In our blog this week (Heredity may have the answer, says Sally from Peanuts) we mentioned a visit to the Charles M. Schultz museum in Santa Rosa, CA. Keeping with that theme our book recommendations this week are Peanuts collections for kids and parents.
We hope you enjoy reading these funny comic strips. Remember, Charles Schultz wrote these not just to make us chuckle but to teach us some life lessons. These comic strips can be great conversation starters with the kids.
Being a Dog Is a Full-Time Job – The title says it all. A year’s worth of comic strips focused on Snoopy with the rest of the Peanuts characters as a supporting cast.
The Peanuts Collection: Treasures from the World’s Most Beloved Comic Strip – This slipcase style book commemorates the Peanuts comic strip’s 60th anniversary and will appeal more to parents than kids. The book was compiled from the Schulz museum and family archives and contains photographs, booklets, prints, and comic strips. It also documents the evolution of characters like Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. The merchandise shown in the book demonstrates the comic’s cultural influence and social impact over the years.
Peanuts: You Can Be Anything! – This book is a great one for younger kids (older too) that, through Snoopy and his friends, you can become anything you want to be.