THE PEANUTS GANG: BOOK ‘EM THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
IN CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS ON TV FOR A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
Hard as it is to believe, but this year marks the 50th annual airing of A Charlie Brown Christmas!
To celebrate the occasion, ABC will air the special twice: Tuesday, December 2 at 8:30PM ET/PT and Tuesday, December 16 at 8:00PM ET/PT. Meanwhile, Peanuts Worldwide is offering a host of great holiday books guaranteed to get you in the mood for the big television anniversary.
GIFT SET #1:
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: THE MAKING OF A TRADITION
This lushly illustrated tribute to the television classic takes readers behind-the-scenes of the Peanuts holiday special. Including the script of A Charlie Brown Christmas, more than 200 full-color pieces of original animation art, Vince Guaraldi’s original score, and a look at the making of feature from producer Lee Mendelson and original animator, the late Bill Melendez, fans of Charles M. Schulz, the Peanuts gang, and A Charlie Brown Christmas will treasure this beautiful keepsake volume for years to come.
Available at amazon.com and major book stores nationwide for $19.99.
I grew up watching Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. I especially love the cartoon, A Charlie Brown Christmas! So, this is a real treat for my blog to offer you so many great books to read, buy, and possibly win! This book is the perfect gift for someone who grew up watching the Christmas movie! With attention to detail, skits, sketches, and dialogue from the actual movie, the Peanuts fan will love this book! It’s very well made and gives a behind the scenes look to the movie!
BE JOYFUL BOOK
This charming little book filled with Peanuts inspirational wisdom is the perfect stocking stuffer! The book highlights the simple joys of friends, life and goodwill through a collection of heart-warming quotes and illustrations from the Peanuts classic comics. Available at amazon.com or wherever books are sold for $7.95.
This is definitely the perfect gift for someone who loves to read little quotes from the Peanuts gang! It’s quite colorful with simple quotes from your favorite characters, that will definitely make you smile and feel a bit nostalgic, too!
GIFT SET #2:
PEANUTS: A SCANIMATION BOOK BY RUFUS BUTLER SEDER
Charlie Brown and the football, Snoopy’s happy dance, Schroeder at his toy piano—cherished characters and iconic moments come to life through the magic of Scanimation. Created by Rufus Butler Seder, an inventor, artist, and filmmaker fascinated by antique optical toys, Scanimation is a state-of-the-art six-phase animation process that combines the “persistence of vision” principle with a striped acetate overlay to give the illusion of movement. It harkens back to the old magical days of the kinetoscope, and the effect is astonishing, like a video without a screen. It is Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts—funny and wise and beloved, forever a part of our lives—like you’ve never seen before. Available for $14.95 at workman.com, amazon.com, Powell’s Books, Barnes and Noble, and independent book stores nationwide.
This is the kind of book that any little reader will love! The scanimation design is pre-electronics, but still is just as entertaining. With a little storyline, each page has the scanimation that gives movement to each character and scene. It’s a hard book that is a great size for small hands. It’s a book that will be a great introduction in to the Peanuts gang, which will be a childhood favorite for your own little one, too!
BEST FRIENDS PLAY-A-SOUND BOOK AND CUDDLY SNOOPY
This play-a-sound book comes with its own adorable mini-Snoopy plush—essentially making it two gifts for the price of one! Aimed at the toddler on your list, the book spotlights the topic of best friends from the Peanuts point-of-view and features three buttons that highlight a different sound from the story when you press them. Available for $11.99 at Toys R Us or wherever books are sold.
Any little child will love this book! With coordinating buttons to cue each page, your little reader will love to hear the sounds form the Peanuts Gang! Along with a plush, stuffed Snoopy, this will be a great treat for little ones! The book is small enough for little hands, hard pages to prevent bending and tearing, and the sounds really encourage the reader to look for sight words and press the button to hear the sounds. This is an excellent book that will make a great gift for any occasion!
GIFT SET #3:
GOOD GRIEF, IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY!
The Peanuts gang believes in “growing up without growing old” and that’s the message behind this hilarious book filled with famous celebrity quotes paired with artwork from the classic Peanuts comic strip. Among the celebrities quoted are George Burns, Mae West, Audrey Hepburn, and of course, Charles M. Schulz himself! Perfect for anyone on your list celebrating a birthday in December and beyond. Available at Target or wherever books are sold for $9.66.
This book is perfect for any person, as you celebrate that special birthday! I love the quotes that correspond with each Peanuts character. Each quote makes you smile, laugh, reminisce, and will definitely make a great birthday gift for a loved one!
CLASSIC PEANUTS PAINT-BY-NUMBER KIT
For the budding artist, The Classic Peanuts Paint-by-Number Kit provides everything you need to make five paintings of iconic Peanuts moments. From a group shot of Charlie Brown and the gang to Snoopy as Joe Cool, bring the charm and nostalgia of the classic comic to the canvas. Inside the box, you’ll find five paint-by-number canvases and stands, 10 acrylic paints, paintbrush, and a book exploring the comic’s great moments. Available for $15.25 at Barnes and Noble or wherever books are sold.
This is the gift that is perfect for any person that loves to paint! I was quite impressed with the quality of the paper, which has numbers corresponding with the paints. Of course, any artist can deviate from the suggestions! I also love the little book enclosed! This makes a great gift for the artist in your life! After each page is painted, the hard back pictures can easily be framed!
We all love Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang, especially if you are child of the 80’s/90’s. However, this is a fantastic way to introduce your beloved cartoon characters to your own children, grandchildren, friends, students, etc. Books in the Burbs is quite excited to introduce these fantastic gift ideas, as well as offer a few giveaways!
US entries only.
When you fill out the form, your information doesn’t appear on my blog. It is sent to me directly. The 3 winners chosen will have their addresses sent directly to the publisher, who will mail the gift sets directly.
Giveaway ends December 18, 2014.