AAUGH.com news: Charlie Brown goes back to school

* BACK TO SCHOOL PREORDERS ALREADY

* MORE PEANUTS GHOST BOOKS, ALAS

* ANOTHER LOOK AT THE BRAILLE BOOK

* A PLACE FOR YOUR PEANUTS TOYS

BACK TO SCHOOL PREORDERS ALREADY

Here it is with kids still on winter break, but you can
already preorder IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL, CHARLIE BROWN, the
last book in Ballantine’s series reprinting the final
5 years of the strip. The book won’t ship until July,
but if you order it now you won’t have to worry about
it later (and you won’t be billed until the book
ships.)

http://AAUGH.com/go.htm?0345452836

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MORE PEANUTS GHOST BOOKS, ALAS

From time to time, books are announced in some form but
never released, and their listings stay in the catalogs
of online bookstores. This has happened previously with
such Peanuts books as PEPPERMINT PATTY AND MARCIE and
CAPS DON’T WIN BALL GAMES, MARCIE, both of which were
intended for a no-longer existent line of books, but
they keep appearing in online listings with updated
release dates. Unfortunately, two more announced books
are now showing signs of being “ghost books”: MY SWEET
BABBOO: PEANUTS ON LOVE and OH FRIENDS OF FRIENDS: PEANUTS
ON FRIENDSHIP, a pair of mini gift books. I really
thought that we’d see these books, since we saw
the covers for them, but their release date has passed,
changed, and passed again without any sign of them
existing. These are phantoms in the system.

If you have an open order that includes either of these
books, you should cancel those books so that the rest
of the order isn’t being held, waiting for these to
arrive.

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A PLACE FOR YOUR PEANUTS TOYS

The latest piece of Peanuts furniture for your kid’s
room: A Baby Snoopy toy box! Check it out at:

http://AAUGH.com/go.htm?B000067PXN

(And hey, if you’re thinking of getting some of those
Peaunts baby room products that are listed at
http://AAUGH.com/ptoys.htm , here’s a special deal:
order at least $99 worth of items — either from the list
or other baby items once you click through, they
don’t have to be Snoopy items — then enter the coupon
code WNTRBABYSAVE during checkout and you’ll save $10.
Offer expires Feburary 2nd.)

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ANOTHER LOOK AT THE BRAILLE BOOK

Possibly the keenest book in the AAUGH.com reference library
is the Braille edition of SECURITY IS A THUMB AND A BLANKET,
which includes raised pictures in addition to the text. I’ve
talked about this book (and Braille editions of other books
in the series) several time in the newsletter, but I’m not
sure that my descriptions do it justice. So here are links
to a couple of photos of the book:

A text page:

http://AAUGH.com/archive/Braille1.jpg

A picture page:

http://AAUGH.com/archive/Braille2.jpg

Keen, eh?

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Well, that’s the last newsletter of aught-two. See you all
next year!

–Nat

proprietor, http://AAUGH.com

nat@AAUGH.com

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