Nothing better to do than post more Japanese Peanuts books

New releases

Back to venturing through Japanese Peanuts publications, relying on my complete inability to read Japanese and my lack of experience with their culture. For example, I am very unsure what the Snoopy 3Way Book is. I suspect it is far more innocent than a US publication with “threeway” in the title would be.

The title Snoopy My Book makes “Snoopy” sound like a verb to me, but the cover is nice.Lest all the characters-as-iconography examples suggest otherwise, Japan does offer actual strip collections, such as these decade-based examples both in black-and-white and in color

 

…as well as books that take the history of Peanuts at least reasonably seriously, like this A to Z guide to Peanuts. (I like that one of the entries depicted at the Japanese Amazon page for this book shows the entry for “Kodak”, covering the use of Peanuts in The Brownie Book of Picture-Taking, a particular favorite of mine.)And hey, if you want something that you can click through on to get to the US Amazon, it looks like they actually have some of the interactive-kids-book-and-a-stuffed-Snoopy box set Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown! in stock!

 

 

 

 

New releases
Choo-choo Charlie

I am not going to buy this. Even though it is, technically, a Peanuts strip reprint. Even though it says AAUGH! on the top. I am not, am not, am not going to buy it. I just gotta keep telling myself that. Share this:

New releases
Review: Be a Good Sport, Charlie Brown

Be a Good Sport, Charlie Brown, a recently released children’s storybook, tells the tale of Charlie Brown not being a good sport, in that as the manager of his baseball team, he yells at his players. But then he decides to be nice, and the team all likes him better. …

Classic finds
The Czechs came in the mail (yes, yes, every joke about Czech is how it sounds like “check”. The world is that simple.)

The books I ordered from the Czech Republic arrived yesterday. They took two months to get here, but that’s fine – shipping that isn’t slow isn’t cheap. These books are 2007-2008 translations of Love is Walking Hand in Hand. Happiness is a Warm Puppy, and Educating Peanuts. If you don’t recall that …