Peanuts books have won a number of awards over the years; I was there when a Complete Peanuts volume got comicdom’s coveted Eisner Award. Well, they racked up another win this week at the Independent Book Publishers Association’s Ben Franklin Awards. The Gold Award in the category of Coffee Table Books went to a Peanuts book.

Which one?

This one.

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The Snoopy Treasures, written by Nat Gertler.

I’ve been singing happy songs and dancing silly moves for hours now.

Of course, all praise must at least be shared with the design and editorial team (Rosebud Eustice, Delia Greve, Donna Metcalf, Tom Miller), who took my prose and handful of images and rounded it out into a colorful tome with removable thingies!

–Nat, award-winning author