This 95 cent pocketbook appeared in 1968 and as most other books were 50 cents, why you will ask was this one so very expensive? There are two reasons....Design and color. This 128 li'l paperback is a quite the visual marvel of cutting edge (remember this is 1968) images and style and in full color. The story is explained in regular and cartoon text that bounce off each other while these words snake and slide around the great images from the film and drawings exclusive to this book that explain the world of Beatles, Jeremy Hilary Boob, Snapping Turtle Turks, The Deadly Flying Glove and (of course) The Blue Meanies that all live and a world known as Pepperland.
John, Paul, George and Ringo are on an amazing journey set in a waterworld of strange delights of sight and sound that are very unique and our lads are the heroes that will have to rescue this world from horrible and goofy evil baddies. The story is easier to follow here than what is found in the movie of the same name and you will need to play the expanded CD of the Yellow Subamrine soundtrack to keep your mood in the proper space and place. This is a great Beatles collectable and I'm surprised that these books can still be found forty three years later.
I thought this book was special in 1968 and today in 2011 I'm enjoying my copy and it is still great.
Four & 1/2 Stars
(Don't forget the music!)