It’s the Great Pumpkin and Flashlight, CB

Animated Peanuts

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 earlier Snoopy Goes to Space: with sound buttons built not into the book, but into an accompanying flashlight which can also be used to reflect off of foil that is built into the images.

The cover shown here is not final… at least, I hope it’s not, because it literally has the words COVER NOT FINAL stamped across it, which would make a very bad final cover design.

This adaptation is being offered in two formats — an 11 inch square version, and a smaller version that comes in a box. While I’ve provided Amazon links for both, I’d be at least a little cautious ordering through Amazon – they have some track record of not actually shipping the PI Kids material that they list. (The books are distributed in a different way from most books, making that at least somewhat understandable.)

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