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I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown! (Peanuts) Paperback – October 5, 2004


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 8 years
  • Series: Peanuts
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Little Simon (October 5, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689868863
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689868863
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,004,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By csm TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 27, 2005
Format: Paperback
The previous review must be for something else - Rerun doesn't throw his shoes in this story. Sounds like she's got it confused with a video. Just thought that needed clarification.

Anyway, in this episode, Rerun is introduced into the gang as Linus and Lucy's baby brother who desperately wants a dog for Christmas. However, his mother thinks that dogs are too much trouble and doesn't want one. Lucy says the same thing. So, Rerun goes over to Charlie Brown's house and asks if his dog could come out for basketball. Snoopy dashes out of the house, shoots a couple of baskets, passes it to Rerun then goes back in. When Rerun asks if he will come out to just play with cookies as a reward, Snoopy obliges and plays all day with him. Rerun has an idea when Snoopy gets a letter from his brother Spike - have Spike come to visit and be his dog. Spike comes and has a great time with Rerun, Linus and Lucy. Lucy acts as nurse when she decides that Spike is just too thin and needs to be fed milkshakes. Afterwards, they play all day and have a glorious time - Spike even brings a cactus with him as a reminder of his home. However, once again, Rerun's mother says that Spike cannot stay so off Spike goes to the desert to live once again. In order to take Rerun's mind off of the dog, Lucy has signed him up for a part in the Christmas play. He remembers his line, which talks about the real meaning of Christmas, and thus Rerun learns that it isn't about what you do or do not get for Christmas - it is about the birth of the Christ child. After that, Rerun realizes what the meaning of the season is and is quite happy.

This book has been a great hit in our house and is read nightly. I highly recommend this one!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Healthy Veggie Girl on April 1, 2005
Format: Paperback
The original Charles Schulz would roll over in his grave if he saw how they have butchered his beloved "Peanuts" gang. This was painful to watch and, more importantly, it teaches children bad lessons, i.e. when rerun throws his shoe at a dog and calls him a stupid dog, which he admits that he is "running out of shoes" (because he does this all the time), when they just leave Spike on the side of the road when they decide they don't want him anymore...there were so many more incidents like these and these are certainly not things we want to teach to children. The plot, or lack thereof, and poor dialogue is also confusing to children...and adults alike. Please spend your money elsewhere.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Erika Sorocco on October 13, 2004
Format: Paperback
Christmas is here, and Lucy and Linus's younger brother Rerun wants nothing more than a dog of his own for the holiday. One who will play with him, and keep him company when there's no one else around. Rerun knows that he can't have Snoopy. After all, Snoopy is Charlie Brown's dog. So he asks Snoopy's brother Spike to stay with him. Rerun is having a fantastic time with Spike, until his Mother, who thinks dogs are too dirty, tells Spike to go back home to the desert. Now Rerun just knows that his Christmas is over. After all, Christmas is boring if you don't get the present that you truly want.

Charles M. Schulz has done an amazing job with I WANT A DOG FOR CHRISTMAS, CHARLIE BROWN! for he has incorporated Rerun into the Peanuts gang, a character who has not been seen in past comic strips. The story is sweet, and teaches about the true meaning of Christmas, while the illustrations are wonderful, and show the Peanuts gang doing all kinds of fun things in celebration of Christmas. Overall this is a wonderful new holiday story to add to the Peanuts collection that will be loved by children, as well as their parents who will remember Charlie Brown from when they were children.

Erika Sorocco

Book Review Columnist for The Community Bugle Newspaper
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