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Family is…

I still haven’t gotten around to reviewing the new book from Hallmark that arrived earlier this week when I find that they’ve unleashed another title. Family is… Always Being Together. This book is obviously an attempt to bring a Happiness is a Warm Puppy sensibility to something built around strip reprints rather …

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New releases

NASA, McDonalds, and Peanuts – what could be more American than all that?

The Snoopy/NASA Happy Meals have arrived at some (not all) US locations – one of the two places in town still has Lion King toys. But I hit the second one, and grabbed myself up two of the four books in the set. (There are also four toys, but I …

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Animated Peanuts

It’s the Pop-up Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

In a few days, Hallmark is releasing another book adaptation of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. This is one of the times that they try to give you a surprise of one pop-up in a book that’s not advertised as a pop-up… but, since it credits pop-up artist Brian …

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Upcoming releases

Space Snoopy Happy Meals are coming

Judging by this graphic on HappyMeal.com, it looks like we’ll be getting the NASA Snoopy Happy Meals later this month… and word has it that the US version will have the two books that were already released in Britain. Choose the apple slices. It’s healthier.

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Classic finds

Peanuts Down Under… 25 Pages

My latest find, courtesy of a remaindered book store, is Peanuts Classic Library, a boxed set of four hardcover strip reprint volumes, each focused on a different section of the early years – volums for 1950-1954, 1955-58, 1959-1963, and 1964-1967. If you’re surprised that you haven’t heard of this, don’t be …

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Animated Peanuts

I see it as a very expensive book with lots of extras

Coming in October is the book Happy Holidays, Charlie Brown. Now, I’m not sure exactly what is inside this book – could there be an adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas somewhere in there, given that the words A Special Peanuts Holiday Collection appear on the cover? – but I do …

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Upcoming releases

Woodstock’s Sunny Day cover

Here’s the cover for Woodstock’s Sunny Day, a board book from Simon Spotlight that is set to drop in December (a month known for sunny days, right?)

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General

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: a review

Here at the AAUGH Blog, we don’t do subjective movie reviews. Anyone can do those, and thus they are not to be trusted. No, we measure movies along very specific and objective standards, making our reviews trustworthy. From an AAUGH Blog review, you can go into the theater knowing what …

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Upcoming releases

Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars now preorderable

You can now preorder Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars, the original graphic novel now slated to ship next January. The solicitation copy starts “Snoopy, the world famous astronaut, heads to the stars in his most out-of-this-world adventure yet! What mysteries does the red planet hold? Will he find water? Will …

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General

Robert Mayer, RIP

Robert Mayer, a man whom I was glad to call a friend, and whose work I have proudly published for over 15 years, passed away on Tuesday. He was a journalist and an author, whose books include everything from the influential literary superhero satire Superfolks to the true crime chronicle The Dreams …

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