A limited deluxe edition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning holiday television special starring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and all their friends includes stickers and a sturdy slipcase. - (Baker & Taylor)
Charlie Brown is determined to discover the real meaning of Christmas in this classic story. Snoopy and the rest of the PEANUTS gang join in to help their friend uncover true holiday spirit.
Charlie Brown Christmas™, the Emmy® and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz has warmed the hearts of millions since it first aired on television fifty years ago. Celebrate the special PEANUTS anniversary with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and friends in this limited deluxe edition that comes with stickers.
- (Perseus Publishing
Publishers Weekly Reviews
This abbreviated version of the holiday cartoon, beloved to nostalgic adults and kids alike, gets the pop-up treatment. All the key elements are here: Charlie Brown's rescue of the scraggliest tree on the lot; Linus's monologue about the true meaning of Christmas, and a closing chorus of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing." The paper construction (Snoopy sends Charlie Brown tumbling in an early scene; later, Charlie Brown spins as he calls for quiet on the set) is nifty, though matching the magic of the original is a tall order. Ages 4–8. (Sept.)
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School Library Journal Reviews
K-Gr 4—Back in the day, it wasn't Christmas until "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was shown on TV. This pop-up adaptation follows the original pretty faithfully. The illustrations are fine, and the pop-up and movable elements are simple. Still, it somehow lacks the charm of the television production—possibly because it doesn't include the voices of the child actors who embodied each character so perfectly. While it's sturdier in construction than many of the elaborate pop-up titles that have been released in recent years, it's still too fragile for repeated usage.—Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library
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