E.T. - Read-Along Adventure
The last stop on this E.T. ride brings us to a read-along record. I don't think this is one from my childhood but rather one that I picked up cheap at a garage sale or flea market in recent years.
This story is read by a young Drew Barrymore in her role as Gertie. She takes readers through a very abbreviated version of the E.T. story as told from Gertie's perspective. This gets a little bit annoying at times but overall provides a pretty fun change of pace from the actual movie. Spread throughout the story are clips of dialogue from the movie itself to help fill in the gaps.
One other E.T. record I've stumbled upon over the years is E.T., I Love You (And Other Extra-Terrestrial Songs For Children). This found its way to me in digital form thanks to Tony from Way Out Junk.
I think Tony puts it best: "A few of these songs are pretty catchy, but for the most part it just sort of leaves you smiling and shaking your head."