Mr. Miyagi Trains Daniel to “Wax on, Wax off” in The Karate Kid Picture Book

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Mr. Miyagi Trains Daniel to “Wax on, Wax off” in The Karate Kid Picture Book

The Karate Kid’s training montage looks adorable thanks to a new picture book adaptation of the movie. Featuring charming illustrations from Kim Smith, the latest installment in Quirk Books’ Pop Classics series revisits The Karate Kid’s iconic moments in time for its 35th anniversary. This book is the first to make the story accessible to fans of all ages, as evidenced by the description from the publisher:

Young Daniel moves to a new town and becomes the target of bullies from the local karate dojo Cobra Kai. Hoping to win the upcoming karate tournament, Daniel begs his neighbor Mr. Miyagi to help him train. Mr. Miyagi reluctantly agrees. But he becomes more than just Daniel’s sensei by teaching him lessons about patience, balance and hard work along the way.

We shared an exclusive first look at the cover and interior sketches back in December, and now we’re excited to highlight some of Smith’s illustrations from the book.

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First, we get a look at Daniel’s training:

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Now, it’s time to see that training in action:

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Excerpted from The Karate Kid: The Classic Illustrated Storybook and reprinted with permission from Quirk Books.

You can purchase The Karate Kid picture book here. And if you love the look of this book, you’ll also love the previous five titles in the Pop Classics series (like the Buffy the Vampire Slayer one we featured last year).

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