Reviews

Review: Nat’s First Peanuts ABC

I recently received Nat’s First Peanuts ABC: An Alphabet Adventure, a radical departure from standard Peanuts fare. After all, in most Peanuts books. Rather than relying solely on the existing base of Peanuts characters, this was introduces a new character – Nat – in the very first pages, as traditional characters …

New releases

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 …

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Peanuts Presents: The Very First Christmas

I just got in my copy of the new Hallmark interactive book Peanuts Presents: The Very First Christmas. Written by Andrew Blackburn and drawn by Richard LaPierre, this story is told across 5 two-page spreads, each of which introduces a new hole in the right-hand page, in which you insert one …

Animated Peanuts

It’s Another A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown!

So there I was, serenely confident that I’d found all the new book editions of A Charlie Brown Christmas for the year. I’d gotten the ones that were solicited through normal book channels. I’d gotten the one that Hallmark had produced. I’d even gotten the book of stamps! So I’m done, …

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Snoopy Treasures reviews

This is my post for linking and quoting reviews of my book The Snoopy Treasures… and I intend to quote them all (well, not from mass-review sites, like Goodreads or Amazon), both the good and the bad. Only problem is, as of my initial post on Nov 17, I really don’t …

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Got it!

The Big Book of Peanuts, 1960s edition, with all of the non-Sunday strips from that decade, is mine, I tells ya, mine! $19.99 at Costco… and yes, they had the 1970s and 1980s at the same price. Yes, these books are based on an Italian series… but unlike some foreign …

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How to be a Grrrl!

I just got How to Be a Grrrl! which according to its cover is by Lucy Van Pelt herself. This is a collection of strips (and selections from strips) starring Lucy, about feminism and power. They attempt to use a ‘zine-style design asthetic, with the strips put in front of backgrounds that …

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The book I got

I just received A Charlie Brown Religion, Stephen J. Lind’s look at the spirituality in Schulz’s work and in his life. And I really want to read this, it’s the book I’ve been most looking forward to for months. But I’ve got a press interview today to prepare for. And a Kindle …

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Tricky Peanuts trivia time!

Today’s trivia question comes in two parts, each of which has two clauses. Who is this a drawing of, and what is his relationship to Peanuts? Who is the artist of the drawing, and what is his relationship to Peanuts?

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Alliterative alphabet amusement

The board book My First Peanuts ABC is shipping now. It is a journey through our much-beloved alphabet, each page focusing on words starting with one letter (with X, Y, and Z dumped together on a single page.) The pictures are happy, the text is very Peanuts-oriented… and sometimes better suited …