A dilemma solved

A Charlie Brown Christmas

AAUGH Blog reader Mike saw me expressing ambivalence about whether to preorder the new $99.99 edition of the A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack just to get the liner notes booklet… and he noted something that I missed: the same publisher is offering a new one-CD deluxe version for a far lower price, and it has what appears to be the same set of liner notes for it!

Furthermore, Amazon currently has both the 5-disc version and the 1-disc version available for preorder cheaper than buying straight from the publisher. (Nothing wrong with buying from the publisher if you want to show your support, of course.)

Animated Peanuts
It’s the Great Pumpkin and Flashlight, CB

Halloween is just around the corner, but I’m already seeing books coming for next halloween… namely, a board book adaptation of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. This is being published as part of the PI Kids line, which focuses on “interactive” books, and they’re doing this one like they did the …

Upcoming releases
Book release event!

The Schulz Museum is having a release event for the book I just co-wrote with Schulz Museum curator Benjamin L. Clark (and with contributions from dozens of interesting folks). Here is the official announcement: Saturday, Nov. 12, 6:00 pm Celebrating 100 Years of Charles M. Schulz Al Roker (TODAY Show) …

Upcoming releases
The Post Office: Not just books of stamps any more

So I’m over on the website of the United States Postal Service, looking to pre-order a whole bunch of sheets of the new Peanuts stamps (sorry, officially they are “Charles M. Schulz stamps”, celebrating his centennial, but I don’t see any “It’s Only a Game” stamps in there…) that are …