For some reason, I’ve had this idea that just because I’ve watched two Charlie Brown episodes, I know all about the characters and stories. #delusional
So, when I saw this book of selected cartoons from Charlie Brown I thought, “I don’t need this. I know everything that I need to know about Charlie Brown.” But then I stopped to flip through the book and found myself nearly halfway through it and decided to buy it and laugh over it on a long summer’s day outside in my happy spot with my toes in the sun, yessiree.
Sure the kids call each other names. Sure they often reach bizarre conclusions. But they’re rip-roaring hilarious and the illustrations just make them ten times funnier.
[Halloween is mentioned, as are Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. Neither of the latter appear in the book.]
Conclusion. I love getting little tastes of cultural phenomena. And I’ll be looking for more Charlie Brown books. :)
Review © 2015 Laura Verret