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 …

New releases

Review: A Charlie Brown Religion

I’m doing something here that I’ve long avoided doing on this blog, and that’s discussing my religious background and beliefs. This is not a comfortable thing for me, for I know that I am out of step with a large portion of my readership, and I don’t know how some …

New releases

Make a Trade, Charlie Brown!

Thew new Ready-to-Read Level 2 kids book Make a Trade, Charlie Brown! takes the run of strips where Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty trade players on their baseball teams and turns it into a prose-and-picture tale (not the first time that’s been done with this storyline… not even the first time …

New releases

Presents present themselves

You know, I was only joking in the last post when I suggested that readers might send me birthday presents at any time of year. However, one AAUGH Blog reader – John – sent me a present just the other day: these two Peanuts coloring books. And I was flipping …