Snoopy in foreign space

Upcoming releases

There has been a Happy Meal campaign in various countries (but not yet in the US; I have no idea if it’s coming) branded as Snoopy: Space Explorer in some places, Discover Space with Snoopy in others (as if space had not been discovered long ago.) This is mostly a set of Astronaut Snoopy toys, branded with the NASA logo in many countries (but apparently not in Russia.) The reason this is of interest to this blog is that in the UK (and possibly other countries, for all I know, but certainly not in all), the set includes books. Snoopy Blasts Off! sends him to the International Space Station (which shows up in pop-up form), and Snoopy to the Moon! sends him, well, I guess to the moon. I don’t actually have these books (yet), I’m reliant on videos like this one for information

And hey, as long as I’m putting in videos (which folks getting the blog via email might need to click through to the website for), here’s a fun li’l Italian ad for the Happy Meals:

Will these come to America? Again, I don’t know… but I’m tagging this post as “upcoming release” out of fervent hope.

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The Peanuts Book cover

We now have a cover for The Peanuts Book, the “visual history of the iconic comic strip” scheduled for September (and available for preorder at the link.) I had a minor professional involvement with this volume, so I’ll stick to my ethics (which involve not reviewing books where I’m involved …

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The AAUGH Blogger’s next Peanuts book

Scheduled for September is Be More Snoopy. Let me leave the description of it in the hands of DK Publishing, who put out this blurb: A humorous pocket-sized guide to living your best life, inspired by the world’s most iconic daydreaming beagle. A Snoopy-ism a day keeps the blues away. Philosopher, …

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The Gang’s going soft!

In October, I told you about a hardcover book that appeared to be a Costco exclusive, collecting two of the AMP kid-aimed strip reprint books, Snoopy: Cowabunga! and Charlie Brown and Friends. Now it looks like those of you who are not Costco members will get a shot at this book as …