Thursday, July 24, 2014

Monsters University Shorts: Party Central Pictureback Book

...Continued from yesterday's post...

Just this past Tuesday, two brand new "children's" books based on Pixar shorts were of them is based on last year's Toy Story of Terror (see my review here) and one based on this year's theatrical short film Party Central: A Monsters University Short! As you may know if you've followed my blog, I always jump at any chance to get Pixar merch based on a short film, and this was no exception! If you're a fan of this short or just love Monsters University, you'll probably be excited to pick one of these up as well.

Party Central was Written and Directed by the ever so awesome Kelsey Mann, who was the story supervisor on Monsters University. It was released in theaters earlier this year in front of Muppets: Most Wanted. As with the Toy Story of Terror book, this is also a soft cover "pictureback" book published by Random House and is written (or adapted) by Kristen L. Depken. The book is 24 pages long.

Here is the official description from Amazon:
Mike, Sulley, and the rest of the Oozma Kappas from Disney/Pixar Monsters University throw a monster of a party in this storybook based on an all-new animated short. It's perfect for boys and girls ages 3 to 7.

You have to love the cross stitch logo that was included in the film as well. I'm glad it ended up in this book! It's hilarious to me since the film is so "out of control" (for lack of a better term), yet this logo is so if your grandmother (or Squishy's mom) knitted this by the fire one winter evening while listening to Frank Sinatra.

Unlike the Toy Story of Terror book, there unfortunately are no stickers released with this one. It's too bad, that would have been a fun addition.

This book is simple yet well written and takes you through the entire story of Party Central, depicting each scene with most (if not all) of the film's original dialog. I've only seen the film once, but this book includes just about everything from what I can remember.

 As you can see, rather than being illustrated, this book features screen shots of the film. Although meant for very young kids, this book can also be enjoyed by the kid at me! Of course, I got this book mostly to be read by our future kids someday. It'll be a fun night time book to read.

 This is a most welcomed addition to my Pixar book collection and my short film collection. It's a great book based on wildly fun short film. I can't recommend it enough! I'm not sure if it's available in stores, but you can always snag this on Amazon.

Thanks of stopping by and taking the time to read today's post. Feel free to stop by daily as many more Pixar items will be added right here soon! Stay tuned for more and please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or suggestions. I'll be happy to hear from you!

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