December 1, 2012

Junkyard Jamboree Spins Its Tale in Book Form

While Christmas shopping the other day, the last thing I expected to find hundreds of miles from Disneyland Resort was a souvenir of Disney California Adventure.
Mater's Junkyard Jamboree Cars Land Carsland Disney Adventure
But there it was in the book section of the local Target store. At first glance, Mater and the Little Tractors looks like any other Cars-themed beginning reader book, but it soon becomes clear that the book tells the backstory of Mater's Junkyard Jamboree in Cars Land.

Mater Little Tractors children's book Mater's Junkyard Jamboree
Copyright 2012 Disney/Pixar
The book mirrors the story that appeared in Cars Land promo material: Mater's new Jukebox attracts a herd of baby tractors to his junkyard, where they happily spin and dance to the music.

All right, it's not Great Expectations, but it's certainly a fun way help teach children to read, and I think the youngest Cars fans in my family are going to get a kick out of this. I'd love to see more of the Imagineers' attraction back-stories immortalized as children's books; imagine your child learning to read with the Tiki Birds...or the Hitchhiking Ghosts...

1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic idea about other attractions being turned into children's books. I'm actually surprised Disney hasn't thought of it. If for some reason those rides cease to exist, what collector items they would be!


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