New releases

New Hallmark boardish books

I received the Hallmark Christmas catalog mailer the other day, and while there were new books in there, and Peanuts items, there were no new Peanuts books. But I try to be not so concerned, because I recall that being the case in the past, and they still ended up …

Animated Peanuts

It’s the Peak of the Holiday Season

It is my favorite time of the Christmas season, which long time readers will know means just one thing: the arrival of a new book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas! Or… is it an adaptation. The publication in question is a new boxed set, called the A Charlie Brown Christmas Wooden …

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Review: Snoopy’s Christmas Surprise

The just-released kids storybook, Snoopy’s Christmas Surprise, is one of the lesser of writer Jason Cooper’s efforts on the characters, at least for my tastes (but admittedly, this book is not aimed at those of us in the double-digits of years, which I most definitely am.) The story – Snoopy …

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A second look

Now that I have a copy of the new Look and Find: Peanuts, I can confirm that it is just a smaller-dimension reprint of 2011’s Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown Look and Find. There actually have been some very minor changes made on one of the spreads, but I leave it to the …

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Happy Thanksgiving Snoopy, and the rules

I just received the new storybook for children, Happy Thanksgiving, Snoopy. Adapted by Jason Cooper with art by Scott Jerald, it tells a tale of the year when everyone’s normal Thanksgiving plans fall apart, so the kids end up spending the holiday together with a non-traditional meal… it’s not an …

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Review: Peanuts Cross-Stitch

The embroidery craft of cross-stitch is inherently a low-resolution one. Putting an X of thread around a weave intersection of aida cloth creates a single pixel, and one by one you build up your grid of pixels, generally with a handful of threads giving you a limited color pallet. As …

Comic book Peanuts

The end of a Peanuts run

I’ve got in my hands volume 10 of the KaBoom! Peanuts trade paperback series, which means that set is now complete; they’ve reprinted all of the issues of the KaBoom Peanuts comic book. This one reprints just two issues: issue 32 of volume 2 of the main series, plus the …

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Sneaky Little Beagle review

The Sneaky Little Beagle, a new color storybook from Hallmark, is more a book to read to someone than it is to read to yourself. For one thing, it’s better out loud; the book is set to the tune of the song “Itsy Bitsy Spider”. And for another, the book …

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Review: Snoopy Came to Play

Snoopy Came to Play is a book aimed at very beginning readers. Writer  Tina Gallo and artist Vicki Scott tell the tale of Snoopy and Woodstock playing tennis, and, if inherently slight, it is bouncy and fun. They do a good job with what they have to do. This should …

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A whole lotta Linus going on?

I’ve now received Peanuts Vol. 9, the latest (but not the last) in the books collecting the KaBOOM! Peanuts comic book stories. The cover… well, I really like many of the KaBOOM! covers as art pieces. This one, which stylistically matches previous covers with other characters, is an interesting Linus piece. But …