(Japanese book available here.)
These covers for the upcoming Peanuts Movie-based storybooks The Sky’s the Limit, Snoopy!, You’ve Got Talent, Charlie Brown, and Charlie Brown is Not a Quitter! (all available for preorder) may not be screen-captures from this fall’s movie, but they give us that much more sense of how it will look. (I think the colored light effect on the Talent book is actually pretty cool.)
Coming this holiday season to folks in the UK (and those of us willing to order from overseas – really, it’s easy and cheap) is The Peanuts Guide to Christmas, now available for preorder.
The forthcoming Peanuts movie The Peanuts Movie is also bringing a number of books. The most recent to pop up as coming are a couple of activity books. The Peanuts Movie Sticker Activity Book promises “lots of cool stickers” in October while November’s The Peanuts Movie Doodle Book claims to be “the perfect introduction to the hilarious and well-loved characters created by Charles M. Schulz.”
I think we can assume that this feline star of the book Snoopy’s Holiday Adventure (self-published last month) is not, in fact, the beagle we’ve all come to know and love. (The currently listed price is $21.62, which, for 24 pages, is a bit steep even for my I-like-to-have-Not-That-Snoopy-books buying tendencies. The Kindle edition is just five bucks, though.)
On the other hand, Annie & Snoopy, while it may not be what either the Charles Schulz fan or the Harold Gray fan was looking for, is a mere 99 cents for the Kindle. The same sort of pricing holds true for Your Idols and Everyday Events: Snoopy Going to the Bank – although given that the author of that one created this work in college by randomly choosing a name from a list of “household names” and an event from a list of common events, it seems like this estimated-at-5-pages piece of writing may actually not be “not that Snoopy”, although it is clearly “not that licensed Snoopy.”