Friday, October 22

The Peanuts Collection by Nat Gertler

This fully authorized, one-of-a-kind illustrated book celebrates the 60th anniversary of the world's most beloved comic strip characters. A compendium of rare materials from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and family archives, The Peanuts Collection comes in a sturdy slipcase and 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. Written by Peanuts aficionado Nat Gertler, with quotes from Schulz family members and a foreword by daughter Amy Schulz Johnson, the text offers insight into the making of the comic strip and its impact beyond the realms of newspapers and books to film, television, and popular culture. The Peanuts Collection is a must-own keepsake for anyone who loves Snoopy and the gang.

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.

Category: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Format: HARDCOVER BOOK
Publish Date: 10/25/2010
Price: $35.00/$43.00
ISBN: 9780316086103
Pages: 64
Size: 11-3/4" x 10-1/4"

MY THOUGHTS

If you would like an instant flashback to your childhood days, get your hands on The Peanuts Collection. It is filled with interesting facts about the life of Charles Schulz, the man responsible for creating the collection of characters that we all love. There are full page spreads on each of the Peanuts characters ... Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and Linus, Schroeder and the rest of the gang.

Many of the pages have pocket inserts with perfect reproductions of trading cards, fan letters, coloring books, and little comic books. Even the paper used makes everything seem totally authentic. In the back of the book, there are eight reproduction prints of Peanuts artwork ready for framing! Awesome!!


I absolutely loved browsing through this book, and journeyed back to happy memories of so many years ago. Back to days when things were simpler, and somehow sweeter.

This is a perfect collector's book for kids of all ages. I thought (only for a moment) that I would give this book to my grandson who collects all kinds of comic books, but I can't bear to part with it. I look forward to looking through this beautiful treasure again and again. (Okay, I will let my grandchildren look at it, but they can't take it home with them!!)

Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of The Peanuts Collection from Hachette Books, in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a snoopy's fan and just got this book, I love it very much it is so much more than a book.

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