What do I have to say about the new board book edition of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. I mean, the reading experience of being told “and that happens at every door. All the other kids get wonderful treats like candy, gum, and popcorn balls … and Charlie Brown gets rocks” does not match the viewing experience of watching the same tableau occur again and again. But then you and I, if you are reading this blog (and don’t deny it, you are) are not the target readers for this boo. Target customers, maybe, as collectors and the sort of people who might give a Peanuts book as a gift.
But there’s another way to look at it: this is very large for a board book, 11 inches wide, 8.5 tall, and three quarters of an inch thick. So even allowing for the rounded corners, what we have here is a full seventy cubic inches of Peanuts book, for a list price of $14.99. That’s gotta be some kind of bargain!