Thursday, October 1, 2015

Home Alone the Storybook

It is hard to believe it has been 25 years since we were first introduced to Kevin McCallister (wonderfully portrayed by Macaulay Culkin) in the hilarious Christmas movie, Home Alone. Like A Christmas Story, this movie has become a must-watch each year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, sometimes more than once because of the laughter generated by the antics.
Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook
by John Hughes, illustrated by Kim Smith

Now Kevin's ingenuity is brought to a whole new generation in the form of a picture book illustrated by Kim Smith. Readers are in for a treat whether you are familiar with the classic movie written by the extremely talented John Hughes, or this is the first you have ever heard of this hysterical movie. The picture book does not disappoint. It surprisingly follows the movie very well, especially in a picture book format. I have to give props to Kim Smith for a great adaptation. I was concerned when I initially saw the title, but my fears were quickly pushed.

Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook will be released in October 2015, perfect timing for a holiday purchase. Paired with the classic movie, you've got an instant winner of a Christmas gift for all ages.

*To comply with new guidelines introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, Quirk Books, has provided a complimentary electronic copy of Home Alone: the Classic Illustrated Storybook for review purposes. My review is in no way influenced by the author or publishing company and is strictly my opinion.