AAUGH.com: Last chance for gifts

* STILL TIME FOR GIFTS

* TAKE A LOOK AT JAPANESE BOOKS

* AAUGH.COM LIBRARY COMPLETES A SET

STILL TIME FOR GIFTS

As Christmas approaches, I’d like to point out that there
is still time to order gifts for delivery in time for the
holiday. So head on over to http://AAUGH.com and click
on the items you want. The item description page will
tell you if that item can reach U.S. addresses by December
24th. (Head over now, though — time is running out!)

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TAKE A LOOK AT JAPANESE BOOKS

I just discovered that Amazon.co.jp has some of their
ordering instructions available in English. Unfortunately,
their order form is still built specifically for Japanese
names and addresses. But hey, if you want to take a look
at some of the interesting Peanuts books on their site,
here are pictures of some of the more unusual titles I’ve
found. (I wonder what these books contain?)

SNOOPY: AMERICAN SWEETS

http://images-jp.amazon.com/images/P/4048535676.09.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

SITTING TOGETHER, EATING TOGETHER

http://images-jp.amazon.com/images/P/4048535242.09.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

PEANUTS KEY WORDS

http://images-jp.amazon.com/images/P/4022576715.09.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

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AAUGH.COM LIBRARY COMPLETES A SET

Just in time for the holidays, I’ve completed my set of
British Snoopy Christmas ornament books. These books are
about 3 inches wide and four inches high, with 16 pages
of story printed on heavy cardboard, like a child’s board
book. Each book has a loop on the top of the spine, so you
can hang it as an ornament (although they are fairly bulky
for ornaments, so it comes as little surprise that one
of my books has parted from its loops.)

Each book has a story written by Gordon Volke, who is the
main Peanuts story author in the UK. The art on these
is Schulz characters reworked and rearranged by LoBianco
Studios, presumably the same LoBiancos who have been
working on U.S. Peanuts kiddie books lately.

There are four books in the set, all released in 1991:

1. No Home For Christmas (story: there’s no good place
to put Woodstock’s nest)

2. Desert Christmas (even with Snoopy visiting, Spike
has trouble feeling Christmassy)

3. Pantomime Puppets (Charlie Brown gets puppets for
Christmas, and everyone helps Snoopy put on a show
using them. They actually use the psychiatrist booth
as the stage!)

4. Saves The Day (the sun melts the snow, causing
a flooding problem. Can Snoopy save the day? Well,
he’d better, or the book will have been mistitled!)

As with most Peanuts storybooks not based on strips,
the joy of the strip doesn’t really come through. But
they are interesting decorations, and how often do
people actually stop and read your Christmas tree?

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Well, that’s the last newsletter before Christmas, possibly
the last of 2002. May you all be happy and 2003 be filled
with peace, joy, and lots of Peanuts books!

–Nat, nat@aaugh.com

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http://AAUGH.com

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