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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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Kong: Snoopy Island

I went to see the film Kong: Skull Island last night, and in addition to noticing that it was a beautifully shot, and very much the film it should be (a well-made piece of fluff), I noticed that it’s the latest film for the Peanuts crew to make a sneak appearance …

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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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Reach for your wallets, folks

Andrews & McMeel is coming at you this fall with a big, thick hardcover of Peanuts strips featuring Snoopy, covering the entire run of the strip. Celebrating Snoopy carries a list price of $75, so this is one of those cases where I suggest ordering early, and letting Amazon’s we’ll-give-you-the-lowest-price-between-preorder-and-shipping …

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The Complete Peanuts Character Encyclopedia

Coming this fall is The Complete Peanuts Character Encyclopedia, a hardcover guide to everyone in the Peanuts strip universe. This one is written by Andrew Farago, a fine fellow and the curator over at the Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco’s respectable-and-fun showcase of the comics arts, and on this he’s working in …

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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 …

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This will be an American Christmas! Santa will drive on the right!

Coming this fall is The Peanuts Guide to Christmas. Is this just a US edition of the book with the same name released in the UK in 2015? Given that it’s listed as 80 pages, the same length as that UK version, it seems likely… and that may mean that we’ll …

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