Classic finds

Many Merry Christmasses, Charlie Brown

The frequent reuse of titles for different Peanuts books is one of the tripping points for the collector. Because of that, I should note that the upcoming board book Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown is not the same as the earlier Look-and-Find book Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown. And neither of them is …

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Peanuts Pick-Me-Ups

The new Hallmark gift book Good Grief! Peanuts Pick-Me-Ups for When You Need ‘Em Most is filled with two-page spreads mixing Peanuts illustrations with pithy “buck up!” advice, telling you how to deal with life’s struggles. Thrown in through the book are nine daily strips, with spot coloring. Everything is printed on grey …

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A Happy Birthday Is…

A Happy Birthday Is…  is a new Hallmark book that follows the basic Happiness is a Warm Puppy design of two-page spreads with text on the left, Peanuts image (panels from the strip) on the right. Really, with the larger size and the color images, it looks more like the 1980s rework …

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Snoopy to the Rescue!

The latest in the AMP series of strip collections for kids, Snoopy to the Rescue!, is not a Snoopy-specific collection, but rather a collection of circa-1969 strips, ones that were fairly recently reprinted in the papers. It keeps most of the features of the previous AMP collections – everything’s in color, …

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Peanuts Busy Book

Here’s a video on Peanuts: My Busy Book, an interesting interactive item.

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After-Rats

So Yaolee Chen has followed up her Chinese book of Peanuts related text, Rats! (reviewed here) with Stories of Charlie, which appears to be another collection of Peanuts stories in prose, in Chinese. This is being published in the US by a Taiwanese woman living in the US; I’m dubious that it is properly …

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Because Itty rhymes with Bitty, you see.

So I got my itty bittys Peanuts Easter Beagle Stuffed Animal and Storybook Set from Hallmark. And yes, as you see here, the itty bittys tag does keep Snoopy’s arm (well, leg… well, no, itty bittys don’t have legs) propped up. The storybook is an adaptation of the TV special… but it’s …

Classic finds

I’m Glad I Got A Letter From Me!

The fine folks at Escape Pod Comics in Huntington, New York got in a load of Hallmark minibooks, and among them was a copy of A Letter From Me, which was a hole in the AAUGH.com Reference Library. It’s a cute little storybook. Charlie Brown is trying to write a letter, …

Classic finds

The Peanuts Game

Back when I was working on Complete Peanuts 26, an eBay listing like this would lead me to fret. Sure, it’s clearly not lettered by Schulz, that’s visible even at this low resolution, but what if they had him draw a strip special for them and then change the dialogue? There …

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Finally, a book about The Peanuts Gang!

Yes, I sacrifice much for you, my dear AAUGH Blog readers! I actually ordered myself a copy of the book on this bold new Peanuts Gang, finally finding a replacement for those characters from the last century! No more Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty. Now, The Peanuts Gang (and it’s italicized, always italicized) is …