E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – Children’s Book Review

Isn’t it a delight when one of your favorite movies gets recreated as a storybook and that too a gorgeous one? It’s been a joy reading this picture book adaptation of the film “E.T.” directed Steven Spielberg with my 8-year-old. And if you think it from his perspective – alien, spaceship, adventure, and sci-fi, what’s there to not like about it :)? It’s one of those books that perhaps would be hit with many 5-9 years old.

It’s a story you can’t help but love :).

E.T., the Extra Terrestrial is stranded on Earth. He takes refuge with Elliott, a boy in need of a friend. Together they find a way to help E.T. get back home. Along the way, both the child and the alien learn important lessons about courage, friendship, and the power of imagination. This is the perfect read-along story for children, their parents, and E.T. fans across the universe.

Overall, a wonderful book that celebrates unconventional friendship and ignites curiosity and imagination in kids. This one is a must-read for the love of space, planets, aliens, and more. This book also does a fabulous job of simplifying the story presented in the movie. The less child-friendly parts are omitted, making this a perfect read for young readers.

The illustrations by Kim Smith are brilliant, doing absolute justice to the movie.

In fact, after reading this, we also watched this movie and we’re planning to watch Koi Mil Gaya, the Hindi adaptation of this movie as well soon :).

Do give this one a try and let us know if you liked the movie.

In case you would like to listen to the read-aloud version of this book, you may find a good version by The Story Time Family here.

If your little one enjoys doodling, you can find an alien prompt done by us here or here.

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As we always say,

Read everyday, doodle everyday, and keep the boredom away :).

Title: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Author: Based on the movie directed by Steven Spielberg, and written by Melissa Mathison.

Illustrator: Kim Smith

Suitable for: 5-9 years

Available on Amazon here.

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