Monday, December 28, 2015

Home Alone? Book & eBook for Christmas holiday







Home Alone, storybook
illustrator : Kim Smith

Just as Home Alone made a comeback in theaters on November and in honor of the 25th Anniversary of Home Alone, from 20th Century Fox and Quirk books is a new release for the Home Alone franchise with Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook. 




Home Alone, storybook
illustrator : Kim Smith

Now, illustrator Kim Smith has reimagined the story as a classic Christmas fable—complete with bumbling burglars, brilliant booby-traps, and a little boy named Kevin who’s forced to fend for himself. 

"It was such a pleasure to work on something that was so iconic from my childhood."

Kim Smith


Home Alone, storybook
illustrator : Kim Smith

Through a series of comic adventures, Kevin learns lessons about responsibility and the importance of family. 




screenshot Home Alone for iPad
illustrator : Kim Smith


Synopsis:

After a a hectic night culminating in an early bedtime, eight-year-old Kevin McCallister wishes that his entire family would disappear. The next morning, he wakes up to find himself all alone! At first it seems like a dream come true, but when burglars come sniffing around, Kevin gets scared. Can he be the grown-up of the house and scare the burglars away?





Home Alone, storybook
illustrator : Kim Smith

The hit 1990 John Hughes film, which will forever be identified with Macaulay Culkin’s cheek-slapping scream, gets the picture book treatment. When eight-year-old Kevin McCallister is accidentally left behind as his family embarks on a Christmas trip, the boy gleefully embraces solo run of the house; oddly, the book never explains where his family has actually gone, simply allowing Kevin  - and readers unfamiliar with the film - to think that he’s made them disappear overnight.) 

Following the film’s plot points, Kevin attends Christmas Eve church services, sets elaborate booby traps to thwart would-be burglars, and makes a connection with scary “Old Man Marley” who lives next door. 




Home Alone, storybook
illustrator : Kim Smith

Following the film’s plot points, Kevin attends Christmas Eve church services, sets elaborate booby traps to thwart would-be burglars, and makes a connection with scary “Old Man Marley” who lives next door. 







Education: 

The illustrations in the book are amazing and vivid! They bring the whole story of Home Alone from the screen to the printed page. Beautifully! 

This adaptation does a fantastic work of reducing a full-length movie into a picture book while still retaining the overall spirit of the movie and the messages of holiday togetherness. 




screenshot Home Alone for iPad
illustrator : Kim Smith

The story might still be a little long for some younger readers, though, and some might be scared by the very idea of burglars. Illustrations by Kim Smith are adorable, and fit nicely with the comedic theme of the story. This is a great one for the Christmas collection.




Home Alone, storybook
illustrator : Kim Smith

Fans of the movie will enjoy Smith’s comic renderings of Kevin’s antics, though lines like “Marv and Henry slipped on the toy cars and were knocked over by paint cans” don’t live up to the mayhem of the source material. 

Level: Primary education


Language: English


Target: Ages 4–8


With an amusing read-aloud story and enchanting, immersive illustrations, this charming adaptation can be enjoyed year after year alongside Christmas Carol, Le Petit Prince, and other Christmas storybook classics.



screenshot Home Alone for iPad
illustrator : Kim Smith

If you love the movie Home Alone, you will also love this companion book!

The book went on sale October 6, 2015. You have also a digital edition.

  • Available : iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac

  • Language: English

Target: 4–8  years-old


“You must never feel badly about making mistakes … as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.” 

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster



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