A whole new generation will be climbing aboard this sunny, psychedelic storybook, while nostalgic Beatles fans of all ages will be clamoring for a ticket to ride.
Once upon a time (or maybe twice), some 80,000 leagues beneath the sea, there lay a colorful land of song and laughter called Pepperland, where Sergeant Pepper's Band was always playing your song — until the Blue Meanies burst on the scene and chased all the music and magic away. So began the classic 1968 film Yellow Submarine, inspired by a song and hailed as an avant-garde amalgam of pop art, Beatles music, and highly innovative animation. Now that film's dazzling images — and its lighthearted, witty tale — is showcased in a glorious picture book sure to be savored by fans and readers of all ages.
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Inspired by the song "Yellow Submarine" from the Beatles' Revolver album, the film YELLOW SUBMARINE was released in 1968 and was quickly hailed as a visionary masterpiece. This extraordinary collaboration of talent — Heinz Edelmann's art wedded with Beatles music — was brought to life in celluloid with groundbreaking animation techniques. More than thirty-five years later, the film continues to beguile adults and children alike.
The delirious color and the shape-shifting figures offer delight on every page. Love IS all you need. —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
The text has some of the wonderful puns from the movie. —School Library Journal
Adults of a certain age will surely find it hard to take this walk down memory lane without hearing an internal soundtrack. —The Horn Book
The artwork is appropriately bright and psychedelic, the dialogue replete with puns and wordplay. The kids will love it, and so will their baby-boomer grandparents. —Orlando Sentinel
I have been reading YELLOW SUBMARINE to my kids for several weeks since its publication, and they are hypnotized. . . . The story is simple and brilliant. —Entertainment Today