Snoopy books: Two new, one old.

Classic finds

Let’s see what’s come in recently.

There’s Snoopy’s Happy Tales!, which collects five storybooks into a single hardcover volume. I’ve reviewed most of the stories before, so I’ll just put links to those reviews:

The stories are printed larger here, on pages that are 9″ square rather than the 8″ square that most of the included tales first appeared in. A couple of these tales also appear in Peanuts 5-Minute Stories, so those of us who are collecting completists get them a third time here!

Then there’s A Snoopy Tale, which is the latest storybook adapting a short from The Snoopy Show, the Apple TV+, once again using screen shots from the animation rather than new art. This one is about Snoopy getting his autobiography published.

But to balance out the new stuff, I picked up an old book as well — specifically 1985’s Ineffable Snoopy, which is a French reprinting of strips culled from The Snoopy Festival. Now, I already have examples of the books in this series published by Dargaud, in a tall, hardcover, album format (but thin, a mere 48 pages). Now, I’m not a completist on foreign-language books published abroad; I’m really just looking for examples from each language, and then examples of interesting formats. I already have one of this series, so why buy another? I just liked the title. Snoopy cannot be effed! (Ineffable — the state of being great beyond what words can describe — is not a word one hears that much these days. Indeed, I’m confident that 95%+ of the times I’ve heard it invoked in that past five years have been in discussions of the novel Good Omens and the TV series based on it, as authors Gaiman and Pratchett had used it repeatedly.)

But I’ve no idea why Snoopy looks so angry when he’s holding up a sign describing himself thusly!


New releases
To Mom And Dad With Love

The new kids book To Mom and Dad with Love says that it’s an adaptation of a The Snoopy Show episode “To Mom and Dad with Love”… which is interesting, because as things are sorted on the Apple TV+ service that hosts such things, this isn’t a The Snoopy Show …

Classic finds
Peanuts Adventures

Every once in a while, a Peanuts book slips by me. That’s particularly true of a book like Peanuts Adventures, a book that didn’t get distributed through the standard book distribution means. This book was designed for the discount racks. When you go to a bookstore like Barnes & Noble …

New releases
The “new” Peanuts story

I just received Adventures with Linus and Friends!, the second of the three announced books in Simon Spotlight’s Peanuts Graphic Novels line. About half of the book is a reprint of the graphic novel adaptation of Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, the direct-to-video special released in 2011. Most …