Charlie Brown: POW!: A Peanuts Collection
Poor Charlie Brown! No matter what he does, he just can’t seem to catch, throw, or avoid being hit by a baseball while out on the field. Fans of the Peanuts comic, created by Charles Schulz, knows that some of the strip’s best scenes and jokes take place on the field. Although POW! A Peanuts Collection is geared specifically for kids, this collection of comics also includes an extra section with fun facts and activities that will interest comic fans of any age. Get this fun book for yourself or introduce the humor of Charles Schulz’s work to a whole new generation.
The featured cool activities and facts are related to baseball and comic strips. A diagram shows readers the nine different positions in baseball using Peanuts characters (with Charlie Brown as the pitcher, of course!). There is a brief description about the responsibilities each team member takes on while playing ball. Have fun with instructions on how to make your own sports pennant and “Take Me Out to the Ballpark Field Mix” (use pretzel sticks, mini marshmallows, cereal and peanuts). Kids and adults will love reading fun facts about Charles Schulz and Peanuts. Did you know Schulz drew 17,897 comic strips throughout his career? Readers will even learn about how comics can reflect real life! The included poster will look great displayed on any wall. Along one side of the book’s pages are drawings of a baseball. When you quickly turn the pages, you can see the baseball move – an instant flipbook! Young kids who love comics, the Peanuts gang, or are interested in baseball will delights in the humor of the world and characters created by Charles Schulz.
Charles M. Schulz
Andrews McMeel Publishing