There’s something of the nursery rhyme to the lyrics of Yellow Submarine making it particularly appealing to children, and even more than 50 years after its release, there’ll hardly be a child in the country who can’t sing along. Based on the iconic 1968 film by Heinz Edelmann which took those lyrics as inspiration for a wild psychedelic adventure the book is a satisfying mix of happenings and illustration, both equally surreal, all held together by the unmistakably charismatic figures of the Fab Four. Watch out for the Sea of Holes, the Blue Meanies and the dreadful flying Glove – and say after me: “Love is all you need!” ~ Andrea Reece
Join the Beatles as they set off on a magical adventure to bring music and love back to Pepperland in this extraordinary collaboration of talent. Once upon a time (or maybe twice), some 80,000 leagues beneath the sea, there lay a colourful land of music and laughter called Pepperland - a place where ergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts' Club Band was always playing your song. That is, until the Blue Meanies burst on the scene and chased all the magical music away. So began the classic 1968 film Yellow Submarine, inspired by the iconic song, which was quickly hailed as a visionary masterpiece - an avant-garde amalgam of Heinz Edelmann's pop art, groundbreaking animation techniques and the Beatles' wonderful music.
Now, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the titular song, comes a new paperback edition of Yellow Submarine, showcasing the film's dazzling images and its lighthearted, witty tale in a glorious picture book to be savoured by fans and readers of all ages.
“Fabulously illustrated... A book to delight everyone.” The Guardian on the original edition of Yellow Submarine.
“Very witty, very clever and quite trippy.” Paul McCartney on the Yellow Submarine animation.
|Publication date:||5th July 2018|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|