Return of the Snow Block

Last year, Barnes & Noble had an exclusive book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas, reprinting the original adaptation of the TV special, with a “snow block” – basically, a rectangular snow globe. (In fact, that edition is still available.)

This November, they have another newSnow Block Charlie Brown Christmas edition, again packaged with a snow block. Possibly the same snow block; all we have is the text description. But the book this time is described as a hardcover with a jacket, which would not properly describe the prior one. And the cover they’re displaying here has the Schulz drawing from the 1965 adaptation, which was not used as the cover last time. And the price is lower.

You know, some day I will look back on my life and realize that I could’ve owned an actual new car, but instead I have umpteen book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas. And perhaps I will smile.

Upcoming releases
Born to Draw Comics cover

So now we have a cover for Born to Draw Comics, a September-shipping book on “Charles Schulz and the creation of Peanuts”. The book’s descriptor says that this is a “mixed-panel format picture book biography”, which leads me to think that it’s mostly but not completely in the comics form. If …

Upcoming releases
Upcoming stuff coming up

For the bargain-minded Peanuts fans, coming up in August we have a discount bundle. Peanuts Ready-to-Read Value Pack includes these kids storybooks: Time for School, Charlie Brown Make a Trade, Charlie Brown! Lucy Knows Best Linus Gets Glasses Snoopy and Woodstock Snoopy, First Beagle on the Moon! And did we …

Upcoming releases
More upcoming Peanuts books are coming up

Coming up for you Peanuts-reading fans are these volumes: Gobble Up, Snoopy! (a storybook, art by Scott Jeralds, September) Christmas is Here! (a storybook, art by Robert Pope, September) Snoopy’s Snow Day! (a board book, September, described in the listing as “giftable”) Charlie Brown: All Tied Up (volume 13 in the AMP …