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This Week In “I Bet That’s Not Licensed”

There’s been a sudden spate of print-on-demand Peanuts titles that are setting off my “doesn’t look licensed” radar. Let’s see: There’s this coloring book: It it’s out-of-ratio cover doesn’t trigger your suspicion, there’s the fact that its descriptor actually calls it “(Unofficial Snoopy Book)”, as if that makes it a-okay! …

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Peanuts by the numbers

My focus is, and always will be, on Peanuts as a work of art. I draw interest and amusement from how that work of art is presented commercially. But it’s also a matter of business, and not a small business at that. So images like this one being distributed by …

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I think Snoopy has a cold; his head looks stuffed up

I got the AAUGH.com Reference Library copy of Hugs for Snoopy – really, I got two copies, because sometimes I forget that I preordered something, and preorder it again. It doesn’t happen very often, thank goodness. I really don’t need two of these for reference; they are particularly hard to shelve, …

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Peanuts Pick-Me-Ups

The new Hallmark gift book Good Grief! Peanuts Pick-Me-Ups for When You Need ‘Em Most is filled with two-page spreads mixing Peanuts illustrations with pithy “buck up!” advice, telling you how to deal with life’s struggles. Thrown in through the book are nine daily strips, with spot coloring. Everything is printed on grey …

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A Happy Birthday Is…

A Happy Birthday Is…  is a new Hallmark book that follows the basic Happiness is a Warm Puppy design of two-page spreads with text on the left, Peanuts image (panels from the strip) on the right. Really, with the larger size and the color images, it looks more like the 1980s rework …

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Snoopy to the Rescue!

The latest in the AMP series of strip collections for kids, Snoopy to the Rescue!, is not a Snoopy-specific collection, but rather a collection of circa-1969 strips, ones that were fairly recently reprinted in the papers. It keeps most of the features of the previous AMP collections – everything’s in color, …

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Peanuts Busy Book

Here’s a video on Peanuts: My Busy Book, an interesting interactive item.

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After-Rats

So Yaolee Chen has followed up her Chinese book of Peanuts related text, Rats! (reviewed here) with Stories of Charlie, which appears to be another collection of Peanuts stories in prose, in Chinese. This is being published in the US by a Taiwanese woman living in the US; I’m dubious that it is properly …

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Because Itty rhymes with Bitty, you see.

So I got my itty bittys Peanuts Easter Beagle Stuffed Animal and Storybook Set from Hallmark. And yes, as you see here, the itty bittys tag does keep Snoopy’s arm (well, leg… well, no, itty bittys don’t have legs) propped up. The storybook is an adaptation of the TV special… but it’s …

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Finally, a book about The Peanuts Gang!

Yes, I sacrifice much for you, my dear AAUGH Blog readers! I actually ordered myself a copy of the book on this bold new Peanuts Gang, finally finding a replacement for those characters from the last century! No more Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty. Now, The Peanuts Gang (and it’s italicized, always italicized) is …