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The final reflection on a decade

With the New Year just a few hours away, I think I can now with comfort announce that the Award for the Decade’s Most Inexplicable Error in a Book About Peanuts goes to: Out of respect for the publisher, who is taking corrections seriously, I will not name the offending …

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Woodstock’s Sunny Day: a wrong book review

I have very recently received the board book Woodstock’s Sunny Day, which I absolutely should not be reviewing, because I still haven’t reviewed The Peanuts Papers, a collection of famed author articles about Peanuts, even though I’ve had it for weeks. But that’s because I’ve only made a dent in the Papers book, …

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Review: For the Love of Peanuts

I’m reviewing For the Love of Peanuts: Contemporary Artists Reimagine the Iconic Characters of Charles M. Schulz, the new collection of heavily-branded art by the Peanuts Global Artist Collective, at an odd time. You see, earlier this week a work by another heavily-branded artist, Kaws, sold for $14 million… despite the …

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Detective AAUGH Blogger fails again!

My review for this year’s Hallmark book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas included my being confused by its 2018 copyright date, and coming up with the very logical theory that the book was prepared for release last year but got delayed in some form. It was a carefully-wrought conjecture, …

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Today in “Boy, that’s not licensed!”

Boy, that’s not licensed!

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Review: Charlie Brown – All Tied Up

Andrews McMeel has released their thirteenth and latest book in the Peanuts for Kids/AMP! Comics for Kids series (although now neither of those brands appear on the book.) Charlie Brown: All Tied Up is a collection of early-1980s Peanuts strips. It has all of the features that make this series a …

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Review: Snoopy Blasts Off!

I’ve added five new Peanuts books to the AAUGH.com Reference Library in the past three days, and life is full, so I’m playing catchup. Am I immediately reviewing The Peanuts Papers, the just-released book of essays about Peanuts by various members of the intelligentsia and the cool kids? Not right …

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Kohl’s Cares to Sell You A Charlie Brown Christmas Book

The department store chain Kohl’s has regular effort called “Kohl’s Cares”, where they sell their own editions of children’s books and stuffed figures for $5 each, with all profit going to charitable projects. And at the moment, they’re doing a bunch of Peanuts items. And most importantly to the mania …

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Peanuts Holiday Cookbook

The new Peanuts Holiday Cookbook is a slick piece of work, a bright hardcover illustrated with a mix of Schulz strips, recycled Peanuts art from other projects, and new art done for this project by Peanuts kid books regulars Robert Pope and Scott Jeralds. It offers a fairly diverse set …

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I’m confused by A Charlie Brown Christmas

I stopped by a local Hallmark store knowing that it was about time for Christmas books to surface, and there I saw it, a new book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas… or at least that’s what I thought. I did not recognize this colorful edition. Then I opened it and …