I'm not quite sure how I got it though. Either I had an extra $2.95 in my six-year-old budget (which is highly unlikely considering the arcade game/juke box demand of the time) or I was able to convince my parents that this book was worth three bucks just because it was something E.T. related.
Either way, I got it. Despite the bent cover, this book has never been read.
Then there's the E.T. Games and Activities book. This likely came from a school-sponsored book order and is much more in line with my reading and ability level of the time.
For $1.95, I got roughly 50 pages of E.T. entertainment. Much like the A-Team activity book, many of these puzzles could be completed by a small rock with a pencil. At the same time though, there are a handful of activities in this book that seem so tedious and detailed that even today, in my 30's, I don't want to bother taking the time to complete them.
Here are a few examples of the easier puzzles -- although, I'm pretty sure it wasn't soda that E.T. was throwing back when he raided the fridge.
With only about a quarter of the pages in this book having any marks on them at all, I had to laugh at one of the puzzles that was "completed." Looks like I spent a lot of time on this one.