A Great collection, I have all the books from the 1950s to 1990 and eagerly am awaiting the rest of the collection. (last strip came in 2000). You really can't go wrong with Peanuts, intelligent and fun humor it will simultaneously take you back to your own childhood and take you deeper into the experiences of Schulz's life. These characters are icons, and the humor/art is a template that many others have tried to emulate and only a few can pull off. Snoopy could have easily been considered "jumping the shark" in the hands of a lesser cartoonist, but in Schulz's hands its a stroke of genius. A bit sad at times, but always clever, anyone who enjoys comic strips and wants to make life a little better needs to own these books. They have definitely been a bright spot in my life. and I look forward to passing them down to my own kids some day....a great way to do something as a family. Either by sharing the books or reading them aloud, the characters jump off the page, and the writing will have you looking deeper into your own psyche and laughing at the same time.