Friday, June 7, 2024

Welcome to Camp Snoopy adapted by Jason Cooper


Camp Snoopy
Adapted by Jason Cooper
Simon Spotlight
Chapter Book
96 pages
ages 6 to 10

Snoopy and the Peanuts gang have been beloved by generations of fans for more than seventy years. Now everyone can experience the joy and laughter with Peanuts books and The Snoopy Show , Snoopy in Space , and Camp Snoopy on Apple TV+!

Explore Camp Snoopy in this playful guide that ties into the Apple TV+ show!

Snoopy, Woodstock, and Charlie Brown are off to summer camp, and you can join them. The Peanuts gang will take you on a humorous tour of the ins and outs of the great outdoors including the antics they get up to, what it’s like to stay in a bunk, and tips for telling great stories around the campfire! And the World-Famous Beagle Scout Leader, Snoopy, will help his troop earn their merit badges. You can even become an honorary Beagle Scout!



Camp excitement and atmosphere hits every page as the ins and outs surrounding Camp Snoopy are explained.

This is a read for Camp Snoopy fans or those who would enjoy diving into more with the Peanuts gang as they spend time at summer camp. Written as a how-to-book, this is divided into several chapters, which explain everything from preparing for camp, activities, summer friends, and more. This isn’t written in the traditional comic style (which was a little disappointing for more traditional fans like me). Rather, it explains facts and information surrounding the theme of the chapter’s title and gives examples of situations, which the members of the Peanuts gang have faced.

This works well for solid chapter book readers, who are good with their words, and also for the lower end of the middle grade audience. It’s not a long read, each chapter is kept relatively short, and the vocabulary does exercise reading skills without pushing too hard. There is only a paragraph or two on each page, allowing the illustrations time to shine. While this isn’t a comic, per say, single shots of scenes reinforce the described situations. These hold Schultz’s ever-loved style and bring across each character as they are known and loved.

The book speaks to the reader as if conversing with them directly. It stays in a teaching style, explaining each situation as if the reader were preparing to head for camp themselves…and this might be a lovely book for kids who are about to head off to summer camp. It offers insights, support, inspiration, and hint. While these are very tuned toward Camp Snoopy, many can be helpful for normal summer camp situations, too. It’s nothing overly deep, but rather, swings more toward expectations, dealing with emotions, handling situations, and working with others. And of course, there’s the usual, Peanuts humor. 

If you’re looking for the traditional comic feel of the Peanuts, this might not be quite right. But Snoopy and Peanut fans, who would like to join in on Camp Snoopy fun are in for a cute read…whether they are heading to a summer camp themselves or just want to sink into Snoopy Camp for fun.


Natalie Aguirre said...

I used to love watching the Peanuts gang and Snoopy as a kid. I think I'm one of those people that would prefer the comic format.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I loved Peanuts as a kid. At one point, I had over 100 Snoopy books. I still have my one from Japan and an old, old one that was my dad's.