Rating: 4 stars
Charlie Brown & Charlie Schulz by Lee Mendelson, in association with Charles M. Schulz, is a non-fiction book celebrating the 20th anniversary of Peanuts.
It’s a brief biography on Charlie Schulz’s life, the creator of the popular Peanuts comics.
It explores how Schulz faced many obstacles and how these life experiences inspired the character of Charlie Brown.
It also looks at how the Peanuts characters and comics were created, and how they became a phenomenon.
Divided into sections, the book shows the evolution of the Peanuts characters and comics.
Also included are some of his Schulz’s comic strips, and large black and white photographs. The book is a true treat for Peanuts fans.
It was interesting reading about Charlie Schulz and how he got into writing comics. His story was touching and inspiring.
It was fascinating learning about the evolution of the comics and characters, and the impact Peanuts had on people.
I liked the inclusion of the comic strips, I thought they were cute and humorous.
Recommended for fans of the Peanuts characters, and aspiring cartoonists. It’s a great book for parents to read the comics aloud to younger children, and read both the comics and biography aloud to older children.