New releases

One last find before I drove off to Beaglefest

Purchased today at Costco! Peanuts Play Along Piano Songs: The keys light up when you press ’em! Not available at Amazon, but yes, available at Barnes & Noble! I’ll see some of you tonight!

New releases

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 …

New releases

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 …

New releases

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 …

Classic finds

Panel by panel, pin by pin

While I’ve seen Peanuts strips reprinted in a variety of formats, while researching an answer for AAUGH Blog reader Elaine, I came across one that I hadn’t seen before. In 2014, the New York Yankees had a day to honor Joe Torre, former player and manager – and as 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. …

New releases

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 …

Classic finds

If love is blind, then this is its handbook

This is the latest addition to my Peanuts book collection, and one of the more expensive items I’ve purchased. Some of you who have been reading for years or who were there at my presentation at Beaglefest a few years back might recognize what this is, but there are probably …

New releases

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 …

Classic finds

The Charlie Brown Christmas that got away!

AAUGH Blog reader Mary joyfully showed me the book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas that she had just gotten… and it’s one that I don’t have yet! Even worse, it’s one I’m not sure that I’ll be able to get! Jul med Knøttene comes to us from Norway. Well, it came …