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
A Sunny Day coming in December?

The last month of the year will bring Woodstock’s Sunny Day, a board-shaped bird book… excuse me, bird-shaped board book… written by Patty Michaels and drawn by Vicki Scott. “It’s a beautiful Spring day, and Woodstock doesn’t want to just hang around Snoopy’s doghouse. He convinces his best friend that they …

General
An unexpected Snoopy sighting

So I’m sitting here in pain from wiping out on my bicycle today, looking for some comfort viewing on TV. I start streaming Cybill, the 1990s sitcom created by Chuck Lorre as a vehicle for Cybill Shepherd. In episode 2, Cybill-the-character is sitting with her ex-husband talking about their impending grandparenthood, …

Upcoming releases
Back the new Peanuts on Parade Kickstarter, attempt 2

As those who memorize the blog or the podcast know, William Johnson has spent years gathering materials for a pair of books depicting all of the decorated statues of Peanuts characters that were generated during the annual events in St Paul and Santa Rosa. Not so long ago, he had …