New releases

Complete Peanuts 4 exists

While it’s not shipping from bookstores yet, I can tell you that The Complete Peanuts Volume 4 does exist – I have a copy sitting right here. Unfortunately, I’m still under the weather and can’t go through it and do a cogent review just yet (although I will note that …

Nat news

Getting Snoopy’s gourd

I now have my copy of Baby Snoopy’s Pumpkin. I laughed, I cried, it changed my life. Oh, okay, it’s just a silly kids’ book, and the ventral mystery of it (what is that odd thing Baby Snoopy is growing?) is kinda given away by the title. But each of …

Classic finds

The other Complete Peanuts set, and more

So you want the complete run of Peanuts strips in 25 volumes, but you don’t want to wait another decade to get the complete set? And you want to pay only about $60 plus shipping for the whole set? Well, how’s your Chinese? Because that’s the language for this set …

New releases

A Bird’s Eye Review

Woodstock: A Bird’s Eye View is a 96-page book collecting 160-some strips featuring Woodstock. Of course, where you find Woodstock, you almost always find Snoopy, so there’s plenty of ol’ banana-nose for his fans, and very little of the other characters. The book is generally the same format as other …

New releases

Review: Peanuts Guide to Life

Thew new hardcover Peanuts Guide to Life is not a strip collection, although it has a handful of complete strips in it. Rather, it is mostly a collection of Peanuts dialog, selected for its insight (or appearance of same), with a panel’s worth of art facing each quote. As such, …

Nat news

Puttering around

It’s Par for the Course, Charlie Brown collects golf-related strips from across the entire run of Peanuts. It’s not a complete collection, nor does it claim to be, but it certainly covers the major golf eras of the strip. In fact, reading this forced me to realize how golf came …

Administrative

Twelve Percent Complete Peanuts

I just got my hands on a copy of the third volume of The Complete Peanuts, covering the strips from 1955-1956. More than half of this material has never been in any US reprint book, so there are a lot of goodies here even for the intense Peanuts book fan. …

New releases

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 …

New releases

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 …

New releases

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 …