Back to the Future by Kim Smith

Back to the Future

Great Scott!! The latest in Quirk's series of Pop Classic Picture Books (following HOME ALONE, THE X-FILES, and E.T.) takes readers on a wild time-traveling trip BACK TO THE FUTURE!The biggest movie of 1985 is now the wildest and wackiest picture book of 2018! Even 30 years after its theatrical debut, BACK TO THE FUTURE is a perennial favorite in classrooms and family movie nights across the country. This picture book by Kim Smith captures all th...

Details Back to the Future

TitleBack to the Future
Release DateApr 24th, 2018
PublisherQuirk Books
GenreChildrens, Picture Books

Reviews Back to the Future

  • Katherine
    One of those "great for parents, not so great for kids" sorts of books. A cute concept to take nostalgic, classic 80s movies and turn them into books. Kids who've seen Back to the Future would probably enjoy the story as well, if they liked the movie. But purely as a children's book, it's not the best. ***Reviewed as an ARC.
  • Ben
    *Won as a Goodreads give-away*Given that this book is based on one of my all-time favorite movies (if not my all-time favorite), I would have been shocked if I didn't enjoy it. And I did thoroughly enjoy it. I thought the story was compressed well for a kids book, and the illustrations were very well done. I'm looking forward to reading the other books by the author (particularly E.T.). My kids (ages 4 and 7), on the other hand, were not as impre...
  • Martyn Perry
    My 2.5 year old daughter loves it!
  • Luisa
    i won a copy of this book in the good reads giveaway, and i love it, i guess you would need to be a fan of the film to really appreciate it, its simple and its fun, perfect for anyone who loved the film
  • Lisa
    Cute picture book based on the movie. I wonder if kids will like it if they are not familiar with the movie.
  • Sharon
    Fun book! My grand is going to love it.this was a goodreads giveaway
  • Lisa Boyd
    I won't lie, I am probably going to buy all of these... except maybe not the E.T. one... too sad :(
  • SBF
    Great Scott! I wasn't as impressed as I wanted to be with this latest picture book adaptation of a popular movie: I'd previously very much enjoyed Home Alone and E.T. It might be because this is my favourite of the movies they've done so far, and thus I was pickier about what I'd accept. The plot is stripped down a lot to fit into a picture book, and it focuses mostly on the plot of Marty trying to fix George and Lorraine's relationship so he'll ...
  • Ashley Beery
    This book is definitely aimed at children. I was sad to see it wasn't like the Die Hard book as I so wanted the line "When this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you're going to see some serious shit." Alas, it was not to be, therefore, a star had to be taken away. The artwork is cute, the story hits the main part of the movie (Though they don't really go into how creepy Marty's mom was being about wanting to date him..again, children's book!) nor do ...
  • Ted
    A great adaptation of a great movie. I'm a little surprised that the Marty/Lorraine/George triangle sub-plot was retained, but the whole thing was streamlined pretty well - the only thing that was really cut out was the bits with the Libyans. And the skateboarding, I suppose. One odd bit is that from the art Marty looks to be about ten, but I expect this was done to help make the story relatable to younger sorts who are encountering the story for...
  • Rachel Kurtz
    I loved this book! I am happy to see that Marty, George, Doc and the whole gang are coming from the past and making it #backtothefuture for newer generations to absorb. It is an excellent illustrated children’s book that introduces children to the story of Back to the Future. This book is true to the original film production from plot, to characters to humor. Fun, colorful and heart-warming, this is a wonderful gift to give to any child, 80’s...
  • John Naylor
    I received this book for free via Goodreads First Reads.Nostalgia can be what other used to be. I like the concept of these books. Simplify a movie aonkids can have a taster of the plot while not seeing some of the more questionable age related scenes. Adults will enjoy reading these to their children and will probably embellish something on every page. Children will enjoy the cartoonish illustrations and the easy to follow story.I actually would...
  • Tim Gray
    Myself, my son, and my daughter all read this yesterday. My daughter and I thought 3 stars -we enjoyed it, but were not blown away. However my son loved it and wanted to give it 5 out of 5, so we have settled to a slightly generous aggregate four. For a 9 year old boy then this was a grand story which he loved, for a 10 year old girl, and myself, a little to simple. We all agreed it was nicely illustrated.
  • Ashley
    I’ve always been a huge fan of the movie... Yet somehow when naming my son it didn’t register why his name sounded familiar. Sure enough we figured it out. We bought this book for our Emmett Brown to read/listen to the adventures of Doctor Emmett Brown. It was such a cute book. Perfectly censored for children with the best illustrations. I would love more books in this collection!
  • Andrew Campbell
    Anything Back to the Future related and I’m there! I saw this at Barnes and Noble and couldn’t help myself but to read it. I like how they managed to rework it into a story about standing up to bullies and somehow still made it fit into the storyline accurately. It has a novelty factor that makes fans want it!
  • Russell Horton
    Being a storybook for the young (and the young at heart), naturally means it is heavily adapted from the original film. This is not a concern as it is a wonderful introduction to a classic film series not to mention beautifully illustrated.
  • April
    Loved it and several of my friends wanted a copy when I showed or told them about it. Great for a parent of a fan of the movie. It's done so cute and the kids like it a lot even if they have not seen the movie.
  • Becky
    I'm 100% the audience for these, so I'm eating them up. Great for an adult looking for some adorable nostalgia or a kid who loves the movie and wants to get their hands on anything in the Back to the Future universe. Kim Smith does a great job of including a lot of the movie in the illustrations that doesn’t have time to be addressed in the text.
  • Erica
    I freaking loved this book! The art is super cute, colourful and fun. The store itself is perfect and fills this 80s child's heart with nostalgia. Highly recommend this as well as the other "Pop Classic" books! 5 stars all day long :)
  • Amy
    I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! From the end pages, to all the pages in between, it is such a perfectly fun adaptation of the movie to a picture book for kids.
  • Lindsay Ross-Roberts
    Yes! I need more of these!
  • Kelly
    Turning the movie into a kid-friendly book and story works relatively well here.
  • Lisa
    I love this artist. The story is fun and Kid friendly, it does leave out quite a bit to make it so. It is work a look see. I love these books from this series.
  • Marilyn
    Perfect book if you are or were a fan of the Back to the Future movies. Great way to create new fans in the younger grades or for parents to read to their young children!
  • Sarah
    The classic 80's film in book format for young readers.
  • Theresa
    A fun children's book that tells the entire story of the first movie in 40 pages with wonderful illustrations.
  • Kori
    Cute read for the kids, with a touch of nostalgia for grown-ups! * Received an advanced copy of this book through Goodreads Firstreads.
  • Jesse Richards
    This is a wonderful attempt, but I doubt some of these themes, simplified though they are, will interest kids young enough to be at the reading level of the book.
  • Steph
    Love the illustrations but the story is told in a verrrry uninteresting way. The movie is so cool! Didn’t do it justice.
  • Charleen Miller
    My 7-year old grandson read this book to his younger brother and me; We all enjoyed it. Now they want others in the series.