Super Mario Bros. 3: Happy Birthday, Princess Toadstool
Super Mario Bros. 3: Happy Birthday, Princess Toadstool is a Golden Look-Look Book written by Jack C. Harris. It was illustrated by Art and Kim Ellis and published in 1990 by Western Publishing.[dead link] It is targeted for very young readers.
Mario and Luigi are heading to Princess Toadstool's birthday party, but Mario feels sad. He wanted to give Toadstool a Magic Star, which Luigi also wanted to give her. They decide to race for one. To make it easy, Mario eats a Red Mushroom and grabs a Fire Flower. However, instead of doing Super Mario Bros. 3 actions, Mario slides down a flagpole and runs inside a crumbling castle like in the original Super Mario Bros. He jumps into a pipe leading to the sewers, uses all his Mushroom-and-Flower energy, and soon finds a Magic Star. However, at that moment, the power-ups wear off, and Mario follows the Magic Star, which lands in Luigi's pocket. Mario feels sad again until Luigi suggests that they can both give the Magic Star to Toadstool. Feeling happy, Mario jumps on Luigi's shoulders, and they head to Toadstool's birthday party. Mario tells her finding her gift was no problem. Luigi glares at him, though, so Mario says Luigi helped him find it.