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This is a must have,
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Finally we can see how it al began for Chuck and the gang. This book is the first of 20 that will reprint for the first time all 17,897 'Peanuts' Dallies and Sundays. This covers the first two years. Although ignores the earlier 'Lil'Folks' which first introduces Patty, Charlie Brown and a puppy much like Snoopy. These are reprinted in 'Peanuts the art of Charles Shultz'.
There are some differences between the early 'Peanuts' here and the later ones. For a start both Linus and Lucy debut as babies. Snoopy is a curious puppy, and some characters who later vanish have starring roles. Sharmy, Patty and Violet had all vanished by the end of the `70's (Patty is different to Peppermint Patty who didn't arrive until 1966). But the feel of the strip is there from day one.
Important event's in the book are Charlie Browns first attempts at kicking the football (but it is Violet and not Lucy who holds it for him. Pulling away because she fears that Charlie will kick her hand) Schroder learns Piano in a day, and Snoopy thinks his first words.
I personally can't wait till the next book, and will keep on buying till I have the whole lot!