I was born back in the 60’s and when I was growing up The Peanuts were big. I have two stuff Snoopys’ that are almost as old as I am. I couldn’t get rid of them. My heart just melts every time I see them in my bedroom. So, when I received the opportunity to review this book, I jumped!
On October 2, 1950, the first Peanuts cartoon ran. This collection is a celebration of the 60 year anniversary. This book delivers what it promises, ‘Treasures from the world’s most beloved comic strip’! It is an authorized, illustrated collection of everything Peanuts. It “features high-quality reproductions of original sketches, comics, and photographs from the world of Peanuts. Removable film cels, stickers, and booklets are included, as well as reproduction prints of Peanuts artwork ready for framing.”
Honestly, who wouldn’t salivate over this book? Everything about this book is high quality. When I first opened it, I felt like I discovered buried treasure. I stayed up most of the night on the day I received it to read and enjoy it. I just had to get through the entire book, it wouldn’t let me put it down. The Peanuts Collection is a must have for all Peanuts fans! I can’t imagine a better gift for someone.
There are only two things I will caution you on: 1. if you have young children, be sure to supervise them closely when they are looking through this book. There are several pages that have items that can be pulled out and you wouldn’t want them damaged or lost. 2. You will want time to savour this awesome book. It’s not just a book, it’s an experience. I cannot recommend it enough.
About the Author
Nat Gertler is the founder and author of Aaugh.com, a comprehensive resource for Peanuts collectors and fans. Gertler has written for Speed Racer, Flintstones, and NASCAR Adventures. He has authored horror works for Pocket Books, written a number of titles in the Complete Idiot’s Guide series, contributes regularly to Hogan’s Alley, a comics-related magazine, and is the founder and publisher of packager About Comics.
Thanks a million to Anna Balasi of Hachette Book Group for this awesome book.
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