Finally, a book about The Peanuts Gang!

The Peanuts Gang: Going on a Hike, available now!

Yes, I sacrifice much for you, my dear AAUGH Blog readers! I actually ordered myself a copy of the book on this bold new Peanuts Gang, finally finding a replacement for those characters from the last century! No more Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty. Now, The Peanuts Gang (and it’s italicized, always italicized) is twin sisters Fiona and Maggie and their cousin Beanie. They go on a little journey, and each takes a special object – a magic wand, a sword, a lightsaber, and their journey gives them an opportunity to use it. Who needs a World War I Flying Ace when they have that?

Look, I’m not really going to review some former schoolteacher’s self-published labor of love. I hope it finds enough of a home to make author Rosemary Inguagiato happy. But if any one of you is thinking about self-publishing a title, well, more power to you… but ask someone, almost anyone, whether they’ve heard of the title first. Or try the Google; I hear it’s popular.

New releases
Linus or not, here it comes!

Now shipping is I’m Not Your Sweet Babboo!, the latest in the series that was originally part of “AMP Comics for Kids”, but has shorn that group name; the Amazon listing refers to it as part of “Peanuts Kids”, which you’ll find nowhere on the cover but is somewhere on a …

New releases
The mystery of Woodstock’s birth

When I  wrote The Snoopy Treasures, I risked wading one of our times hottest controversies: the origin of Woodstock. Now, when Woodstock appeared is a little tricky, because he wasn’t given that name for years, and there has more than one Woodstock-like bird at various times. But there was a standard …

New releases
Be Kind, Be Brave, Be You beview… er, review

On the market as of last week is Be Kind, Be Brave, Be You, a board book which is made up of three upbeat-positivity-type poems by Elizabeth Dennis Barton, with Peanuts illustrations by Scott Jerald. I actually found this one reasonably charming – I could see reading this to my kids …