New releases

Japanappiness is a New Book

I had to order a certain book from Japan. The shipping price was high… but I reckoned that as long as I was paying that, the cost to ship additional books would be low. I manage to stop myself at 4 more books, which Amazon said would arrive on December …

A Charlie Brown Christmas

The Timeless Tale…. review

Okay, I now have in my hands (well, not in my hands as I type, but it’s sitting right by me) a copy of the self-published “A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Timeless Tale of Joy and Meaning”: Unwrapping the True Spirit of the Holiday Season with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and …

New releases

It will take me a while to even review the title

The thing about this newly-released ebook biography of Schulz is that the title on the Amazon listing is actually longer than the title as it appears on the book. The shorter version is on the inside of the book as well, and who can blame them? They only have 25 …

Funny Things cover
New releases

Review: Funny Things

I’m sorry it has taken me so long to review the new Charles Schulz biography Funny Things by Luca Debus and Francesco Matteuzzi, but life is full, and this book is not only long but I think best read not all at once. But before I get into reviewing it, …

New releases

Franken-Snoopy review

The latest storybook from Hallmark is The Nightmare of Franken-Snoopy, in which Charlie Brown falls into a dream where Snoopy is a monster, Linus is a mummy, Schroeder and Lucy are vampires, and what do they all do? Nothing monstrous, this is a gentle kids book, so they all go …

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Uncanny Snoopy

I had sworn off of buying pirate print-on-demand Peanuts materials, and even cut way down on mentioning them, because I don’t want to promote such materials or reward their creators. But I broke that rule, because when I found the listing for Snoopy’s Midnight Halloween Ride, I thought that there …

book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas

Christmas by the numbers

It is that time of year again! The days are getting just a mite shorter, the first skeletons of the season are appearing on neighborhood lawns. You can feel the excitement in the crisp air, for surely it is time for the greatest gift a year has to bring: a …

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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 …

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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 …