Classic finds

the central business of this blog

I must apologize, dear readers. Here it is, the sixth day of the month, and I’ve yet to do a post about print adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas. But come, let me address that now! My guide already had the 1977 book & record set issued by Charlie Brown …

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Easter Beagle, and an All-Stars triple play

I just picked up The Easter Beagle Egg Hunt, the new kids book. It’s a light-scale board book with plastic easter egg shapes that peak through the pages, plus one pop-up. The art adaptation is actually quite nice on this one. Six two-page spreads. Not a deeply meaningful or important …

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the sweetest Snoopy book

I found this at a 99 Cents Only store today: Of course, despite the “title”, it’s not actually a book at all. Flip open that cover with every licensee’s favorite Peanuts image, and you’ll find six rolls of LifeSavers-like candy. In fact, the whole affair is an imitation of the …

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Oh, okay, more on A Charlie Brown Christmas books

Not my fault! People send in questions (to questions@AAUGH.com ), and while I won’t answer them all, and much less answer them publicly,  this one I felt called for a public answer. Steve from Michigan was asking, in regard to this book: What I dont understand though is why that …

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Nat should be talking about A Charlie Brown Groundhog Day by now…

Yes, yes, I’m writing about book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas again. It’s a mania, I tell ya, a mania! Today, the mail brought a first printing of the original book adaptation. Now, I know what you’re thinking — didn’t I already have a first printing? In fact, lots …

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Golf like a dog

I just added two more pieces to my Peanuts publications pile: Welcome to Golf is a 32-page self-covered booklet from 1994 covering the basics of golf for the newcomer, not so much the rules as why to golf, where to golf, and how to avoid getting on the nerves of …

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our holiday project – the A Charlie Brown Christmas book guide

This is what I was promising yesterday – sorry, but it took me a few more hours than expected to put it together. But now, at last, civilization is ready for: The AAUGH.com Evergreen, Evergrowing Guide to A Charlie Brown Christmas Books! Spread the word!

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another Hallmark edition

I was reminded today that I’ve not really kept an eye on my local Hallmark store, because I discovered another Hallmark edition of a Peanuts book, one that likely came out a few years back. It’s Peanuts Guide to Life. In addition to having Hallmark markings, their edition differs from …

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A whole treasury full o’ happiness

I’ve got my copy of A Treasury of Happiness now, the single volume collecting the eight Happiness Is gift books. Before I make any comment, though, I have to raise my “conflict of interest” flag – and not just my usual “I make money when people click the link and …

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those new Peanuts cartoons now on-line

If you’ve got iTunes set up, this link should take you to the free sample of the new Peanuts cartoon, including two episodes of the 20 they’re making this season. They run about three and a half minutes each, plus credits. In this case, the two episodes really cover one …