I think Snoopy has a cold; his head looks stuffed up

I got the AAUGH.com Reference Library copy of Hugs for Snoopy – really, I got two copies, because sometimes I forget that I preordered something, and preorder it again. It doesn’t happen very often, thank goodness. I really don’t need two of these for reference; they are particularly hard to shelve, because the stuffed head on the front isn’t exactly good for stacking next to other books.

This is a board book has Snoopy sharing hugs with various characters on five two-page spreads (or if you have two copies, ten spreads.) Really, the cover is the highlight. It looks like Snoopy was having his picture taken in one of those pose-here locations where you stick your head through a hole in a painted picture to make it look like you’re the painted character… and it’s a picture of himself.

Hey, if you saw one of those with a picture of you, you’d have your picture taken, right?

Classic finds
That Ketcham/Schulz Golf Journal cover

I get emails from time to time which boil down to “can you tell your readers about my eBay auction of Peanuts stuff”, and it is my policy to ignore them. I’m making an exception in this case for a very specific reason. When I posted a couple years ago …

New releases
A whole lotta Linus going on?

I’ve now received Peanuts Vol. 9, the latest (but not the last) in the books collecting the KaBOOM! Peanuts comic book stories. The cover… well, I really like many of the KaBOOM! covers as art pieces. This one, which stylistically matches previous covers with other characters, is an interesting Linus piece. But …

New releases
A one-hour book

I finally picked up my copy of Peanuts 5-Minute Stories, an anthology of a dozen previously-published stories for children. Some of them are culled from the square storybooks that Simon Spotlight has been issuing, others from board books. All of them had to be re laid out to some degree to …