Book Review “The Beatles: Yellow Submarine”

Author: The Beatles
Reading level: Ages 5 and up
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release Date: April 24, 2012

Our Score: 5 out of 5 stars

Once upon a time (or maybe twice)…I can remember the first time I saw “The Beatles: Yellow Submarine” movie and it changed my life. Not only for film but also for music, animation and The Beatles overall. Now of course, the film is not only aimed at kids but also adults. This beautiful hardcover book is perfectly aimed for kiddies to enjoy.  I am looking forward to sharing this book with my daughter (due on May 23rd, 2012).  I have a feeling that this will be a popular bedtime book.

Candlewick Press did an amazing job with adapting this 1968 classic to introduce to a new generation and enjoy this psychedelic yet sweet storybook. Parents are able to also enjoy themselves while reading and take a trip down the nostalgic road. Pepperland has never looked better in this book with the bright and colorful images. I could swear that I could hear Sergeant Pepper’s Band playing quietly in the background and I went through this book.

It is hard to believe that this legacy all started from being inspired by the song “Yellow Submarine” on The Beatles’ “Revolver” album. Heinz Edelmann’s art looks just as amazing as it did back in 1968 and showcases The Beatles music so well. So more than thirty-five years later, the film continues to bring delight and enjoyment to both adults and children. Overall in closing, this book is a real treat and a wonderful trip into the world of The Beatles.

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