Book Review: 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.

The first Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts cartoon ran sixty years ago; October 2nd, 1950, to be exact. Since then, Peanuts fans have been savoring every tidbit of Charlie Brown and Lucy wisdom and memorabilia. The truly unique collection features high-quality reproductions of Peanuts items that even diehard aficionados have never seen: sketches, comics, and photographs; removable features including film cells, stickers, and artwork suitable for framing. For Peanuts fans, this oversized, slip-cased hardcover is the gift of the season.

This has to be one of the neatest books I’ve ever looked though.  It’s filled with so many removable features including stickers, letters, reprints, song book, cook book, trading cards, etc. 

This book is a must have for anyone who is a lover of Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts comic strip. There is so much detail put into this book, it’s filled with information on the comic strip, its characters and the author Charles Schulz. A very well done, high quality book.

Rating: 5 Stars

Source: From Publisher for Review