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More on Polish Peanuts

I got good reaction to my post on the traced Peanuts books from Poland, so I’ve done a bit more research. It looks like the three volumes of this set (that’s all there were, three) were the first Peanuts books ever in Poland… and the last for a couple of …

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Just a trace of Schulz

Know what can make me happy on a tough day? Getting a Peanuts book in the mail. Know what can make me very happy? Getting a Peanuts book published in a country not already reflected in my collection. Know what can make do a little dance? Getting a Peanuts book …

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Good for two senses, not so good for the third

I scored myself one of the TwinVision books, which are versions of the Happiness is a Warm Puppy series of books with braille pages and raised versions of the images inserted, for blind Peanuts fans. This time I got a copy of Home is on Top of a Doghouse, and …

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Ooh, La La, Peanuts!

So the other day, we had a “French book day” here at the AAUGH.com skyscraper, with two separate shipments of French books arriving, each representing some triumph. Back in 1968, Hallmark issued a cool little quartet of strip collections called The Peanuts Philosophers (soon to be reprinted, as it happens), …

New releases

A Schulz book that will probably only exist if you order it…

…and you shouldn’t. Amazon is now listing a book with the title of Charles M. Schulz and the ungainly subtitle of Cartoonist, Comic strip, Peanuts, Secular humanism, Church of God (Anderson, Indiana), Fort Campbell, Combat Infantryman Badge, Art Instruction Schools, She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown. Forty-nine bucks. 76 pages. …

New releases

The new Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown book

The new Running Press Kids book adaptation of Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown is now shipping. It suffers from the same problem as many of these adaptations, showing all of the plot and none of the humor of the special, relying on very flatly-presented text and various pictures only a …

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Last thought for the year

If the one on the left is It Was A Short Summer, Charlie Brown, shouldn’t the one on the right be It Was A Shorter Summer, Charlie Brown? Happy 2010, from a guy with far too many Peanuts books. And more to come!

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Hello Snoopy

The thing that interests me about this book is the publisher: This shaped kiddie book is published by Sanrio, who are far better known for their original creations such as Hello Kitty and Badatz Maru. It wasn’t until I got this book that I thought about how much the Japanese …

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Colourful cover of a Peanuts coloring book

Despite my broad interest in Peanuts books, I don’t generally pursue coloring books, but in my search for interesting Peanuts images, I couldn’t resist getting this coloring book… excuse me, a book of “pictures to colour”, it is British after all. Look at the rendering of color, the rosy cheeks. …

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Peanuts ornament book

When I first heard about the Peanuts Collectible Ornaments book, I put it down fairly low on my priority list. It wasn’t cheap (thirty bucks), and while it qualifies for the AAUGH.com Reference Library, books of pictures of stuff are a relatively low priority. However, the author is selling off …