Happiness Is… an old cover design

It looks as though the upcoming Cider Mill Press rereleases of the old Determined Productions saying-and-picture books will sport the original cover designs as well. While some of these covers speak to the era when they were designed, that’s not a bad thing; the odds are good that a lot of people buying these books read a copy of the original editions and remember them fondly.



Now shipping: A Peanuts Valentine, a novelty storybook with envelopes to open and interesting valentines to take out.

So if you’re wondering what to buy that Amazon gift certificate you got as a present, hey, Peanuts books! (Or maybe a discount psuedo-Segway, a Grammy-nominated tribute album of the songs of TV’s Mister Rogers or a box of stink bombs with free itching powder!)

Happy 2006, everyone!

Upcoming releases
Reprints… exciting and new!

The wavy lines on the cover of the upcoming rerelease of the classic Peanuts gift book Security is a Thumb and a Blanket make me think of the ocean. Which then makes me see the circular logo space as a porthole. Which, in turn, makes me view the entire cover as …

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The writer of BE MORE CHARLIE BROWN is…

…it’s me. I’m writing Be More Charlie Brown, the follow-up to Be More Snoopy, which I also wrote. I doubt many of you are surprised. I’m sorry that I had to be circumspect earlier, but as the author name was not part of the metadata that the publisher had issued …

Upcoming releases
Be More Charlie Brown

DK Publishing, the publishers of my book Be More Snoopy, have announced a May release for another book in their popular Be More… series, Be More Charlie Brown. The volume is described thusly: A humorous and thoughtful pocket-size guide to living life your own way, inspired by Charlie Brown, the most philosophical member …