A Charlie Brown Christmas (Peanuts Friends Series)

A Charlie Brown Christmas (Peanuts Friends Series)

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by Charles M. Schulz, Ari Meyers
     
 

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When Charlie Brown sets out to find a Christmas tree to use for the holiday play, he takes a step toward discovering the true meaning of Christmas. His scraggly tree-with some assistance from Linus and his blue blanket-thrives with a little love and makes the message of the season shine through!

This NOOK Kids Read and Play book features narration, animation

Overview

When Charlie Brown sets out to find a Christmas tree to use for the holiday play, he takes a step toward discovering the true meaning of Christmas. His scraggly tree-with some assistance from Linus and his blue blanket-thrives with a little love and makes the message of the season shine through!

This NOOK Kids Read and Play book features narration, animation and interactivity. Kids can choose to hear the story read aloud and play activities on select pages of the book. Animations replay with a simple tap. Plus, kids can tap to enlarge text and pinch & stretch to zoom in on pictures.

Editorial Reviews

bn.com
A Charlie Brown Christmas first aired in 1965, and for many of us Christmas just wouldn't be the same without this classic tale of a boy's search for the true meaning of Christmas. A beautifully illustrated volume celebrating this beloved holiday TV classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making of a Tradition, will be treasured by Peanuts fans of all ages.
Children's Literature
Rather than using a book to generate a movie, A Charlie Brown Christmas puts the dialogue of a television special right on the printed page along with all of our favorite Peanuts characters. The story is familiar and worthy of repeating season after season. Charlie Brown is dejected by all the "greedy buying and selling that had become Christmas" but is unable to pull together his friends for a peaceful and successful performance of their holiday play. His efforts to bring just the right Christmas tree to the stage leave him even more dejected when the one tiny tree he finds falls to the ground with the weight of a single ornament. "Everything I touch gets ruined!" he moans. But spurred by the sweet innocence of Linus, the others decorate the little tree until it becomes a beautiful centerpiece for the season. Each Peanuts character in the story provides a "teachable moment"¾Charlie Brown's idealism, Sally's youthful selfishness, Lucy's arrogance, Linus' thoughtful caring. It is a story of simplicity, sincerity and friendship that reminds readers of the essence of the Christmas holiday with humor and page after page of well-loved artwork. 2001, Little Simon, $5.99. Ages 4 up. Reviewer: Karen Leggett
School Library Journal
10/01/2015
PreS-Gr 2—On December 9, 1965, the animated special A Charlie Brown Christmas was originally aired on CBS, and a tradition was born. The book version of the story has been published many times over the last 50 years, with different authors taking on the challenge of adapting it to the page. This 50th anniversary edition presents a very streamlined tale, told in the present tense. Readers never find out, for example, that the play Charlie Brown is supposed to direct is a Nativity play. Still, the main points are all there—Snoopy's well-decorated dog house, little Sally's avaricious letter to Santa, Linus's brief but powerful reminder of the original Christmas story, and Charlie Brown's sad little tree, which becomes something special when the gang works together to decorate it. This paperback edition with glitter on the cover may not last for 50 years, but it hits the important notes and might do better with younger readers/listeners. VERDICT Buy a few extra copies of this perennial favorite.—Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000953457
Publisher:
PEANUTS Worldwide
Publication date:
06/28/2011
Series:
Peanuts Friends Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
124,879
File size:
38 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Charles M. Schulz is a legend. He was the hand and heart behind fifty years of Peanuts, which featured one of the world’s most beloved and recognizable cast of cartoon characters, until his death in 2000.

Tina Gallo is an award-winning author who has worked in children's publishing for twenty years. She has written more than sixty children’s books and currently resides in Throggs Neck, New York.

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Charlie Brown Christmas 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 159 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this nook book (the most expensive purchase for me to date), however it was worth it. My children love the interaction with the characters, and the decorating of the Christmas tree is fun for kids of all ages. The song at the end was a nice surprise. This is one we will be re-reading for years to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didnt buy the book i got the FREE SAMPLE since im 12 and have already out grown it, but i still LUV The Peanuts. I would recomend this books fior kids ages 1-6. VERY CUTE BOOK! :)
Droiddict More than 1 year ago
The book is nice if you just want a book but the text is too small to read without magnifying lenses. The app is more like the show and is absolutely delightful plus it costs less!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book worth making a yearly tradition of reading. The true story of Christmas is presented through a cast of colorful characters. If you're a child of the 60's it will bring back happy memories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got this when it was half off and well worth the money. My daughter loves it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tap the text twice and it will pop up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son loves the thing!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is alsom and i love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! But I may have jumped the gun by thinking my 2 year old would sit through the whole book, lol! She loved the first 5 pages and the song at the end though. Can't wait till she's old enough to read it all with me :)
AmberP4 More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful interactive book for the holidays. My children ages 3 and 9 both enjoyed this book and we read this everynight along with another holiday book. My 3 year old still wants to read it even though the holidays are over. Great pictures.
dgantz1486 More than 1 year ago
This book is an old classic from the tv show. recommended to children of all ages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book . it is a nice book to read all year
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Especially love the inclusion of the song at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good book for early readers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It good for kids
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these movies!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it but will be checking out the app too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great purchase. It brought back many childhood memories, and my nephews really loved it. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 3yearold chose this book and loves to listen to it, especially the peanuts gang singing, and loves playing the play pages too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The wonderful story of Charlie Brown and the true meaning of Christmas. The "read to me" function on Nook Color and Tablet is quite good, as is the "read and play." And aren't we all children at Christmas?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think I enjoyed this as much as my kids did. What a great treat. The interactive portions worked great. A lovely addition to our holiday traditions!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How could it not be?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its greatly made from a classic to an animated eBook; giving back vague memories of you reading it as a child. 5/5!