I’m Not Your Sweet Babboo is a collection of Peanuts cartoons by the late Charles Schulz. I was very excited about the opportunity to read this book because my oldest daughter is a big fan of Peanuts. Needless to say, she was very excited when I told her that I had a Peanuts book for her to read!
Fans of Peanuts will know that “sweet babboo” was a term of endearment that Sally Brown used with her beloved Linus. Interestingly enough, while there was a storyline involving Sally and Linus going to a farm on a school, most of the collection focuses on other storylines. We are treated to Snoopy’s feud with the cat next door, Peppermint Patty’s school troubles, Charlie Brown running away, and Snoopy playing tennis with Molly Volley.
These storylines are unrelated, but the compilers of this collection did a good job with the segues, so nothing seems out-of-place with the transitions. There’s a nice flow.
I’m a child of the 1980s, so I thought it was interesting that many of these storylines came from the 1970s. I vaguely remember some of them, but others were new to me. Of course, they’re all new to my fifth grader!
I would absolutely recommend I’m Not Your Sweet Babboo. This is a fun collection of some classic storylines from the most famous comic strips in American history. This collection doesn’t introduce any of the characters, so perhaps some familiarity with the characters and their personalities would help readers who are new to the series. This book is a wonderful way to share Peanuts with a new generation of fans!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.