Snoopy the pirate, and more

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Hallmark has some new Peanuts books, and they are nice looking items.

Snoopy Says “Good Night” is a cloth book of Snoopy saying goodnight to various folks. A bit of bedtime reading that’s safe for your baby to grab, I suppose.


The Legend of Blackbeagle the Pirate is another tale of Snoopy’s adventures as his halloween character, a follow-up to last year’s tale of Snoopy as a superhero. I was less than fond of that one, despite the very fine art of Rich LaPierre (which also will grace this new volume.) And again, it’s listed as a pop-up book, which likely means just this pop-up at the end:

How dare the kids taunt Snoopy like that, dressing like cats? Sally is dressed like a black cat, and Lucy, a hep cat!

But perhaps the best news is that Hallmark as reissued their It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown lighted pop-up edition, which I rather liked five years ago when it first came out, bearing a different cover.

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If you love Schulz, but English, not so much…

Just out in Japan is the Japanese edition of Charles M. Schulz: The Art and Life of the Peanuts Creator in 100 Objects, the Eisner Award-winning, Schulz Museum-published heavily illustrated book co-written by curator Benjamin L. Clark and myself! And yes, it can be shipped to the States… although it …

A Charlie Brown Christmas
A quote unquote requote book on A Charlie Brown Christmas

How can you tell that the new book “A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Timeless Tale of Joy and Meaning”: Unwrapping the True Spirit of the Holiday Season with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang” is truly an innovative work? It’s the quotation marks in the title.  Not constrained by …

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Snoopy’s Book Café

Peanuts collector Lisa, who had been showing all her finds from a recent trip to Japan, started showing off one of the Re-Ment sets of little kits that combine to make a diorama. They do lovely work, but Peanuts statuary is not what I collect, and besides, these are Japanese …