Bringing up the rear

I’m interrupting my coverage of the shipment of books I got from Japan to cover another foreign book that just arrived.

Now, I don’t try to collect every foreign Peanuts book. My collection is out of control as it is. I try to find books in languages that I don’t already have examples of. Beyond that, I will buy a foreign book if it’s got interesting content or design, or…

Well, this Catalan translation of the strip collection POW! is one I purchased purely for the title.

Yes, I may be a middle-aged man, but I have the joy and sense of humor of a twelve year old.

This book, the numbered third in a series of reprints, is well-produced. It’s in full color, and (unlike, if I recall correctly, the English-language edition) is printed with raised lines on the cover. If you don’t believe me, just stop by and ask if you can feel my BUM!

Classic finds
Review: Christmas Gift Certificates for You

When I ordered a copy of the 1981 Hallmark Peanuts product Christmas Gift Certificates for You, I reckoned it would be one of those novelty coupon books, each page removable and offering the recipient a walk in the snow, help taking down the tree, or some Peanuts-y equivalent thereof. I …

New releases
A pop-up shows up

Here Comes Charlie Brown!: A Peanuts Pop-up, Gene Kannenberg, Jr.’s adaptation of the very first Peanuts strip, is not the first Peanuts book to reprint only a single strip. There was at least one board book that did much the same thing. However, that board book was, at heart, a …

Classic finds
English Phrases to Comfort Your Heart

The next book in my Amazon Japan shipment falls into the adorable category of “Peanuts used to explain American culture”.¬†English Phrases to Comfort Your Heart with Snoopy by Nobu Yamada falls into that category. It also falls into the category of “books which are meant to be destroyed”, as each …