Peanuts Graphic Novel for Kids

If you’re a Peanuts fan, you already know that the beloved characters are some of the worlds greatest philosophers. Now, the Peanuts gang is back in their first graphic novel for kids, Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, based on the work of PEANUTS creator Charles M. Schulz, good for both kids and adults.

After reading the book, I totally agree with the title, Happiness is a Warm Blanket!

In this story, Linus, just can’t part from his beloved blanket, even knowing his Gramma is coming to make him give it up.

The other characters try to assist Linus in losing the blanket habit. Lucy buries his blanket. Charlie Brown suggests finding substitutes. Snoopy steals it. We feel Linus’ angst as he searches for his buried blanket, can’t find a suitable substitute, and races after Snoopy.

Graphic Novels for Kids

Graphic Novels for Kids
© 2011 Peanuts Worldwide LLC

Even when Linus finally tells his Gramma this, she still makes him hand over the blanket. “Gramma, I know you’re against kids carrying blankets. I know you want me to give it up now. But I want to say something . . . I need this blanket. It’s the only real security I have . . . Remember the last time you were here, and you drank 32 cups of coffee? . . .  Perhaps your drinking 32 cups of coffee was not unlike my need for a security blanket . . .

Luckily, Linus has planned well and tricks his Gramma with a dish towel.

Throughout the graphic novel are familiar, favorite scenarios. One is Lucy expressing her love for Schroeder, only to be rebuffed yet again. Remember that? They end with Lucy saying, “I’ll never get married.” Another favorite interaction is Sally calling Linus her “sweet babboo.” Which he hates!

My favorite zen moment comes from Pigpen – the only one of all of them (us) who is happy with himself. “I have affixed to me the dirt of countless ages . . . Who am I to disturb history?”

Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown is written by original creator Charles M. Schulz and adapted by his son, Craig Schulz, and Stephan Pastis, with art by Bob Scott, Vicki Scott and Ron Zorman. 

Watch the YouTube trailer for the Happiness is a Warm Blanket DVD. See the new iPad app — Happiness Is . . . now is available as an app.

Graphic Novels for Kids
© 2011 Peanuts Worldwide LLC

Happiness is a Special PEANUTS Post-Con Giveaway!

Enter to win an exclusive Comic-Con PEANUTS tee (sizes based on availability), an autographed copy of the Con exclusive edition of our Happiness is a Warm Blanket graphic novel (signed by illustrators Bob and Vicki Scott and Andy Beall), and a collection of “Reunite” collectible pins. What better way to celebrate “The Year of Happiness Is…,” as the PEANUTS gang has named 2011! Join the Happiness Is party by helping Snoopy reach 850,000 likes at www.facebook.com/snoopy and by making videos documenting what “Happiness Is” to you. Follow PEANUTS on Twitter  [@snoopy] and send a link to your video for a chance to be featured.

TO ENTER

Comment below with your favorite Peanuts character to enter the giveaway. Winner will be selected with a random drawing. (Imagination Soup’s official giveaway rules.) U.S. and Canada only please. Deadline for entering is August 15, 2011, 11:59 EST. No purchase necessary. Sponsored by PEANUTS Worldwide LLC.

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*I was sent a review of this book. My opinion of the book is my own.

All images © 2011 Peanuts Worldwide LLC.

  • Renee G

    I’m a big fan of Lucy.
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  • Renee G

    I am following Peanuts on twitter (@rsgrandinetti)
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  • Renee G

    I like Snoopy of FB (Renee Grandinetti)
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  • Michelle Kercheval

    Charlie Brown is the greatest. He is so lovable!

  • Jaimie

    I like Linus…all my kids have blankets! :)

  • Julianna

    Snoopy is my favorite…My first grade classroom theme is Peanuts, with lots of Snoopy stuff. Happiness is…First Grade!

  • Jaime

    Snoopy is my favorite Peanuts character but I have a special place in my heart for Linus too! :)

  • Jaime

    I also “liked” Snoopy on Facebook (have done for awhile).

  • Jaime

    I followed @snoopy on twitter (@DonniesLadyJ)

  • Jaime

    I already “liked” Imagination Soup on Facebook :)

  • Brenda Roach

    Liked on FB & following on twitter (@magicboo)…myvfavorite character is Linus

  • Christen

    I just love Woodstock!!!!

  • http://scotthenricksart.blogspot.com Scott Henricks

    My favorite character is Snoopy! He was the first character I could draw by heart. I love his battles with the Red Baron and his adventures with Woodstock!

  • http://scotthenricksart.blogspot.com Scott Henricks

    Of course I liked Snoopy on Facebook!

  • http://scotthenricksart.blogspot.com Scott Henricks

    I also liked Imagination Soup on Facebook!

  • http://scotthenricksart.blogspot.com Scott Henricks

    I’m following Snoopy on Twitter! How awesome is that?

  • http://www.erichaynes.wordpress.com Eric Haynes

    I don’t know how to choose a favorite!! Arrrggghhh!! Snoopy…no, Linus….no Charlie Brown. I’d have to say…Snoopy (maybe).

  • http://www.littlemissmachete.ca Marcela Vargas – LittleMissMachete

    My favourite is Pigpen!!! and his dusty trail.

  • http://www.regardingbaby.org Lisa Sunbury

    I like Imagination Soup on Facebook.

  • http://www.regardingbaby.org Lisa Sunbury

    I am following snoopy on twitter!

  • http://www.regardingbaby.org Lisa Sunbury

    I liked Snoopy on Facebook too!

  • http://www.regardingbaby.org Lisa Sunbury

    I really love Woodstock, tiny little scrap, who says little, but has big personality and determination, and is a good friend to Snoopy.

  • evic

    Big fan of Linus!

  • Jaimie

    I like Imagination Soup on FB! :)

  • http://rundesroom.blogspot.com Jennifer Runde

    Lucy is my favourite. :)

  • http://rundesroom.blogspot.com Jennifer Runde

    I now follow you on facebook, too.

  • Kathy C

    Pigpen!

  • http://TheFlashlightReader Alanna Shaw

    I’m following Peanuts on Twitter.

  • http://www.aFlashlightReader.blogspot.com Alanna Shaw

    My favorite character is Snoopy. I just love his little dance and Red Baron routine.

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  • Robin

    Sally is my favorite character. My daughter and her boyfriend (and yes they are teenagers!) dressed up like Sally and Linus the first Halloween they were dating. Now they both collect Sally and Linus “stuff”, from books to clothes to Christmas decorations. As she packs for her freshman year in college, I see many of those items going into her “take with me” boxes!

  • Linda

    Snoopy – so wise!

  • Janas

    Snoopy because he is the cutest character and he so creative like the Red Barron dance or his doghouse as a World War airplane!

  • Janas

    I like Snoopy on Facebook

  • Janas

    Followed Peanuts on Twitter

  • Janas

    and last I liked Imagination Soup on Facebook

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  • http://practicalfrugality.blogspot.com Karen

    Snoopy is my favorite;)

  • http://practicalfrugality.blogspot.com Karen

    I like Snoopy on FB

  • http://practicalfrugality.blogspot.com Karen

    I follow Peanuts on Twitter @kappavelvit

  • http://practicalfrugality.blogspot.com Karen

    I like Imagination Soup on Facebook

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  • Michelle Nero

    Woodstock rocks! Love the “happiness is . . .” book!

  • http://www.the-writing-bug.blogspot.com Kerrie Flanagan

    I love Snoopy. I especially loves when he laughs!

  • Patricia

    I love Lucy!

  • Patricia

    I follow Peanuts (@Snooopy) on Twitter.

  • Patricia

    I like Snoopy on FB!

  • Patricia

    I like Imagination Soup on FB!

  • Wehaf

    Peppermint Patty!

  • Rita M

    My favorite would have to be Snoopy.

  • Rita M

    I follow @snoopy on Twitter – @4emsmom

  • http://litlad.blogspot.com Holly

    How did I miss this at Comic-Con? My son is a Linus look-alike, complete with blanket. My favorite is Lucy, though.

  • suzume

    Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, I’m the Charlie Browniest. So he is my favourite… But I like Lucy as well…

  • Sarah

    I love Woodstock!

  • Tena

    Linus was always my favorite.

  • http://ifuwerehere.com Cheryl Hornung

    I LOVE Snoopy, and I want a dog!

  • Dawna

    I love Snoopy! (Charlie Brown is cooler than he knows, too.)

  • http://wakeboardingmama.blogspot.com Katrina

    I just love Violet!

  • Melissa

    Favorite Peanuts character is Snoopy:)
    jdavisfam04@gmail.com

  • http://shopannies.blogspot.com angie
  • http://shopannies.blogspot.com angie

    like snoopy on facebook
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  • http://shopannies.blogspot.com angie

    like peanuts on facebook
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  • http://www.bluerosesheart.blogspot.com Bluerose

    Snoopy is my favorite!

  • Janet F

    I like Charlie Brown.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Janet F

    i like Snoopy on FB – Janet Fri

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Janet F

    I follow Peanuts on Twitter – Janetfaye

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  • http://www.heckofabunch6.com Terra Heck

    My favorite is Pigpen. Thanks.
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  • Mark S

    My favorite is Linus. Growing up I had a poster on my wall that I still quote of Linus saying “No problem is so big or so complicated that it can’t be run away from.”

  • Renee

    I love Lucy!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  • Renee

    I like Snoopy on Facebook. Username: Fatty Bumpkins

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  • Kevin

    SNOOPY ALL THE WAY!!

  • http://gdwessel.com Geoffrey D. Wessel

    I follow @snoopy, and yes, Snoopy was always my favorite. Even if I live a Charlie Brown life.

  • April

    Pig-pen. He is who he is and doesn’t change himself for anybody.

  • Buddy

    Snoopy! I like them all,but Snoopy is my fav.

  • Shannon Curran

    My favorite is Snoopy :)

  • Shannon Curran

    I “like” Snoopy on Facebook!

  • Shannon Curran

    I “like” Imagination Soup on FB!

  • Shannon Curran

    I follow Peanuts on twitter!

    twitter.com/shannoncurran

  • April

    Pig-pen!!!

    I follow Peanuts on twitter: twitter.com/minniebones

  • http://www.lovingheartdesigns.com June

    My favorite is Snoopy. I had many stuffed toys of him when I was a young girl. Thanks. gahome2mom/a/gmail/d/com

  • http://www.lovingheartdesigns.com June

    Tweeted @luvnheartdesign Thanks. gahome2mom/a/gmail/d/com

  • http://www.lovingheartdesigns.com June

    snoopy Thanks. gahome2mom/a/gmail/d/com

  • http://www.lovingheartdesigns.com June

    peanuts on Twitter @luvnheartdesign Thanks. gahome2mom/a/gmail/d/com

  • http://www.lovingheartdesigns.com June

    Imagination Soup on FB June Thanks. gahome2mom/a/gmail/d/com

  • http://www.melissanorthway.com Melissa Northway

    How fun! I LOVE Charlie Brown and his friends! My favorite is Snoopy though – had a stuffed Snoopy when I was little that I carried around with me everyone! Still get all warm and fuzzy inside when I see Snoopy =) I liked Snoopy, Liked Imagination Soup, and follow on twitter.

  • http://lostartemily.blogspot.com/ emily

    Linus, love linus…my three boys just got so into peanuts…they would LOVE this!

  • http://lostartemily.blogspot.com/ emily

    following peanuts (thanks for the suggestion!) @ekbreaux on twitter

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