ET Picture Book Cover

Yesterday, a storybook adaptation was released, both physically and digitally, of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. This looks pretty adorable. The book is illustrated by Kim Smith and it is based on the film written by Melissa Mathison and directed by Steven Spielberg. Between this and the Die Hard picture book, I’m definitely interested in these cute printed versions of these classic movies. Here is the description for the book via Amazon.com.

When E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was released in theaters thirty-five years ago, its bittersweet story enchanted millions and the film surpassed Star Wars to become the highest-grossing movie of all time. Now the cinematic blockbuster is transformed into an illustrated storybook, with colorful, adorable drawings by Kim Smith. Here is a story you can’t help but love: After E.T. is stranded on Earth, he takes refuge with Elliott, a boy in need of a friend. Together they find a way to help E.T. get back home. Along the way, both child and alien learn important lessons about courage, friendship, and the power of imagination. This is the perfect read-along story for children, their parents, and E.T. fans across the universe.


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