Snoopy Mad Libs

Do you ever get the feeling that your libs are just too sedate, and that you need something wilder in your life? If so, you’re both confused and in luck, because coming next February is Snoopy Mad Libs, a Peanutsed-up version of the word game where you create a silly story simply by being able to identify and provide words from various grammatical categories. (Noun! Verb! Adjective! Adverb! Adnoun! Gerund! Hypothalamic!) This raucous family game, which combines the thrills of linguistic categorization with the joys of filling out forms, is suitable for anyone between the ages of whenever-one-starts-finding-adding-the-word-“booger”-to-things-inappopriately-to-be-funny and whenever-it-stops-being-funny (I’ll let you know when I get there.)

The volume is available for preorder, so VERB it now!

Upcoming releases
Peanuts and American Culture

Coming next May is the book Peanuts and American Culture,.Looking at Peanuts  in the context of it’s “Cold War roots, this collection of new essays explores existentialism, the reshaping of the nuclear family, the Civil Rights Movement, 1960s counterculture, feminism, psychiatry and fear of the bomb. Chapters focus on the …

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 …