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Review: The Peanuts Collection

November 23, 2010

The Peanuts Collection: Treasures From the World’s Most Beloved Comic Strip by Nat Gertler is a gorgeous book full of Peanuts trivia and memorabilia.  It comes in a protective sleeve and features flaps and removable objects like stickers, booklets, and frameable prints.  The forward is written by Charles Schulz’s daughter and her loving words set the tone for this wonderful book.

I grew up in the 1960’s and 70’s and I was a huge fan of Peanuts – Snoopy, in particular.  (I do have to admit an affinity to Pigpen as well, truth be told.)  Since there were no VCRs or DVD players and the Peanuts specials were only shown once during each holiday season, we anticipated them for days.  Reading this book and looking at the interactive material brought back many fond memories for me.

Schulz passed away hours before his last strip was published and his family has decided that they don’t want another artist to take over his legacy.  Luckily for fans, we still have old books and TV specials and now we have this wonderful new book.  If you know a Peanuts fan, add The Peanuts Collection to your shopping list – they’re sure to love this gem of a book!

Review copy provided by Hachette Books.  I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
30 Comments leave one →
  1. November 23, 2010 5:44 am

    I loved Peanut cartons. This looks interesting, i’ll have to check it out.

  2. November 23, 2010 5:46 am

    Cute! One of our son’s favorite puppies (other than our own two) is a little pit-collie mix, black and white, named…Spoony. Apparently, the vet, long ago, mistyped Snoopy and everyone thought Spoony was cuter, anyway, so it stuck. Now, Kai (son) is obsessed with Snoopy, simply because of Spoony. Any way, it’s turned the three of us back on to the Peanuts so this is rather timely. :O)

  3. November 23, 2010 5:48 am

    I grew up loving the Peanuts too. My favorite was Schroeder, because I played the piano. Lucy was a bully and always made me uncomfortable! The highlight of every holiday was watching those shows. This would be the perfect Xmas gift for about a dozen people I know.

  4. November 23, 2010 6:00 am

    The Peanuts are amazing aren’t they? Current comic strips just don’t live up to the older I don’t think.

  5. November 23, 2010 6:59 am

    This sounds like a great tribute to a great man and a great comic strip. I’m a little partial to Lucy so what does that say about me?

  6. November 23, 2010 8:26 am

    I always loved Peanuts too. I’m with you: Team Snoopy!

  7. November 23, 2010 9:10 am

    Peanuts has been very influential in my life. I remember learning some big words by asking Mom about what something meant in a Peanuts cartoon.

  8. November 23, 2010 9:14 am

    I too grew up with Peanuts. My favorite was Linus…maybe because I too had a blanket as my security object — mine was “Pinky blanket”

    The Christmas and Halloween specials were obligatory watching in our house, and when my daughter was little she used to love to watch the Easter one.

  9. November 23, 2010 10:46 am

    I love the Peanuts cartoons, and like you, some of my best memories of the holidays was gathering around the TV to watch the Peanuts holiday specials. I would really love this book, and I think my family would love it as well. I am so glad that you liked this books, and I am going to be looking to add this one to my collection as well!

  10. November 23, 2010 10:57 am

    I love the Peanuts gang – always have. I waited and still do each year for the Christmas special especially. I’d love to get a copy of this book.

  11. November 23, 2010 11:13 am

    I agree. I reviewed this book too and thought it was the ultimate collection for Peanuts fans.

  12. November 23, 2010 11:43 am

    I haven’t read the book cover to cover, but I looked through it with The Girl. I won it from BBAW, and she was so thrilled. It really is a great book from what I’ve seen so far.

  13. November 23, 2010 11:53 am

    Sounds like a lovely retreat into nostalgia 🙂 VHS was slowly becoming a norm when I was born, so I love hearing how movies & TV specials were anticipated because it’s something I’ve taken for granted!

  14. November 23, 2010 12:04 pm

    I’m so glad they are preserving these characters in book form. This comic strip was always to top one we saw in the Sunday newspaper. My favorite is the devious Lucy. Charlie falls for the football trick every time.

  15. November 23, 2010 12:05 pm

    I love, love Peanuts and yes, I remember waiting for the specials to come on TV. Christmas of course was the best! Still is!

    I may have to treat myself to this one.

  16. November 23, 2010 1:47 pm

    This book sounds wonderful! I am a huge fan of the Peanuts Gang. I used to have a large stuffed Snoopy with many different outfits I changed him into all the time. I read the Peanuts comic strip everyday and was so sad when Charles Schulz died.

    A few weeks ago I watched The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and this weekend the Peanuts Thanksgiving.

    Thank you for this great post. I think I’m going to have to get this book!
    ~ Amy

  17. November 23, 2010 2:13 pm

    My kids look forward to the Peanuts holiday specials each year too.

  18. November 23, 2010 4:31 pm

    Adding it on to the Kids list. Charlie Brown will always be my Hero 🙂

  19. November 23, 2010 8:15 pm

    We recently watched the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special and it was so fun to see Snoopy. For me, part of the appeal of the shows has always been the Vince Guaraldi music!

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    November 23, 2010 9:25 pm

    I cannot say I was a fan of this series… but I know some friends who are!

    Snoopy is the name we have given to Aarya’s toy Dog 🙂 🙂

  21. November 23, 2010 9:25 pm

    I loved the Peanuts gang growing up also. My son likes the cartoons and the TV specials. This sounds like a wonderful book.

  22. November 23, 2010 11:14 pm

    I loved the Peanuts gang – my favorite characters were the adults…wawh, wawh, wawh, wawh, waaawh…kidding — my favorite was Snoopy.

    I love the Peanuts gang — I was so sad when Charles Schulz passed away. End of an era!

  23. November 23, 2010 11:39 pm

    Fortunately, my local paper still runs the strip, so I can get my daily “Peanuts” fix. Snoopy all the way!

  24. November 24, 2010 12:07 pm

    wow this book sounds great! it would make an awesome holiday gift. i always look forward to the holiday peanut specials too.

  25. November 24, 2010 2:14 pm

    I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s like you and can remember getting so excited for when the Peanuts specials would come on around the holidays. I loved the comic strip too! I even had a Snoopy lunch box in 5th grade. Darn it, I sure wish I had that thing today. It would probably be worth loads!

  26. November 24, 2010 5:44 pm

    I loved Peanuts as a kid. Mitch and I have the boxed DVD set of the holiday specials. We’re behind though, we need to watch the Thanksgiving one this week!

  27. November 24, 2010 6:59 pm

    love peanuts–especially all the television specials! my sister-in-law is a huge fan and this would make a perfect gift for her. thanks for the idea. 🙂

  28. November 25, 2010 1:48 am

    It brang back so many childhood memories for me. I use to be glued to the TV for the specials too.

  29. November 25, 2010 7:13 pm

    Hey, thanks for all the kind words about the book. I’m glad it has found people who appreciate it. (I had a lot of fun digging through both the Schulz Museum archives and my own collection looking for things that would entertain people who hadn’t seen them before.)

  30. November 28, 2010 8:33 am

    One of my favorite cartoon strips!

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