Alright, so I got a hold of some Coco books, and I’ll let you know a bit about each one.
“Miguel and the Amazing Alebrijes”: A very cute non movie related story where Miguel is assigned to make an Alebrije for a school project. The art and story itself is hella cute. It’s for small children, so if you have younger siblings or kids, they’d probably enjoy it. NGL, I mainly bought it for the stickers in the back (they also have paper cut-out alebrije you can play with).
“Coco (Big Golden Book)”: THE storybook if you want some awesome art based off the movie. It’s actually missing a few pictures from its UK counterpart, but all in all is still great. Story is a simplified version of the movie. Note that there also exists a “LIttle Golden Book” version that has a different cover, art, and an even more simplified version of the story, which I may pick up for kicks.
“Coco: The Essential Guide”: I bought it blind, not being able to find it at a physical bookstore, and this thing SUCKS as an actual guidebook. Pretty much just points out the obvious you’d get just from watching the movie. Kinda expected that a bit, seeing as it’s for kids. I mostly bought it hoping for at least some nice movie shots, which it does to a degree. However, while the first half of the book uses screenshots from the movie, but the later half uses the storybook pictures. Sucks on one hand cause I wanted more movie shots, but at the same time, it’s also uses most of the missing art from the UK Coco storybook, so it’s a trade-off. It’s only other redeeming factor is a Rivera family tree with the character’s faces so you know exactly who’s who (and includes a certain great-great-grandpa). Also, goes without saying, this thing gives zero fucks about spoilers, so check it out after you see the movie. I’d say only pick it up if you can grab it for under $10 and want it for the art.
“Coco: A Story About Music, Shoes, and Family”: I haven’t gotten to read this one just yet, but I’ve heard good things. This is the longer version of the Coco novelizations (the other is the “Junior novelization”), and I’ve heard adds a lot of additional backstory for Mama Coco, as well as other little scenes. I look forward to it.
If you want to know anything more about these books I didn’t mention, send me a message or comment, and I’ll be happy to answer them. If you want to see the storybooks, YouTube has read-alongs for pretty much all of them, so you can see them for yourself!
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