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A long-running Thanksgiving tradition

    First off, let me apologize for the large gaps between posts here. The Peanuts-y part of my brain is focused on a possible future project, which it’s obviously to soon to be talking about and the time may never be right. Between that project and trying hard to …

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Messy Like Pigpen and other Like books

Kindly deliveryman has brought me two books in the [blank] Like [character] series, Messy Like Pigpen and Cool Like Snoopy. Now, when I review a book, I try to do it with consideration as to who the target market is… but in this case, I’m really not sure. These are board books, so …

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Complete Peanuts 25

So I have, in my hot’n’handsome li’l hands, a copy of The Complete Peanuts volume 25, collecting the final year-and-a-little of the newspaper strip, which is a good thing to have but not exactly hard to have come by before. But this is filled out with two other items of note: a …

Animated Peanuts

A shiny Easter Beagle

The new book adaptation of the animated special It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown is a slick production. The cover is embossed, with foil highlights and French flaps (that’s where the covers of a paperback are folded in to create inside flaps. The credits of the book are: By Charles M. …

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Charlie Brown

The whirlybeagle on the cover of the new level-two kids book Happy Valentine’s Day, Charlie Brown is misleading – there is no whirlybeagle on the inside. Instead, it’s a tale of Valentine’s Day, of Charlie Brown making a card for the Little Red Haired Girl and of others making cards or …

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Peanuts in less-than-full color

So I got my copy of Comics Squad: Lunch!, the comics anthology with a new Peanuts story in it. And while the creative line-up and samples seen in Amazon’s Look Inside The Book feature made it seem interesting, the printed volume turns out to have one major change from the version …

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Review: A Charlie Brown Religion

I’m doing something here that I’ve long avoided doing on this blog, and that’s discussing my religious background and beliefs. This is not a comfortable thing for me, for I know that I am out of step with a large portion of my readership, and I don’t know how some …

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Make a Trade, Charlie Brown!

Thew new Ready-to-Read Level 2 kids book Make a Trade, Charlie Brown! takes the run of strips where Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty trade players on their baseball teams and turns it into a prose-and-picture tale (not the first time that’s been done with this storyline… not even the first time …

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Presents present themselves

You know, I was only joking in the last post when I suggested that readers might send me birthday presents at any time of year. However, one AAUGH Blog reader – John – sent me a present just the other day: these two Peanuts coloring books. And I was flipping …

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Home renovations

Someone… well, a group of good folks… sent me a copy of the new edition of Home is On Top of a Dog House, part of a line of reprints of the Happiness is a Warm Puppy series of books. Now, I’d noticed that they’d done cover redesigns form the original, but I hadn’t …