Coming in March of next year, it’s Peanuts Crochet, a book of instructions on how to crochet a dozen different Peanuts characters, packaged with the the hooks and all the materials to make three of the characters (I’m betting Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, judging by the image.) The book is written by Kristen Rask, who did a similar book of Wizard Of Oz characters last year. It can be preordered now. (And yes, I can tell there are certain of my readers who are going to be eager to get their hands on this.)
Yes, I’m taking the occasion of my eldest child’s first day of kindergarten to point out that The Complete Peanuts volumes are now available for reading on your Kindle (or through Kindle software on your computer or tablet.) This would not be my preferred method of reading these items, I’m a paper book guy at heart, and they will take up a lot of space on your device. However, if you’ve bought your Complete Peanuts through Amazon, there’s a deal to be had – under the “Matchbook” program, you are qualified to get the Kindle version at a greatly reduced price. Here’s volume 1 for $2.99, if you bought the hard copy through Amazon (although I bet it’s not smart enough to recognize if you bought the boxed set… someone tell me if I’m wrong.)
Book packager becker&mayer! have announced the upcoming Classic Peanuts Paint-by-Numbers Kit which includes not only five paint-by-number canvasses with stands, ten acrylic paints and a paintbrush, but also (making it relevant to this blog) a paperback book, comprised of 48 pages and seven thousand words. Priced at $16.95, the kit is not yet available for order through any source I find.
Out in Needles, California, they’ve gotten licensing approval to put up a statue of Spike, Snoopy’s brother and the town’s most famous resident, in front of their new Chamber Of Commerce.
But that’s nothing compared to what they may be putting up in Tennessee, where the Democratic nominee for governor is, believe it or not, Charlie Brown. Now this Charlie Brown is a little-known retired construction worker, and frankly it is quite unlikely he’ll win (to show you how red the state is, note that even the Dem candidate is running on a platform of gun rights and more Bible in school.) But I bet there’s a few Peanuts fans in the state who, regardless of their political beliefs, are grabbing up whatever campaign pins and yard signs they can!