Doctor Who Do You Think You Are, Charlie Brown?

AAUGH Blog Reader Todd alerts us to some Peanuts references in an unexpected volume. Now We Are Six Hundred, with it’s A.A. Milne-reference title, is a collection of James Goss’s poems inspired by that central inspiration of all great poetry, Doctor Who. The Peanuts-related material is not within the poems themselves, where you will find the Doctor’s robot dog sidekick K-9 asleep on top of a doghouse and the Doctor himself (the fourth Doctor, for those in the know) dangling from a kite-eating tree. Now, the Peanutsing up of the material may seem a little odd at first, but it makes a little more sense when you know who illustrated: Russell T. Davies, who many the Doctor Who fan will know as the show runner who revived the series to great acclaim, and who obsessive Peanuts book folks (and you don’t know anyone like that, do you?) will know as the guy who wrote the introduction to the UK edition of The Complete Peanuts volume 5, 1959-1960, replacing the Whoopi Goldberg introduction that appeared in the original US edition.

New releases
Boogie Down, Snoopy!

The choice to focus on disco Snoopy for the cover, title, and back cover strip of Snoopy: Boogie Down!, the 11th in the Andrew McMeel Peanuts For Kids series of strip reprints, is an interesting one. On one hand, it’s a non-generic image, and that’s good. On the other hand, …

New releases
New Hallmark boardish books

I received the Hallmark Christmas catalog mailer the other day, and while there were new books in there, and Peanuts items, there were no new Peanuts books. But I try to be not so concerned, because I recall that being the case in the past, and they still ended up …

Now shipping
A little harder to find this Look And Find

The PI Kids line exists, I assume, solely to frustrate and befuddle me. They have out, apparently, what is announced on Amazon as Peanuts – Best Friends Look and Find Book and Cuddly Snoopy Plush. Only You cannot expect to get it through Amazon. Amazon says it will take months …