I just received the new pop-up book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas, and we have a real winner here. No, this isn’t a reprint of the old Running Press pop-up version. And it certainly isn’t last year’s Hallmark version with just one single pop-up at the end. No, this rework of the Vicki Scott-drawn 2017 Simon Spotlight adaptation is a book for the real pop-up fans… and among those, only those who have a lot of space to read. Not only is this book 10.5″ wide, but a lot of the pages are gatefolds, opening out to the side, so you end up with a final page spread that looks like this:
This book is chock-full of stuff, like the one page that has both a pop-up and a little book built into it.
Look, if you just want the story of A Charlie Brown Christmas, get the DVD. It’s told best on its home turf. But if you want just one book to celebrate the special, then… well, then you’re a person with far more self-control than I. And also, this is a fine, fine choice.
If you click through to the book’s Amazon page, there are pictures of a couple more of the items.