Happiness is a Warm _______

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Coming out next May (on May 4th, actually, which is Star Wars Day – a fact that is utterly irrelevant in this context) is Happiness Is Having a Friend, which is, we are told, a Peanuts “fill-in book”. What precisely is that? It’s a book that you’re not meant to buy for yourself, but rather a book you buy to give someone else. It is filled with incomplete phrases that you finish off, and then give to your friend to let them know how you feel about them. And my immediate thought was “oh no, I hope this doesn’t end up being like those Mad Libs books in fifth grade, where every blank gets filled in with some variation of the word ‘fart’!”

But then I paused and considered… these aren’t like the Mad Libs pages, where someone is being asked to give a word without having any context. And this is intended as something that you’d give to a friend, someone you’d care about. Nobody is going to fill one of these out full of farts.

And then I saw sample pages not from this Peanuts book (which are not available to be seen yet), but from the Friends equivalent from the same publisher, Friends: The One About You: A Fill-In Book.

So, so, ohhhhhh so many of these will end up being filled with fart references, cover-to-cover.

Joey would approve.

Upcoming releases
Peanuts books to buy, and a free one

We’ve got a few more books listed as coming up later this year. There’s no surprise that we’re getting the paperback edition of The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994, and with it, the box set of 1991-1994. After all, these have been coming out like clockwork, and 2025 should bring us the …

Upcoming releases
Mostly recycled Peanuts books

There are some new Peanuts titles showing up in the pipeline. I don’t have covers yet, but the books are simple to explain. Welcome Home, Franklin! adopts the new TV special that will hit Apple TV+ on the 16th. Here’s to You Charlie Brown and You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown …

Upcoming releases
Upcoming collections

Coming in May is Five Funny Snoopy and Charlie Brown Stories!, a compilation of the previously-released kids storybooks Let’s Go to the Library!; Time for School, Charlie Brown; Snoopy and Woodstock; Snoopy, First Beagle on the Moon!; and Make a Trade, Charlie Brown! We now have a cover for the …