Thursday, 24 January 2013

Yellow Submarine

Author: The Beatles

Published: 2000

What They Say: 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.

What Sheli Says: I got this book as a free download and really enjoyed it. The book is a children's book which has clever references to songs by The Beatles and has some fab illustrations.

The whole story has a surreal and trippy feel to it and a few parts made me laugh out loud. The copy I downloaded gave me the option of having the story read to me and included clips from the film of the same title and snippets of songs.

A lighthearted bit of fun for fans of The Beatles, new and old.

Sheli's Rating: 7/10

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