‘Home Alone’ is now a children’s picture book

Home Alone hit the cinemas 25 years ago this year, and to celebrate this milestone, the timeless holiday tale of cheese pizza and Micro Machine booby traps has been turned into an illustrated children's book.

Illustrated by Kim Smith, and based on John Hughes' classic script, Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook is available now from Amazon, for US$11. According to the project description, Smith has "reimagined the story as a classic Christmas fable—complete with bumbling burglars, brilliant booby-traps, and a little boy named Kevin who's forced to fend for himself. Through a series of comic adventures, Kevin learns lessons about responsibility and the importance of family."

Is that really the theme of Home Alone? Isn't it a story about rising crime rates in the suburbs, and the importance of planned parenthood? It's fair to assume that some of the more violent aspects have been removed from the tale to make it suitable for preschoolers.

Enjoy pages from the book, below.