Look and Find Snoopy

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Look And Find Snoopy. (It’s not that hard, he’s near the middle of the cover. Look carefully!)

The folks at Publications International, Ltd., seem to be less interested in serving the bookstore market and more interested in selling big piles of books to big box stores and supermarkets than to be selling onesy-twosy to bookstores. Perhaps this is why Look and Find: Snoopy, which was released in March, is currently on back order at Amazon, and not even the sort of quick “we’ll get a copy for you as soon as we can nip off to the distributor and pick one up” extra week or two that is common with books that they don’t have on hand. (I’m just glad I noticed it when they did have one on hand.) This is the third Peanuts book that the Look And Find line has put out, following up ones on the Great Pumpkin and A Charlie Brown Christmas (both of which are in stock as I type this.) This has 8 two-page spreads, busy images featuring the Peanuts characters, with a set of items that you’re supposed to locate. My almost-4 year old was enjoying the hunt; my 8 year old was only interested if she could do it at the same time he was trying to and beat him at it.

There are 44 Beagle Scouts in the camping picture. That’s a large troop!

 

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