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The official Simpsons Comics are pretty awful. With dull, complicated and obtuse storylines, a scarcity of jokes and clearly little to no input by the show's writers, its quite hard to see how they could appeal to adults or children, to be honest.
Thankfully, 'Bart Simpson's Guide to Life' manages to retain much of the original show's humour, and is colourful, light-hearted, consistently mischievous and easy to read. Basically offering Bart's world philosophy, the book presents Bart's attitudes and opinions on a number of topics including school, food, work and money, art, science, culture, parents, law and order, religion, animals and psychology, with a style of humour that will appeal to adults and children alike.
The book is full of amusing lists, speech bubbles and colourful diagrams, including 'last minute science experiments', 'how to drive your parents nuts', an exhaustive dissection of the common Donut, humourous advice on how to cheat in class tests and an extensive guide to B movie monsters. The book accurately portrays the various endearing and amusing characters from the TV show, and is broken down into one and two-page segments, making it great as a travel book for keeping the kids quiet on a lengthy car journey or for filling in a spare ten minutes here and there. A suprisingly entertaining little companion book.