Christmas is still here!

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I finally remembered to pick up Christmas is Here! Holiday Gift Set, which packages a stuffed Snoopy wearing a stocking cap (yes, it’s hard to see when it’s in the box, but it is there) with a “Look-and-Find” board book. (It says that it’s a “First Look and Find”; perhaps that should be a “First Look and Then Find”)

The book is not just a reprint of Peanuts Look and Find, which itself was a reduced-sized reprint of the Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown Look and Find… but it is an abridgment thereof, just fewer spreads, presented in board book form.

This is a perfectly serviceable gift, if Christmas pops up unexpectedly. Eighteen bucks ain’t exactly a bargain for a board book and a stuffed animal, and I suspect that the age range for “still reading board books” and “has enough attention to look and to find” may be a rather narrow one.

Two lambs BAAAHH at Snoopy
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Review: Scotland Bound, Charlie Brown

I managed to get my hands on a print copy of the new graphic novel Scotland Bound, Charlie Brown, which isn’t coming from Amazon for a couple weeks yet, simply by buying it at my local comic book store instead. (Support your comic shop, folks!) This is an adaptation of …

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Trivial invasion

What is the latest craze for unlicensed print-on-demand and Kindle Peanuts books? Let’s take a look! All eight of these trivia books came out in the past 5 weeks. And all of them are pretty clearly unlicensed. Not that they don’t take copyright seriously, mind you. Copyright is a very …

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The other Peanuts

So it looks as though the same bozos who have been repeatedly publishing unlicensed Kindle collections of Peanuts works are also doing the same with Diary of a Wimpy Kid books… and labeling them as being Peanuts. (I’m not going to link in this case — my “hey, look at this!” …