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Unwrapping 2: Unwrapped to the Extreme!

Following up on yesterday’s post, I’m now finishing up the unwrapping of the new Hallmark book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas and getting down to its chewy nougat center, the book itself. Peeling off the shrinkwrap, we find two copies of a book that looks a lot like 2011’s Recordable …

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A Charlie Brown Christmas Wrapping

I ordered this year’s Hallmark edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas from their website. They offer free shipping if you’re going to pick it up at your local Hallmark store. The shopcalled me today, and I headed over to pick it up. The counter lady had to go in the back to …

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Lose the Blanket, Linus

The new Simon Spotlight kiddie book Lose the Blanket, Linus! takes the storyline where Lucy swipes and buries Linus’s blanket in an attempt to break him from the habit, and adapts it into a text (by Tina Gallo) and pictures (by my pal Robert Pope) storybook. And they make a reasonable effort, …

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Where Beagles are Available

The new Snoopy graphic novel Where Beagles Dare! is available at better comic book shops (which is where I grabbed mine), and here at BN.com, but at the moment it is not available from Amazon. Why? I don’t know. But the BN.com listing still carries this summary: Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, like …

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You’re Adjective, Charlie Color!

Among the recent rush of Peanuts books is Peanuts Mad Libs. For the few of you who don’t know the Mad Libs books, this is a game where one player gets the other player to give them a list of words of various types (“give me an adjective, a verb ending …

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That’s Bumper as in “bumper crop”, not as in “bumper car”

The latest in the stream of Peanuts books landing themselves on my doorstep flew over here form England. The Bumper Book of Peanuts is a 400 page strip collection, hardcover (no dust jacket), about 9 inches square. The strips are organized by theme, 45 chapters on things ranging from Ice Cream to …

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A poster-inclusive children’s book for all the poster children out there

As I’d mentioned, I accidentally double-ordered some of the recent Peanuts books… but in the case of The Sky’s the Limit, Snoopy!, I don’t mind. This thin, floppy, full-color storybook of the Snoopy-centric portions the upcoming The Peanuts Movie movie “includes,” as the cover promises “double-sided posters!” There’s two: a 15.5″ square …

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Charlie Brown Is Not a Quilter! No, wait, that says “Quitter”. But it’s also true!

Charlie Brown Is Not a Quitter!  is a full-color hardcover storybook derived from the movie The Peanuts Movie. Flipping through it, carefully not reading the text to avoid spoilers, and making my best guesses, it seems to be all of the Charlie Brown-centric parts of the movie story, without the Snoopy-centric …

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The Peanuts Movie Movie Novelization

Yes, the word “movie” does appears twice in a row in the title of The Peanuts Movie Movie Novelization, at least if you go by the book’s spine. Going by the front cover, the title appears to be Blue Sky Studios The Peanuts Movie by Schulz Movie Novelization, which I cannot say is …

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Snoopy and Friends and Snoopy and Friends!

  The big shipment of Peanuts books included the Little Golden Book Snoopy and Friends (that’s an ordering link) and the shaped board book Snoopy and Friends! (that, too), which you may remember are the final two of the three books titled Snoopy and Friends coming out this year. And while they’re both based on the …