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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Inside Out: Little Golden Book

pixar inside out little golden book

Last year around the time when Disney·Pixar's Inside Out hit theaters, I was a bit disappointed when the Little Golden Book based on the film (that was planned to be released) didn't end up happening (you can see the original cover art HERE). Instead, a "spin-off" Little Golden Book, called The Bing Bong Book, took its place. That one was cute and all, but I was really looking forward to seeing Inside Out get the Little Golden Book treatment. Plus, there was now a void in my collection. I wonder what happened there?

Well, it turns out the book wasn't completely cancelled- just delayed 10 months (for whatever the reason). Unbeknownst to me, this Inside Out Little Golden Book was finally released just a couple months ago on April 5th! How on earth did this slip past my radar? A big thanks to the back cover of the Finding Dory Little Golden Book for informing me. ;)

pixar inside out little golden book

Like usual, this is a a very simplified version of the story geared towards young children. It's extremely cute and nicely written, though you'll notice some very key scenes and themes from the film are missing (but that's completely understandable). For a film as complex as Inside Out, writer Andrea Posner-Sanchez did a very good job boiling it down to just the main points. Additionally, this is one of the most beautifully illustrated Little Golden Books I've seen. The illustrations by Alan Batson have a timeless charm to them and are right up my alley in terms of style. Very classy. 

To get a feel for what you can expect inside, take a look at several of the 23 vibrant pages below!

pixar inside out little golden book
pixar inside out little golden book
pixar inside out little golden book
pixar inside out little golden book
pixar inside out little golden book
pixar inside out little golden book
pixar inside out little golden book

If you're a fan of Little Golden Books and/or Inside Out, then you will most definitely want to check this one out. You can find it in stores (I got my copy at Barnes and Noble) or on Amazon using the direct link below.

It should be noted that you can find a Little Golden Book for every Pixar film except The Incredibles (though there is one based on the Jack Jack Attack short), and A Bug's Life. If you're interested in seeing all the others, be sure to click on the "Books" label to the right of this page to explore my entire Pixar books collection. Please let me know if you have any comments or questions... I would love to hear your thoughts!

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