- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Henry Holt; 1st edition (June 1968)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0030684250
- ISBN-13: 978-0030684258
- Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 1.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,432,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What's It All About, Charlie Brown? Peanuts Kids Look at America Today Hardcover – June, 1968
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Top Customer Reviews
I never realised that Snoopy lying on the doghouse was actually a church, that Linus was a Christ figure, etc. holding the bastion of redneck Baptist morals high. I just thought it was a somewhat charming in a kitchy Bil Keane kind of way comic strip.
Add some anti-hippie and anti-liberal rants about how the kids play baseball and go to church like normal American kids, instead of smoking banana peels and tripping out to "Mellow Yellow", etc. and you have one of the most inadvertently hysterical books I've ever read.
One intersting aspect of this book is the inclusion of some brief essays serving as scaffolding for cartoons. One segment discusses how the Peants' characters responds to problems. They illustrate with Linus' theory of "runism." Linus observes that "I don't like to face problems head on." He continues two panels later--"This is a distinct philosophy of mine." Final panel: "No problem is so big or so complicated that it can't be run away from!"
A clever volume, with brief essays illustrrated by a specific cartoon from the Peanuts' comic strips. Thoroughly enjoyable.
We've had spaghetti at our house three times this month.