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Book Review: I’m Not Your Sweet Babboo! by Charles M. Schulz

I’m Not Your Sweet Babboo!Peanuts Snoopy Peppermint Patty Sweet Babboo
by Charles M. Schulz
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Comics & Graphic Novels , Middle Grade
Paperback, 176 pages
Series: Peanuts Kids (Book 10)
Published March 13th 2018 by Andrews McMeel Publishing (first published 1983)

Book Description:

Pick up a glass of milk, curl up with your security blanket, and enjoy the timeless brilliance of Peanuts in this new collection of comic strips!

Everyone’s favorite classic characters are back: Peppermint Patty enrolls in a private school to end her academic troubles—only to discover she’s just graduated from obedience school. Linus finds himself entangled in a love triangle (and stuck on top of a snow-covered roof). And Charlie Brown runs away from the law and becomes a vagrant baseball coach.

The Peanuts crew is lovable, popular, and charming, but please whatever you do, don’t call Linus “My Sweet Babboo!”

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My Thoughts:

This collection manages to be both classic and current at the same time with ease. Humor shines through as always in Schulz’s comics. Schulz manages to convey so much of life experiences with these few boxes of drawn up characters and a couple of lines of dialog (monologues as well!).

Watching Snoopy fight with that neighboring cat and Peppermint Patty at obedience school as well as every other included comic strip will not fail to make you smile. And if you want to make a paper helicopter at the end of it all, well, you can do that as well with the instructions included in this book. A color republication of an earlier edition, this book is the perfect pick-me-upper for all those times you need a, well, pick-me-up!

I enjoyed every bit of it, as did the kids. We all have been enjoying reading the Peanuts comic strips in our Sunday newspaper for as long as I can remember, and this book provides all that enjoyment in one cool collection – some familiar and many new as well. There are also so many life lessons imparted through these pages that make me say ‘ I need to do this ‘, like the one below inspiring me to get out and do more (sadly,  in my case, I often listen to my feet :))

snoopy life lessons peanuts

and that snarky, quirky sense of humor that totally appeals to me:

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Rating: A
Reading Level: 7 – 12 years (all ages!!)
Reread Level: A

Thank you to NetGalley for a digital RC of the book. The opinions are fully mine(ours!) and totally overdue in this case 🙂

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Suggested Activities:

Make a paper helicopter using the instructions provided in the book!

Go out of doors like the many pages in the book suggest. And if you want to make it an outing, and live in and around Santa Rosa, visit the Schulz Museum. This one has been on my must-visit list for over a decade now, and it is a two hour drive for us. I know I will be visiting this soon (maybe this Thanksgiving). This year, they are celebrating the Year of the Dog. The museum survived the fires that swept the area last year. Sadly, his home in the area did not:(

Schulz Museum

Question to you, dear readers: Have you read the comics in the newspaper, or the books, or watched the TV specials? Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments, I would love to hear..


Writing this post as a series for the Ultimate Blog Challenge and Write 31 Days.  31 Days, 31 Books! This is for Day Fourteen (and I need to catch up on the 10th day, as well as days 15 and 16, which would have been today’s post – those will be up soon, hopefully)

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