British recycling

The folks at Ravette are planning more recycled volumes for later this year. August brings two more of the Snoopy 2-in-1 collections, which each reprint two of the Snoopy Stars/Snoopy Features volumes. However, I don’t yet know which titles these two reprint.

They’re also offering up a UK edition of the collection of 1996 strips The World According to Lucy.

More exciting is their September line of Peanuts gift books, which are reprints of some of the fine old original Determined Production titles (and, judging by the page counts, these are reprints of the original versions rather than the later expanded-with-new-but-lesser-art versions):

I will be interested to see if they take their source from the American versions, or if they preserve the alterations from the previous UK editions, like the one you can see in the Museum of Odd Peanuts Books.

Animated Peanuts
It’s the Pop-up Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

In a few days, Hallmark is releasing another book adaptation of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. This is one of the times that they try to give you a surprise of one pop-up in a book that’s not advertised as a pop-up… but, since it credits pop-up artist Brian …

Upcoming releases
Space Snoopy Happy Meals are coming

Judging by this graphic on HappyMeal.com, it looks like we’ll be getting the NASA Snoopy Happy Meals later this month… and word has it that the US version will have the two books that were already released in Britain. Choose the apple slices. It’s healthier.

Animated Peanuts
I see it as a very expensive book with lots of extras

Coming in October is the book¬†Happy Holidays, Charlie Brown. Now, I’m not sure exactly what is inside this book – could there be an adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas somewhere in there, given that the words A Special Peanuts Holiday Collection appear on the cover? – but I do …