Friday, July 31, 2015
First published in 1995, MAKE WAY FOR THE KING OF THE JUNGLE is a collection of “Peanuts” strips that features strips from the last 6-7 years of “Peanuts” original run. Overall, this collection features many of the usual “Peanuts” standbys: Snoopy being the WWI flying ace, the kite-eating tree, Linus & his security blanket, Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin, Lucy in the psychiatrist’s booth, Charlie Brown playing baseball, and Snoopy and Woodstock partaking in various adventures. The book covers both Christmas & Valentine’s Day, too. Spike also shows up from time to time. However, personally, what I like best about these collections are the longer storylines and MAKE WAY FOR THE KING OF THE JUNGLE has one really good one that features Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown quits school to devote his life to making Snoopy happy. The story is kind of strange, yet very tenderhearted. Overall, although MAKE WAY FOR THE KING OF THE JUNGLE is a decent collection of “Peanuts” strips.