Essentially, this is the best of the best of 50 years of Peanuts, the comic strip by the late Charles Schulz featuring Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy, and the rest of the beguiling little gang. Peanuts debuted in 1950 and became a global phenomenon, with book collections selling more than 300 million copies in 26 languages and television specials rerun year after year. To create this all-new Peanuts Guide to Life, we’ve combed through decades of comic strips to find those single panels which contain such pithy observations as Babysitters are like used cars. You never know what you’re going to get,” and bits of wisdom like Never lick ice cream off a hot sidewalk.” Each droll, stand-alone speech bubble” or punchline appears with cartoon art. The panels are organized into short chapters, such as Love” and Life’s Little Quirks.” For the millions of faithful Peanuts fans, this is a collection of greatest hits” to cherish and enjoy again and again.