I purchased “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Little Golden Book to review. As with other Little Golden Books, it runs 24 pages and tells the story of the iconic Tim Burton animated film. The book is illustrated by Jeannette Arroyo and adapted by Lauren Clauss.
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” Little Golden Book tells the classic story of the Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington as he discovers Christmas in Christmas Town, to when he has Zero leading his coffin sleigh (after ordering the kidnapping of the real Santa) and then eventually saves Sally and Santa Claus from Oogie Boogie. The focus here is primarily on Jack, and the book is probably a little darker than most Little Golden Books because of the story – but if kids love the movie, they’ll love the book. And it is nice for adult fans too.
Here is information from the publisher:
Tim Burton’s classic film The Nightmare Before Christmas-retold for the first time as a Little Golden Book!
Jack Skellington is the King of Halloween Town… but after so many years of the same spooky thing, he’s become bored of scaring. When Jack accidentally discovers Christmas Town, he hatches a crazy scheme to take over a new holiday for the year. But can the master of monstrous scares spread Christmas cheer like jolly old Saint Nick? And what will Halloween Town’s power-hungry Oogie Boogie do when he discovers Jack’s plan? Tim Burton’s classic film The Nightmare Before Christmas has enthralled audiences young and old for over 25 years with its catchy songs, quirky animation, and relatable theme of self-acceptance. For the first time, readers can experience it in the classic Little Golden Book format, perfect for Disney fans ages 2 to 5 and Little Golden Book collectors of all ages to celebrate Halloween and Christmas!
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