Monday, March 10, 2008

Little Golden Book Monday #47

I have been on a real Peanuts kick lately. It started back around Halloween, when my son and I sat and watched "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" together for the first time. I have always loved the show, and it was great introducing my song to a cartoon classic from my childhood. And it was great when he started laughing when Charlie Brown said, "I got a rock". We liked the show so much that we downloaded the audio version of the show and added it to my iTunes collection so we can listen to it over and over. And just recently I purchased the "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" Making of a television classic book, which we have already read a couple of times. I have also been borrowing the Charlie Brown DVD's from our local library for the two of us to watch, and I have been borrowing the Fantagraphics cartoon strip books for those times when I have a few minuets to kill.
So, to go along with my current Shultz mania, I present the 1988 "Where's Woodstock?" book, not to be confused with "Where's Waldo".
In this story, Woodstock makes the Great migration and flies South for the winter. After saying he was going to fly South, we see Woodstock and his pals with backpacks, hiking off into the distance. Apparently the trip is much to far to fly for these little yellow birds. After sending Snoopy some postcards from his travels, Woodstock returns to his pal Snoopy. Snoopy is so happy, that he writes a poem on the spot, to celebrate Woodstock's return: "He's no impostor! He's no actor! Woodstock's back - Aboard a tractor!" Now, that's good stuff!

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