The Peanuts Book and Be More Snoopy books giveaway!

Published By Alexandra Heilbron on Oct 07, 2020

The Peanuts Book As Thanksgiving approaches, we have a lot to be thankful for and two new books that released last month will help remind you of that, in addition to brightening your day as you read them. DK has provided us with two copies of each book to give away to our readers.

Be More Snoopy is a hardcover book (13.67 x 1.24 x 18.57 cm) that retails for $12.99. You can read it all at once or use each message as your daily inspiration. Snoopy reminds us to Embrace Daily Life, Try New Things, Value Yourself Highly, Show Your Joy and more as he keeps the blues away with the power of positivity. This book has the answer to the question: "What would Snoopy do?"

Snoopy is one of the favorite characters in the Peanuts comics, but it all started with Charlie Brown, as you'll discover in The Peanuts Book: A Visual History of the Comic Strip (hardcover, 23.65 x 1.96 x 28.42 cm, Retail: $39.00). In fact, creator Charles M. Schulz suggested the name Charlie Brown for the strip when it debuted in 1950, but the newspaper syndicate decided it would be called Peanuts. Schulz worried that people would wonder what that referred to (I have to admit, I wondered about the name when I was small and just referred to it as Charlie Brown), but the syndicate said "Peanuts" was meant to suggest small children.

The earlier strips that show Charlie Brown and friends as very young children are especially cute, while Snoopy is still a puppy who still walks on all fours.

The Peanuts Book: A Visual History of the Comic Strip gives readers a timeline of how the strip evolved with plenty of examples, as well as merchandise and collectibles that were available over the years. It also gives a look at Schulz's life and devotes a section to each character, some of whom you may not remember because they didn't resonate with readers and so weren't around for long. Charlotte Braun, anyone?

Themes are also explored, such as Charlie Brown's constant struggle to keep his kites out of kite-eating trees; Snoopy's happy dance; Linus and The Great Pumpkin; Lucy's Psychiatric Booth; and Snoopy as a WWI flying ace. For diehard fans, there was even a catchy hit song in 1966 called "Snoopy vs. The Red Baron." And who doesn't watch A Charlie Brown Christmas each year?

Basically, the book has something on every aspect of Charles M. Schulz and his unforgettable comic strip and characters. You'll have hours of enjoyment pouring over each detail of the book.

For a chance to win, just tell us below which character is your favorite and why. We'll choose two lucky winners who will get copies of both The Peanuts Book and Be More Snoopy.

Thank you to DK for offering us the opportunity to share these with you! ~Alexandra Heilbron

This contest is now closed. Emails have been sent to the two winners and we will post their names as soon as they have responded.

Comments & Discussion

  1. John • 10/7/2020 2:56:20 PM

    Snoopy is just a cool character.

  2. Maritess S • 10/7/2020 3:41:50 PM

    My favourite is Charlie Brown because he is friendly and is a gentle-hearted character.

  3. nicky • 10/7/2020 4:07:13 PM

    My fave is Linus, because he's a cutie.

  4. Constantine • 10/7/2020 5:03:44 PM

    Linus because of the "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," Halloween Special.

  5. Ross Murray • 10/7/2020 5:16:19 PM

    That darn dog is an absolutely irresistible character. All of them are interesting, but Snoopy is a standout.

  6. Patti St. Laurent • 10/8/2020 4:18:00 AM

    I love all of the characters but I love Snoopy as he has the most to say (in his thoughts) & actions considering we think a dog doesn't understand. But I also love Charlie Brown only because once, I feel he deserves to have happiness & I love him in the Christmas Special!

  7. Lisa Mihalovics • 10/8/2020 7:18:40 AM

    Snnopy! He has an interesting way of using the roof of his doghouse: it is his bed, his desk and the place he chats with Woodstock.

  8. JARED DENISON • 10/8/2020 8:00:32 AM

    This frontline healthcare worker likes Snoopy as he is very loyal and resourceful. I have been a fan since I was a wee kid and my parents bought me Snoopy as the Red Baron border for my bedroom.

  9. Debbie Smith • 10/8/2020 9:39:56 AM

    I liked Peppermint Pattie! I was a Tom Boy just like her!

  10. Tom Do • 10/8/2020 9:45:32 AM

    Woodstock is my cat's meow (my cat does not eat bird, of any kind).

  11. Maja Testani • 10/8/2020 9:52:07 AM

    My favourite character is Snoopy, its comical that the nerd Charlie Brown has a cool dog Snoopy, and how they display Snoopy's animations makes me laugh, afterall everyone loves snoopy.

  12. Terri • 10/8/2020 9:56:44 AM

    Although I love all the characters if I had to pick one I would have to go with Snoopy. Snoopy just brings a smile to my face, whether he is doing the snoopy dance, fighting Red Baron or taking a break with Woodstock he's always fun to watch

  13. Amery D. • 10/8/2020 10:01:16 AM

    Snoopy is my favourite character from Peanuts. The things he does in the comic strips bring a smile to my face. He is so cute with his friend Woodstock too! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  14. CJ • 10/8/2020 10:08:32 AM

    Snoopy. He's my DAWG!

  15. Evelyn D • 10/8/2020 10:15:20 AM

    I've loved Snoopy for as long as I can remember. His happy dance has helped me thorough the dark days of depression. The whole Peanuts script has been an uplifting part of my life.

  16. Joan Grimes • 10/8/2020 10:16:01 AM

    I have to say I love Snoopy the best! His creator is a genius and he is truly delightful character. I still enjoy watching Peanuts and all of the characters, even as an adult - they still make me laugh! Charlie Brown and the gang have stood the test of time - well done!

  17. Sheila Rodger • 10/8/2020 10:28:21 AM

    Rooting for the underdog , I choose Charlie Brown.

  18. Debbie Fedorak • 10/8/2020 10:29:06 AM

    I love all of the characters especially Charlie Brown.

  19. Gwen Collins • 10/8/2020 10:43:38 AM

    I like Lucy as she's not one to take any crap from anyone and generally speaks her mind. And yet, she stilll has heart.

  20. Paul • 10/8/2020 10:47:41 AM

    Snoopy! Just so entertaining and looks like an all round fun dog to be around (almost like a human companion lol).

  21. Lisa Lebeer • 10/8/2020 10:50:23 AM

    The obvious choice is Charlie Brown's Teacher! immortalized by the Wah wah woh wah wah wah woh wha wah sounds she makes. the best!

  22. James • 10/8/2020 10:54:21 AM

    Charlie Brown. You have to be sympathetic of him if he is the only kid of all his friends that gets a rock instead of candy at Halloween.

  23. Ruth Bernardi • 10/8/2020 10:55:18 AM

    I love all the characters but Snoopy is the best.

  24. Heather S • 10/8/2020 10:59:07 AM

    Snoopy because he is the coolest dog in the world!

  25. SJ Maier • 10/8/2020 11:00:10 AM

    Linus is my favourite character because he shows how you can have both strengths (piano playing) and weaknesses (silence) and be the best you can be.

  26. Helen Gregor • 10/8/2020 11:00:41 AM

    My favourite is Snoopy basically because he is my husband's favourite.

  27. SCOTT CORMIER • 10/8/2020 11:02:27 AM

    Schroeder is an under appreciated character who supplies all the music and also tries to use it to "get the ladies"...hahaha

  28. Lucia • 10/8/2020 11:04:03 AM

    My favourite character is Sally because she’s so sweet and insightful. She has such an open imagination

  29. Danny M • 10/8/2020 11:07:52 AM

    Snoopy is such a cool cat......errr dog. Thanks for the opportunity!

  30. Gary • 10/8/2020 11:10:18 AM

    I've always loved Woodstock. He's cute, optimistic and usually has a smile on his face.

  31. Doug Roberts • 10/8/2020 11:12:45 AM

    Snoopy is my favourite character because he can talk to birds!

  32. Don L • 10/8/2020 11:23:00 AM

    Charlie Brown was always my favourite. I love an underdog.

  33. Avi Bendahan • 10/8/2020 11:28:51 AM

    Woodstock - because he's the only one that can consistently talk back to Snoopy and get away with it :-)

  34. CarrieD • 10/8/2020 11:53:52 AM

    I love Snoopy but my all time favorite is Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown is adorable and I think its because he's so misunderstood. He gets so bugged and picked on, but always seem to get back up and move forward. A good example for children who feel down on their luck, picked on or just not good enough. Charlie Brown just gets back up and keeps on going. He has the most wonderful dog in the world too who give us all great laughs. Charlie Brown is timeless.

  35. mike johnston • 10/8/2020 12:24:17 PM

    I think CharlieBrown would be my best friend and being there for all his ups and downs would be such a joy to share!

  36. Ann Marie • 10/8/2020 12:26:57 PM

    Snoopy is my favourite because he makes me smile, he has an amazing happy dance and is everything you would want in a best friend, loyal, honest, direct, sense of humour and can fly a plane!

  37. Christine • 10/8/2020 12:28:36 PM

    For me it would be Snoopy, cos he's just the cutest and funny. I love seeing him do his Happy Dance but even better his love for root beer and pizza! Who needs anything more :)

  38. Wendy • 10/8/2020 12:32:07 PM

    I like Snoopy. He is just so cute.

  39. Lindsey • 10/8/2020 12:35:31 PM

    Is there even a choice? Clearly Snoopy!

  40. Zo • 10/8/2020 12:41:46 PM

    Charlie Brown cause he has unique and honest view of the world and his surrounding...

  41. Kevin Wood • 10/8/2020 12:42:25 PM

    I especially enjoy Snoopy and his creative and wild imagination whose traits I hope get instilled in my new granddaughter!

  42. Giovanna • 10/8/2020 12:49:43 PM

    My favorite character from Peanuts is Snoopy because he is loyal, funny, imaginative and generally a happy dog.

  43. Jared • 10/8/2020 12:53:13 PM

    Linus, because he’s such a good friend!

  44. Louie • 10/8/2020 12:55:08 PM

    Linus is my favorite. "I love mankind... it's people I can't stand."

  45. George Edelstein • 10/8/2020 1:00:13 PM

    Snoopy who, as man's and Charlie Brown's best friend, represents the dreams and imagination and humour that we all wish we--and our dogs--had.

  46. Lynda Cook • 10/8/2020 1:05:57 PM

    I love them all, but I have to say snoopy is my favourite, the antics he does and he sure is one of a kind!!

  47. Carolyn • 10/8/2020 1:18:20 PM

    Snoopy, he’s so smart and clever

  48. Guy Belanger • 10/8/2020 1:19:18 PM

    Woodstock is my favorite.I find him cute and he is the best friend of Snoopy.

  49. Kirsten N • 10/8/2020 1:19:44 PM

    Snoopy because he's such a good dog

  50. KM • 10/8/2020 1:29:18 PM

    Linus, he's always giving his friend great advice.

  51. George Bertwell • 10/8/2020 1:29:57 PM

    Snoopy, is my favorite of all the characters, with Lucy a close second, just nudging Charlie Brown out...

  52. anne woolridge • 10/8/2020 1:30:27 PM

    I love Snoopy cause he not afraid to try anything.

  53. Vivian • 10/8/2020 1:33:47 PM

    Snoopy - I love reading about all his adventures

  54. John Kerby • 10/8/2020 1:36:22 PM

    Snoopy he was always my favorite creatures and fearless just always fun seen him on screen the Sopwith Camel biplane (although to us it looked like his doghouse) with a mission to shoot down the Red Baron.

  55. Deborah C • 10/8/2020 1:38:05 PM

    Charlie Brown because his character is so realistic and relatable in life.

  56. Nicole Worden • 10/8/2020 1:44:47 PM

    Ever since I was a kid, I absolutely love Snoopy. He has the greatest expressions and has so much attitude but gets away with it! I drew Peanuts comic strips when I was young and Snoopy was always featured. He is the coolest dog ever!

  57. isabella • 10/8/2020 1:45:51 PM

    I like Snoopy I love him !!

  58. Andre Leduc • 10/8/2020 2:46:08 PM

    Lucy - just like my wife. she pulls the football at the last minute but still love her :)

  59. roseg • 10/8/2020 2:54:49 PM

    Lucy...because I am a bit of grouch....

  60. Laura • 10/8/2020 3:12:46 PM

    Sally Brown, because she just so cute! (Thinking Santa was a woman named Samantha Claus, etc.)

  61. Madiha.R • 10/8/2020 3:14:02 PM

    Hi my favorite character would be snoopy he makes children laugh. Enjoy watching him .

  62. Shawn Walters • 10/8/2020 3:45:00 PM

    Snoopy. Who doesn't love a dog that sleeps on TOP of his doghouse?

  63. Russ • 10/8/2020 3:52:49 PM

    heyy between Snoopy`s Coolness and Woodstocks Quiet Knowledge it`s a Tie

  64. Monica • 10/8/2020 3:58:23 PM

    My favorite is Woodstock simply because he's adorable.

  65. Dean • 10/8/2020 4:03:26 PM

    My favourite character is Snoopy, he is never afraid to try new things, and he goes on so many adventures.

  66. SHIRLEY BRIAND • 10/8/2020 4:52:44 PM

    Linus dragging his " blankie" is adorable!

  67. Lynda • 10/8/2020 5:26:31 PM

    LOVE all the characters, but I have a soft spot for Linus :) He just seems to do his own thing. Love when he sits in the pumpkin patch waiting for the "Great Pumpkin" ... oh my heart !!!

  68. Nisha • 10/8/2020 5:47:20 PM

    Snoopy - because you just can’t help smiling when you see him 😊

  69. Mandy Rushton • 10/8/2020 6:11:18 PM

    Charlie Brown is my all time favourite Peanuts character as I feel we can all relate to his feeling deflated at times for his efforts!

  70. Roseanne Johnson • 10/8/2020 6:15:51 PM

    My favourite Peanuts character is Snoopy. He is a wonderful, practical, creative, humorous companion to Charlie Brown, Woodstock and the Peanuts team.

  71. Stanley C • 10/8/2020 6:21:32 PM

    Snoopy because he's the coolest dog.

  72. Bob Feniuk • 10/8/2020 6:30:54 PM

    Snoopy is and was always my favourite cartoon character.

  73. Char • 10/8/2020 6:43:18 PM

    Snoopy. He walks to the beat of his own drum and is just so sassy!

  74. Linda • 10/8/2020 6:48:32 PM

    I love Snoopy because he had all the confidence in the world.

  75. Sandra Melanson • 10/8/2020 6:54:21 PM

    Although I love all of the characters, Linus is my favourite. He is so kind to everyone, especially Charlie Brown.

  76. Venesha • 10/8/2020 7:55:28 PM

    My favourite is Charlie Brown because no matter what how many times he's laughed at, bullied, hated on he always continues to try. When I think of how many times he could've given up and lash out he still believes their are good in people and tries his best to make them happy.

  77. Debbie Thiel • 10/8/2020 7:57:23 PM

    I love Woodstock - he’s so funny

  78. Cascadia Prime • 10/8/2020 8:31:06 PM

    Snoopy has to be the hands-down favourite! Who doesn't a Renaissance dog? I love that he's a writer too.

  79. Cascadia Prime • 10/8/2020 8:31:27 PM

    Snoopy has to be the hands-down favourite! Who doesn't love a Renaissance dog? I love that he's a writer too.

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  81. maria forster • 10/8/2020 8:47:07 PM

    Where's the Red Baron???

  82. carmen forster • 10/8/2020 8:49:38 PM

    In life it's not where you go, it's who you travel...

  83. Nancy • 10/8/2020 8:51:26 PM

    I love Linus! His dedication to the great pumpkin is the best!

  84. suzie abdo • 10/8/2020 8:52:31 PM

    "If they respect you, respect them. If they disrespect you, still respect them. Do not allow the actions of others to decrease your good manners, because you represent yourself, not others. "

  85. contessa crystal • 10/8/2020 8:54:40 PM

    ' No matter how stressed you are, remember how blessed you are. '

  86. Dave Zed • 10/8/2020 8:56:09 PM

    Charlie Brown because despite being regularly mistreated and judged by the other kids, he still maintains his hopeful and positive outlook. I have always found that inspiring and something to strive for in my own life.

  87. Mike Stork • 10/8/2020 9:10:51 PM

    Tough to decide, Snoopy as the World War I flying ace is my favourite.

  88. Lawrence S • 10/8/2020 9:16:44 PM

    Snoopy, because without him we wouldn't have Snoop Dogg!

  89. Jeanette Y • 10/8/2020 9:28:46 PM

    Snoopy is the coolest dog who can do a fun dance!

  90. Eliot • 10/8/2020 10:28:23 PM

    Charlie, he always picks himself up moves on with life.

  91. Florence M • 10/8/2020 10:29:39 PM

    Love Schroeder as he is a classical pianist. Have to have class.

  92. Janna M • 10/8/2020 10:35:43 PM

    For my 3rd birthday, 50 years ago, the plates and cups were Snoopy. I love all of the characters but, Snoopy has always been my favourite. There is nothing he can't do.. and that laugh!! And, he sticks with Charlie Brown, no matter what. While it's tasteful and in moderation, there isn't a room in my home without one or more Snoopys. I would love to win these.

  93. Myrna • 10/8/2020 11:00:13 PM

    I love Charlie Brown and I keep waiting for good things to happen to him. You can't help but love him, he has so much of each of us in him. He always comes through!!

  94. Kathryn • 10/9/2020 12:32:18 AM

    Snoopy is friends with everyone. His adventures are amazing.Id love to be him with the exception of sleeping outside.

  95. Lily • 10/9/2020 12:36:31 AM

    Woodstock is my favourite! Small and cute and content to be a background character.

  96. Barbara • 10/9/2020 1:08:52 AM

    Charlie Brown was my favorite growing up. No matter what happened, he kept going. He was loveable in all his troubled situations.

  97. Trent R • 10/9/2020 6:02:25 AM

    Snoopy, a great friend to Charlie Brown whenever he was down Snoopy was there. And he's an ace fighter pilot!

  98. Chris S • 10/9/2020 6:23:48 AM

    Snoopy. I love his Joe Cool bit. Still have a Joe Cool mug that I got over 30 years ago

  99. Greg F. • 10/9/2020 7:54:49 AM

    Snoopy is my favourite. I’m 55 years old and he’s been in my life for every one of those years! And I’m a dog lover so you have to go with the Snoopster.

  100. Alison K • 10/9/2020 8:08:03 AM

    Woodstock is my favourite because she's/he's a great best friend & sidekick. We make up our own words with her/his chirping :)

  101. Justin • 10/9/2020 9:18:28 AM

    Snoopy is so funny and silly, and he doesn't need to say anything, but emotes so much which makes every story so hilarious

  102. Stephanie N • 10/9/2020 9:34:23 AM

    Snoopy always makes me laugh! From his dance to his plane adventures in his dog house, such a classic character.

  103. Sheilagh Lee • 10/9/2020 9:54:30 AM

    I’ve always liked Peppermint Patty the best she just seemed so comfortable in her self

  104. josh • 10/9/2020 9:57:15 AM

    Sally...because she is hilarious.

  105. Linsey K • 10/9/2020 10:56:32 AM

    Woodstock... because he is cute and the best sidekick for Snoopy!

  106. Anthony Labonte • 10/9/2020 2:55:42 PM

    My favourite character is when Snoopy is Joe Cool, because that personae is so funny and aspirational. hehe

  107. Eva • 10/9/2020 3:09:17 PM

    Lucy - she tells it like it is!!!

  108. Jean Taylor • 10/9/2020 6:15:26 PM

    Snoopy is my favourite. I love dogs. When I was a little girl I had a stuffed dog and every night when I went to bed I’d grab and stuff dog and my mother would sing how much is that doggy in the window to me. Through out my life I have always had a dog.

  109. Wendy • 10/9/2020 7:02:54 PM

    Charlie Brown because he's so nice!

  110. maria forster • 10/9/2020 9:37:39 PM

    Charlie Brown for his quotes "in the book of life, the answers aren't in the back"

  111. DARYL MOAD • 10/9/2020 10:51:21 PM

    CHARLIE BROWN because I always identified with him.

  112. Ladeen • 10/9/2020 11:49:20 PM

    My favorite character is Charlie Brown because his struggles are very human and realistic, but depicted in an entertaining way

  113. Tricia Richardson • 10/10/2020 12:07:25 AM

    Snoopy's zest for life and adventure makes him my favorite.

  114. Ishbel L • 10/10/2020 4:25:51 AM

    My favourite Peanuts character is without a doubt Linus because I love how sweet, sensitive, thoughtful, and caring he is. Moreover, I identify with him and can relate to his love for his security blanket.

  115. Paul • 10/10/2020 8:40:38 AM

    Snoopy, the most entertaining character who is always up for an adventure

  116. Daniel Schneider • 10/10/2020 11:57:15 AM

    Snoopy is my favorite because he was so funny and cute. He added so much personality to the show.

  117. Nicole • 10/10/2020 2:13:46 PM

    Snoopy is the best as he is always Charlie Brown's best friend.

  118. Robin Torpes • 10/10/2020 2:15:42 PM

    SNOOPY! (who else can fly a dog house?)

  119. Geoff • 10/11/2020 4:47:21 AM

    Snoopy for his eccentricities. What other dog thinks he’s a fighter pilot and prefers sleeping in all manner of weather atop his dog house? After all, he’s constantly renovating the place and pulling all manner of decorations and what have you out of it. He’s a terrific mimic and friend to Charlie and Woodstock.

  120. Ray Turner • 10/12/2020 9:44:15 AM

    Snoopy of course because he's the coolest dog ever!

  121. RD Clown • 10/12/2020 10:13:46 AM

    No Cartoon dog compares to Snoopy!

  122. Anna • 10/12/2020 2:58:12 PM

    Charlie Brown's sister Sally for her hopeless romantic heart!

  123. Joe • 10/12/2020 2:59:54 PM

    Snoopy when is the Red Baron flying on his doghouse.

  124. Amamda • 10/12/2020 3:01:47 PM

    I like Peppermint Patty for her bossiness and she wears shorts not a dress.

  125. James • 10/12/2020 3:03:52 PM

    I like all of them but Charlie Brown is the best sucker with the fotball.

  126. Susan J. • 10/12/2020 9:59:34 PM

    Charlie Brown who always tries even when he falls down

  127. Nicole B. • 10/13/2020 9:42:53 AM

    Snoopy, because he is just so cool and fearless. :)

  128. Alli • 10/13/2020 12:42:59 PM

    Snoopy because I just love dogs so much.

  129. Ricki Chambers • 10/13/2020 8:19:31 PM

    I love Linus! He gives great advice, is a die hard friend, believes in self-care (soothing blankie) and he is obsessed with Halloween, like me.

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