Wow, this is late

I jus discovered that somehow I let the new book adaptation of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown slip by without announcement. This isn’t the one that’s part of the line of kiddie books. Instead, this is a miniature hardcover, a la last year’s A Charlie Brown Christmas adaptation. Well, it’s kind of late to pick this up before Halloween, but it is the right size (if somewhat incongruous) to use as a stocking stuffer. It covers the classic animated special in about 128 pages of text and art. They make some interesting decisions, such as going 10 full pages (admittedly, short ones) without any pictures. And changingtext fonts, sometimes for a reasonable effect, sometimes for no particular reason. But then, this really isn’t something to be read, it’s a cute little object to be owned, if you like that kind of thing. Don’t believe what the cover image that you see on the ordering page, the real cover is the one pictured here. The book has a built-in bookmark, with a metal pumpkin dangling from it.

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Review: Good Grief, Charlie Brown

So life has been full, and even after I got around to ordering Good Grief, Charlie Brown: Celebrating Snoopy and the Enduring Power of Peanuts, and even after it arrived slowly from England, I let it sit around for over a month before finally getting around to giving it a good …

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The Charlie Brown Christmas that slipped by me

So there I was, burning off some time in the mall waiting for my daughter’s movie to let out, so hey, I head into the Hallmark, figure I’ll look at some of the Peanuts stuff that I’m not going to buy (one thing about focusing on books is that it …

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“Mad Libs” now sounds like the title of a Fox News commentary show

Digging through the pile of detritus that accumulates around my workspace, I just found an unopened Amazon envelope that had been there for a while. Inside? A copy of Snoopy Mad Libs, the second Peanuts volume for this classic word game, where someone lists specific sorts of words and a friend …