New releases

A Peanuts Valentine

There are now two books available called A Peanuts Valentine. There’s the strip collection, which came out last year, and now there’s the kids’ book. This is an odd item, a storybook with a cardboard envelope attached to each spread. Each envelope contains a cardboard object related to the tale… …

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Silent Peanuts and more

Now shipping: the new, cheaper edition of A Peanuts Christmas, a collection of Christmas-themed strips. We were kind of underwhelmed by the original version of this, but the lower price certainly makes it more palatable. Coming in February: a cute li’l miniature hardcover adaptation of It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie …

General

Complete Peanuts 4 Review

If you asked me what my favorite Peanuts daily and Sunday of all time were, well, my response would depend on when you asked me. But the odds are pretty good that I’d talk choose the Sunday strip where Linus builds a big snow dinosaur, and the daily where he …

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Treasury Returns

Back in 2000, a publishing arm of Barnes & Noble put out a discount hardcover edition of Peanuts Treasury, for $9.98. Eventually, it was also available through other retailers. And then, in 2002, Barnes & Noble put out a discount softcover edition of Peanuts Treasury, for $9.95. That one remained …

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 …

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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, …

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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 …