previously collected comics from Unplugged, Dad to the Bone and Never a Dry Moment. One color or two black & white comics per page.

IBSN: 9780740738111
Publication date: August 1, 2003

21. Never a Dry Moment: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 17

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

"Family-friendly comic strips would seem to be nonexistent these days. But there is one—the delightful Baby Blues—that kids can read and enjoy with their parents." —Virginia Parent News

"It's been a while since there has been a baby in Baby Blues, but here they go again. Darryl and Wanda, already the parents of two, are adding a third little one to the MacPherson household, and they somehow continue to stay good-humored about life amid the chaos of a household on the grow.

Never a Dry Moment is the latest collection of the phenomenally popular comic strip. In this latest collection, Zoe and Hammie watch in amazement as their mommy's pregnancy takes shape—literally. Zoe wonders if her mom's oversized belly truly is all baby or if it's also housing a whole box of pudding pops that seems to be missing. "That's a different bulge," says Wanda. "Check behind me." And Hammie and Zoe still want Wanda to play baseball with them, even if it is just to be the backstop.

Never a Dry Moment showcases Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman's uncanny ability to humorously tap the everyday joys and trials of parenting young children.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780740733048
Publication date: March 2, 2003

20. Dad to the Bone: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 16

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

"Well, on the day you were born, the nurses all gathered 'round. And they gazed in wide wonder, as my face hit the ground. The head nurse looked up, said, 'Leave this one prone.' She could tell right away that I was Dad to the bone."—Sing to the tune of George Thorogood's Bad to the Bone

If you read the job description in a want ad, you might think long and hard before responding. WANTED: A man willing to change diapers that could nuke the ozone, plop down on all fours and become a horsie at a moment's notice, arise from a deep sleep for an hour to calm nightmares, and part with a significant chunk of his hard-earned nest egg. There's only one explanation for why a man such as Baby Blues' Darryl MacPherson would accept such a challenge . . . because he's Dad to the Bone.

"Now, when I coach your teams, I go out of my mind! Every holler and scream means I'm proud that you're mine! As the years go by, pretty baby, can't believe how much you've grown! I wanna thank you for makin' me a Dad to the Bone!"

Of course, Baby Blues isn't only about fatherhood. This is a well-rounded family, with mom Wanda becoming more well-rounded every day as she heads into her third pregnancy. Over the years, creators Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman have perfected this family-centered strip that presents the joyful moments with the frustrating in a way that is hilarious and heartfelt without being syrupy sweet.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780740726705
Publication date: August 2, 2002

19. Unplugged : Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 15

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Usually the biggest struggles (and the biggest laughs) are over the smallest things, and nowhere is this truer than in households with kids.

Baby Blues Unplugged overflows with all of the familiar domestic discord and chaos that has made this venerable family comic strip such a phenomenal success. In one strip, Hammie makes skis out of hot wheel tracks and two hair scrunchies and careens down a mountain of couch cushions. Meanwhile, Zoe carefully deliberates whether she wants her bath with or without bubbles, finally telling her Dad, "How about a regular bath with bubbles on the side?" Baby Blues provides parents with a much-needed laugh as they battle the daily challenges of keeping pace with their kids.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780740723230
Publication date: March 1, 2002

18. Butt Naked Baby Blues: A Baby Blues Treasury

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Butt-Naked Baby Blues chronicles the never-ending mayhem of the McPherson household in living color. As usual, Darryl and Wanda have their hands full chasing, refereeing, and pleading with their adorable and hilariously true-to-life kids. Featuring the best of Lift and Separate, I Shouldn't Have to Scream More Than Once!, and Motherhood Is Not for Wimps, it also includes original gems and insight from the creators themselves.

Contains previously collected comics from Lift and Separate, I Shouldn't Have to Scream More Than Once! and Motherhood Is Not for Wimps. Organized by topic. One color or two black & white comics per page.

IBSN: 9780740718526
Publication date: August 24, 2001

17. Motherhood Is Not for Wimps: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 14

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Both folly and food are flying in Motherhood Is Not for Wimps, the collection of the immensely popular strip Baby Blues. The parents of young Zoe and Hamish uncover chicken nuggets in the dryer, bribe their children with Fudgsicles, referee a debate on which child got the bigger cookie, and learn that there is quite likely maple syrup in the VCR. And fun with food is just the start of the countless laughs and never-ending mayhem in this collection.

The charm and universal appeal of Baby Blues lies in its ability to humorously capture the everyday joys and trials of parenting young children. The strip helps moms and dads the world over laugh their way through the daily challenges of keeping up with their kids. Yet, you don't have to be a parent of small children to appreciate the humorous situations fictional parents Darryl and Wanda face in Motherhood Is Not for Wimps.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780740713934
Publication date: March 15, 2001

16. I Shouldn't Have to Scream More Than Once! : Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 13

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

In the early days of Baby Blues, Darryl and Wanda were surprised at the unexpected demands of parenting. Now, however, the nonstop antics of their lovably active kids, Zoe and Hamish, keep them hopping. Darryl and Wanda have accepted, and even learned to laugh at, the general upheaval of their lives.

In I Shouldn't Have to Scream More than Once!, the MacPhersons continue their quest to raise their two small children. One day, Zoe asserts she needs her mother to teach her how to jump rope—"It's a girl thing," she tells Darryl. Later, Wanda and Darryl are happy their son has gone to the potty himself, until Zoe queries, "Don't you want me to tell you where he went?" And Wanda resorts to feeding Hammie on the floor after Zoe spots him picking up old peas. At the MacPherson household, it's all fodder for fun that has a delightful edge of truth for parents the world over.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780740705571
Publication date: August 15, 2000

15. Lift and Separate: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 12

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Darryl and Wanda have the parenting thing down all right, but they still continue to be surprised by the delightfully devilish antics of their two live-wire children. From first steps to bedtime snacks, from shopping adventures to sibling rivalry, Zoe and Hamish keep their parents on the move and the rest of us in stitches.

Baby Blues chronicles the chaotic entertaining lives of the MacPherson clan as they chart a course through the everyday demands of family life. In a style that speaks to parents and nonparents alike, Baby Blues charms its followers with scenes of child-rearing mayhem and devotion. In Lift and Separate, Wanda and Darryl continue to confront the ever-changing challenges of raising two active youngsters.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780740704550
Publication date: March 1, 2000

14. Ten Years and Still in Diapers: A Baby Blues Treasury

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Over the years, fans have lovingly accompanied Darryl and Wanda MacPherson on their evolving journey as parents-and what a trip it's been! Filled with temper tantrums and tender affection, with flying food, potty training, and sibling rivalry, Baby Blues has become one of the most beloved family-oriented comic strips in the world.

When Zoe was first born, Darryl and Wanda stood back as their home was transformed by chaos. Just as the tyke was going mobile, Wanda found out she was pregnant again, and we watched as the family adapted to the demands of two kids. Now Zoe has matured into a big sister to baby Hamish-who's learning to walk and talk, in addition to rolling. The MacPhersons find their lives have become immeasurably richer, except in terms of actual income!

Baby Blues: Ten Years and Still in Diapers is a special treasury of the beloved strip, featuring Sundays in all their colorful glory. Countless Baby Blues fans can identify with the MacPhersons, who balance never-ending mayhem around toys and vegetable consumption with an undying love and quest to raise their little ones into healthy adults. Parents and nonparents alike have fallen head-over-heels for the sidesplitting, yet realistic, family humor that Baby Blues has consistently delivered to their homes.

Contains selected previously collected comics from Scrapbooks 1 to 11. One color or three black & white comics per page. Contains author comments.

IBSN: 9780740700088
Publication date: August 1, 1999

13. If I'm a Stay-at-Home Mom, Why Am I Always in the Car?: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 11

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Darryl and Wanda MacPherson have come a long way since little Zoe was born. Back then, they agonized over Wanda's transition from career woman to stay-at-home mom. They struggled with the great breast-feeding-in-public debate. They learned that mommy spit was the universal solvent and determined those all-important child-safe cuss words. These days, they're more mature, more experienced. With Zoe now playing the big sister to baby Hammie—who's started to walk—the MacPhersons are calm parental units.

Don't be too sure! In If I'm a Stay-At-Home Mom..., Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott show us the reality of Darryl and Wanda's world. Consider what the MacPhersons found out: one four-year-old voice is louder than 200 adult voices in a crowded restaurant; a flushing toilet and the word "Oops!" (heard together) produce more anxiety than any sounds in nature; and bribery is not only not wrong, it's totally necessary.

Kirkman and Scott perfectly illustrate the never-ending mayhem that surrounds everything from toys to vegetable consumption and the boundless love for the creature who just smeared lipstick on her baby brother. Parents and nonparents flock to Baby Blues because it expresses the genuine challenges in parenting with sidesplitting humor. Since it was launched in 1990, this strip has become the definitive voice for those who have abandoned clean homes, extra money, and sanity in order to raise their lovable little ones.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780836278453
Publication date: March 1, 1999

12. Threats, Bribes & Videotape: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 10

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

"Artist Kirkman and writer Scott obviously know about parenting. You can see it in every installment of the true-to-life strip they create." —Cartoon Opportunities

Life's not getting any simpler around the MacPherson household with Zoe starting preschool, Hammie approaching toddlerhood and parents Darryl and Wanda just trying to keep up. Since 1990, the daily comic strip Baby Blues has delighted readers with its fresh prospective on the nature of parenting, earning it 1995's Best Comic Strip Award from the National Cartoonists Society.

Scenes such as Zoe's disarmingly honest response to a complimentary stranger in the grocery store—"I think you have a really fat bottom"—strike an all-too-familiar chord with anyone who knows a child. And what parent wouldn't recognize the truth in the fact that it took only five seconds for Darryl and Wanda to move all of their valuable possessions (one framed photo) out of Hammie's growing reach?

Baby Blues creators Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott receive countless letters and e-mails from fans who describe their heartfelt connection to the MacPhersons. Like no other family-oriented comic strip, Baby Blues speaks to millions of people who, like the MacPhersons, experience both the tremendous joy and nagging frustration of being parents.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780836267501
Publication date: August 1, 1998

11. Check, Please…: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 9

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

"The antics of Zoe really prepared me for my own child, and I really enjoy every one of the Baby Blues books over and over as my child grows. When I feel that life is overwhelming with my baby, I read one of these books and suddenly it all comes into focus, because obviously other parents have gone through the same thing. I have purchased these books for other moms or moms-to-be that I know, and their great books for a baby shower." —A Baby Blues fan

Is it possible for the MacPherson kids to get any cuter? Zoe excitedly dipping water from the toilet to serve her daddy "tea." Hamish rolling efficiently across the floor instead of crawling. And Darryl and Wanda watching all their antics in worn-out wonder! Who hasn't experienced, or at least witnessed, that final humiliated plea for the check after a restaurant is turned into a war zone by active kids? Well, Darryl and Wanda are there now.

Since 1989, Baby Blues fans have witnessed the amusing transformation of the career-oriented MacPhersons into realistically warm and wild-eyed parents-from Wanda giving up her job to be a stay-at-home mom to Darryl fitting in daddy duty after demanding days at the office. As demonstrated over and over in Check, Please..., the MacPhersons are no different from many new parents, forced to make adjustments that have come fast and furious.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780836254235
Publication date: March 1, 1998

10. The Super-Absorbent Biodegradable, Family-Size Baby Blues: A Baby Blues Treasury

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

When little Zoe MacPherson was born, she was the darling of the comics page. The daily antics of her parents, Wanda and Darryl, struggling to learn the nuances of being a mom and dad struck millions as all-too-real and all-too-hilarious! As Zoe has grown into a toddler—and welcomed baby brother Hamish into the family—the MacPherson clan has become an even bigger part of our daily lives. Even people who aren't parents cherish Baby Blues for its amusing artwork and spirited stories.

The MacPhersons have entertained us with their calm approach to chaos for years. These two educated people attempt to apply logic and the wisdom of parenting manuals to the raising of their family, and then discover exhaustion bends all the rules. The strip captures real-life emotions, from the battle to get Zoe strapped into a car seat to trying to convince her that she's too old for her crib. Artist Rick Kirkman and writer Jerry Scott have recreated the family-strip genre with their warm and witty takes on child-rearing. In The Super-Absorbent, Biodegradable, Family-Size Baby Blues, the duo relives the stories behind their favorite strips, allowing their many fans a glimpse into their own frazzled worlds. In addition, they've selected from among material since the strip began.

This Baby Blues treasury is a must-have for Baby Blues fans everywhere, many of whom love the MacPhersons as if they were favorite members of their own dear families.

Contains selected previously collected comics from Scrapbooks 1 to 8. Organized into chapters by theme. Color.

IBSN: 9780836236576
Publication date: September 1, 1997

9. One More and We're Outnumbered!: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 8

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Their life is hectic, filled with terrible twos, teething, and temper tantrums . . . but Darryl and Wanda wouldn't have it any other way!

Since 1990, the MacPhersons have staked their engaging claim on the comics page with their realistically wild-eyed and worn-down reaction to parenting. We watched as Wanda gave up her job to be a stay-at-home mom, wondered how the couple would handle countless sleepless nights, and laughed when they unexpectedly found themselves expecting. Now, as Zoe grows into a walking, talking toddler and newborn Hamish learns how to roll over, the couple's pride, joy, and exhaustion reaches even greater heights.

Winners of the National Cartoonists Society's Best Comic Strip of the Year for 1995, Baby Blues creators Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott continue to entertain readers around the worlds. "If there's one service that we provide, it's to let parents know that they're not alone," says Kirkman. "I think it's comforting for readers to know that no matter how unmanageable life can get for them, Darryl and Wanda probably have it worse," adds Scott.

One More and We're Outnumbered! follows parenthood classics such as I saw Elvis in My Ultrasound, Guess Who Didn't Take a Nap? and I Thought Labor Ended When the Baby Was Born. Through them all, endearing illustrations and dead-on dialogue provoke laughs of recognition and keep fans clamoring for more.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780836226928
Publication date: March 1, 1997

8. I Saw Elvis in My Ultrasound: Baby Blues Scrapbook Number 7

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

"Let's name the baby Lexus! It's gender-neutral. . . . It's unique. . . . Plus, people will be really impressed! 'There go the MacPhersons,' they'll say, 'they have a Lexus!'"

When Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman put their heads together, comedy springs forth like a baby out of bath water. This cartooning duo delights readers with I Saw Elvis in My Ultrasound.

I Saw Elvis... documents the day-to-day challenges Wanda and Darryl MacPherson face as they juggle the demands of raising adorable Zoe with getting ready for Bundle of Joy No. 2. The older, and somewhat wiser couple think they've got this kid business under control, only to find a whole new set of parenting problems on their hands.

Potty-training becomes "potty pleading," Wanda concludes that she's not just pregnant, she's "abdominally challenged," and Darryl admits that what he really sees in the ultrasound screen is . . . Elvis.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780836221305
Publication date: September 1, 1996

7. We Are Not Alone: Random Thoughts on Parenting and Kids

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Darryl and Wanda MacPherson, the struggling parents from the popular syndicated comic strip Baby Blues, share their insights into that scary venture: parenthood! Part of the Little Books series.

Gift book, 80 pages.

IBSN: 9780836213256
Publication date: May 1, 1996

6. Night of the Living Dad: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 6

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

"Baby Blues us one of the truest and funniest accounts of raising a baby every to grace the comics page." —Lynn Johnston, creator of For Better or For Worse

Now that Wanda and Darryl are pregnant again, the doting parents will be getting the baby clothes out of the attic, preparing Zoe to be a big sister, and just trying to cope with it all!

In this installment from Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott, the MacPhersons deliver humor at its family-oriented best. Juggling the demands of job, home, and a baby on the way, the fatigued Wanda and Darryl have the added challenge of Zoe as she becomes a mobile toddler. She walks, she talks, and she's obsessed with the Whistling Monkey Cowboy Band!

Like the millions of new parents who have embraced this engaging strip, the MacPhersons have found parenthood both fulfilling and frustrating. Exhausted parents everywhere are enthralled with this on-the-go couple who manage their careers and child-rearing. Mothers love Baby Blues because they know all too well how Wanda's days have changed, from career woman to Mom, especially as she prepares to add another bundle of joy to the MacPhersons' already busy household. Dads nod in recognition as Darryl tries to help out and hold down a demanding job. Everyone cherishes little Zoe for making adorable even the most exasperating childhood antics.

Artist Kirkman and writer Scott obviously know about parenting. You can see it in every installment of the clever, true-to-life strip they create, from accidentally losing Zoe at the mall, to listening in on baby monitors with crossed signals.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780836213102
Publication date: March 1, 1996

5. We Are Experiencing Parental Difficulties… Please Stand By: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 5

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Now that baby Zoe is a full-fledged mobile toddler, everyone can sit back and heave a big sigh of AAAAACCCH! The indefatigable MacPhersons are bringing up baby in a wild-eyed, yet true to life.

Darryl and Wanda, a typical stretched-to-the-limit couple, struggled with the demands and joys of first-time parenthood in classics such as Guess Who Didn't Take a Nap? and I Thought Labor Ended When the Baby Was Born. The MacPhersons found parenthood more rewarding and frustrating than they ever expected. Through it all they adapted to this new addition to their lives with aplomb and severe exhaustion.

We Are Experiencing Parental Difficulties...Please Stand By is a Baby Blues collection from creators Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott. In the pair's lovingly realistic way, the book captures the continuing challenges Darryl and Wanda face as Zoe begins to walk, talk, and take over the remote control. It's a natural growing-up progression that Baby Blues fans have watched with rapt interest.

Mothers love the strip because they can relate to Wanda's continued surprise at how her days have changed, from career woman to Mom, especially as she faces the prospects of adding another bundle of joy to the MacPhersons' already busy household. Dads laugh knowingly as Darryl tries to help out and hold down a demanding job. Everyone cherishes the little Zoe for making childhood antics (even the obnoxious ones) so adorable.

Artist Kirkman and writer Scott obviously know about parenting-you can see it in every strip they produce. In this book, they provide another delicious view of life's most precious mixed blessing.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780836217810
Publication date: March 1, 1995

4. I Thought Labor Ended When the Baby Was Born: Baby Blues Scrapbook No. 4

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

"Anyone with children, or anyone who even likes being around children, will find something to laugh about in Baby Blues." —Blade Citizen, Oceanside, CA

Who can resist adorably wide-eyed Zoe MacPherson? Certainly not her parents, Wanda and Darryl, a mid-thirties career couple who've become mommy and daddy. But, like the millions of parents who flock to this engaging comic strip, the MacPhersons also find parenthood more rewarding-and frustrating-than they'd expected. Each day of this incisive and entertaining comic series, millions empathize with them as they face the joys and demands of parenting.

I Thought Labor Ended When the Baby Was Born is a heartwarming collection from Baby Blues creators Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott. Developed in 1990 after Kirkman became a neophyte dad, Baby Blues appeals to anyone who's witnessed the eye-opening experiences only a baby can bring. Moms, for example, relate to Wanda, a former midlevel career woman who now stays home full-time to care for the mostly adorable Zoe. Dads connect with rattled-but-determined Darryl, as he still staggers off to an office each day despite mind-boggling changes life has wrought at home. Together, Mom and Dad juggle and struggle to decipher their new relationship, wondering where romance fits in, whether they're "parentnoid," and how they're affecting their daughter.

Artist Rick Kirkman and writer Jerry Scott know about parenting and provide a hilarious, yet true-to-life, view of this mixed blessing.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780836217445
Publication date: March 1, 1994

3. Guess Who Didn't Take a Nap: A Baby Blues Collection

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Born January 7, 1990, Baby Blues has captured the hearts of readers everywhere. It chronicles the lives of Wanda and Darryl—mid-thirties, college-educated first-time parents—and newborn Zoe. Their true-to-life experiences reveal the humor in the trials and triumphs of parenthood.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780836217155
Publication date: March 1, 1993

2. She Started It: A Baby Blues Cartoon Collection

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

Fans can follow the exploits of Darryl and Wanda as they confront the daily dilemmas—and miracles—of being first-time parents in this most recent Baby Blues collection.

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780809232666
Publication date: March 1, 1992

1. Baby Blues: This Is Going to Be Harder Than We Thought

by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott

"Keep this cartoon book with Dr. Spock and all the other baby-care tomes.... You'll like the whole book." —Booklist

Contains about nine months of previously uncollected comics. All black & white.

IBSN: 9780809239962
Publication date: April 22, 1991