- Peppermint Patty Goes to Camp – alas, it’s unlikely that this storybook aimed at 5-7 year olds will be doing the story where Peppermint Patty went to a camp where they were preaching the impending apocalypse.
- Snoopy levanta el vuelo is the Spanish translation of the recent storybook Snoopy Takes Off.
For those of you in the greater Los Angeles area, I will be appearing at Art Night Pasadena this coming Friday, October 9. Art Night is a pretty cool deal, with all kinds of performances and display taking place around the town. I’ll be at the Pasadena Library, 6 PM to 10 PM, selling books (both things I wrote and things I’m publisher of), answering questions, chatting, maybe doing a little dance when no one is looking. If I don’t forget, I’ll even have a copy of The Snoopy Treasures along with me; I won’t be able to sell it, but you can get a sneak preview weeks before the book is released!
More info can be had at www.artnightpasadena.org
Now available for pre-order is volume 5 of the paperback edition of The Complete Peanuts. This volume covers the years 1959 and 1960, and features an introduction by Whoopi Goldberg.
I’m back from the post office with my first two books of A Charlie Brown Christmas postage stamps. And yes, they count as books, or at least pamphlets; they’re designed to be folded down (you peel off the thin stickers that have the copyright information that’s between the blocks of stamps.) I do have more of these on the way, as I ordered some from the postal service by mail. And maybe I’ll even get more. They are “forever” stamps, after all (although “A Charlie Brown Christmas Forever Stamps” doesn’t sound quite as cool as when that descriptor was applied to a recent set of Batman stamps, as it made it sound like a set of stamps about Batman Forever, the little-loved film with Val Kilmer as the Caped Crusader) and can supposedly be used for first-class domestic postage for centuries to come. However, most of them are Christmas themed, and I don’t have that much need for Christmas stamps even around Christmas, much less the rest of the year. Still, a couple of the ten are non-holiday winter themed, showing skating and snow man building. One of them is just good mailing-themed, showing a kid digging into a mailbox. And they’re all Peanuts themed, and that’s a good thing. The book has 20 stamps, two each of 10 designs, and sells for $9.80.