Because Itty rhymes with Bitty, you see.

So I got my itty bittys Peanuts Easter Beagle Stuffed Animal and Storybook Set from Hallmark. And yes, as you see here, the itty bittys tag does keep Snoopy’s arm (well, leg… well, no, itty bittys don’t have legs) propped up. The storybook is an adaptation of the TV special… but it’s also in standard itty bittys format, which means it rhymes. Yes, someone got to convert It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown storyline to verse, although writer Carolina Fernandez does lose half a grade in my book for rhyming “right” with “alright.” Other than that, it’s exactly what it should be. If you want to see the TV special reinterpreted through the itty bittys lens, then Fernandez and artist Rich La Pierre did a fine job. And for about $20, you can find out for yourself. I think this would actually be lightly amusing if a kid read this without having experienced Peanuts, although some bits of it may confuse slightly. Still, watching the DVD of the TV special would amuse more.

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 …

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Peanuts for the Soul – review

The hardcover strip collection Peanuts for the Soul is published in the UK, but there are copies available in the US (although Amazon is for some reason listing the title as The Comfort of Blankets.) This is an undersized hardcover collecting the more philosophical strips, with each strip (whether a full …

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Review: The Comics of Charles Schulz

Hey, folks – I’m doing pretty much the same review both here in the blog and on the podcast, although I’ll be winging it a bit in the audio recording. So choose which medium you prefer. Someone once told me that a certain person of import on the Peanuts world …