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Magic disappearing Snoopy

In a recent AAUGH blog entry, I mentioned a pamphlet that had Peanuts on the inside but not on the outside. Now to make up for that we have Snoopy Magic Party Ideas, a ninety-five cent Hallmark booklet where the only Peanuts content is the cover. The characters are neither …

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186 words about Schulz

As promised, I now have the First Biographies book on Charles M. Schulz. This is the youngest-aimed of the school Schulz bios yet, giving us 186 words aimed at kids in the pre-kindergarten through second grade range. It’s about the size of a Little Golden Book (for those used to …

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Schulz bios for the schoolkids, again

Well, 2004 is over, and what a year it was for the Peanuts book fan! Between the first two volumes of The Complete Peanuts, the Schulz Museum’s Li’l Folks collection, and It’s Only A Game, there was a tremendous amount of vital Schulz material hitting your bookshelf for the first …

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Things leak inito the AAUGH.com reference library

I’ve added three more items to the AAUGH.com reference library recently. My copy of the catalog of the Schulz Museum’s Peanuts: Found in Translation book arrived, and it is indeed a lovely collection of Yoshi’s interesting artistic interprations, mixing Peanuts characters and Japanese writing in creative way. Each plate is …

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The -other- Complete Peanuts

The latest addition to the AAUGH.com reference lbrary is Il grande libro dei Peanuts. Can’t wait for the Complete Peanuts? This big, thick book with every single daily (i.e., not Sunday) Peanuts strip from the 1960s. Which would be absolutely great if the strips weren’t in Italian. I mean, I’m …

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Peanuts books make my mailbox happy

Today was a good day, bringing in two shipments of Peanuts books. The main shipment had a few recent books. I got the boxed Oh Friend Of Friends set, so I can confirm that the included booklet is a smaller abridgement of the already small-and-short hardback giftbook of Oh Friend …

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Woof Woof Wooflet

I’ve gotten my copy of Merry Christmas, Sweetie! Woof, Woof, Woof!, which is a small boxed set that includes a flat cardboard doghouse with Christmas stickers to deorate it with. Also enclosed is a 32 page booklet, 2.75 inches square, with Christmas-themed Peanuts strips reprinted in color, plus Christmas-oriented quotes. …

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Halloween all year long

Yup, I’m still playing catch-up with this year’s halloween-themed Peanuts books. It’s never too late to buy them for next year. The major release is Trick or Treat: A Peanuts Halloween, which includes about 130 halloween and fright-themed comic strips taken from the entire run of the strip, including ones …

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Wow, this is late

I jus discovered that somehow I let the new book adaptation of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown slip by without announcement. This isn’t the one that’s part of the line of kiddie books. Instead, this is a miniature hardcover, a la last year’s A Charlie Brown Christmas adaptation. Well, …

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Pretty Pop-Up

It is in the nature of pop-up books that they only have a few pages. However, I gotta say that the pages are well-used in the Peanuts: A Pop-Up Celebration. Each page has several pop-up and.or motion features, and the engineering seems quite clever. This is certainly not a minimum …