It’s Happiness time again

Happiness is a Warm Puppy, the classic Peanuts gift book, seems to resurface fairly regularly.  Coming around Christmastime – in fact, listed as shipping the day before Christmas, and thus to late to actually get it by Christmas – is an edition from yet another publisher. This time, it’s coming out as part of the Penguin Workshop brand… this is an imprint intended specifically for those 12 and under. Certainly, the book was not specifically targeted at that age range; like Peanuts itself, it was something that would be readable by them but more fully grasped by more mature folk. But if the kids want to read it, there ain’t nothin’ wrong with that. It will be available as both a physical book and an e-book.

The same publisher is simultaneously rereleasing another volume in that gift book series, Love is Walking Hand in Hand.

Upcoming releases
Sparky & Spike

Now here’s an odd and potentially delightful one – a children’s storybook based on the early life of Schulz and his dog. Sparky & Spike: Charles Schulz and the Wildest, Smartest Dog Ever is scheduled to come out on my birthday next year (and, of course, preorderable now at the link.) …

Upcoming releases
I almost need my security blanket

I coulda swore that I saw this book listed earlier, but then the listing disappeared, and I wondered if it was all an illusion. But it’s back now! Coming next August is a collection from the Boom! Peanuts comics, this one focused on the middle Van Pelt child, Linus! No details …

Upcoming releases
A cover, and a mystery

Seen here is what I think is a nice, grabbing cover for the paperback edition that Amazon is currently listing as (and I swear this is true now, even if it’s no longer true by the time you check) The Complete Peanuts 1971-1972 (Vol. 11) (1) (Vol. 11) (The Complete Peanuts). …