Super Mario Bros. 3: The Secret Bridge
Super Mario Bros. 3: The Secret Bridge is a Golden Look-Look Book written by Jack C. Harris. The book is illustrated by Kim Ellis and published by the Western Publishing Company in 1990. It features Mario & Co. and it is aimed at very young readers.
Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, and a group of Toads are heading back to the Mushroom Kingdom after taking back the gold that King Koopa had stolen from them. Along the way, Luigi decides to pick up some Fire Flowers, which are immediately put to use when a group of Koopa Troopas attack them. After fighting off the Koopas, the heroes fall down a sewer pipe which leads to a bridge, leading to the other side of a chasm. Unfortunately, King Koopa is waiting for them and demands the Mario Brothers return the gold coins back to him. Instead, the Mario brothers, the princess, and the Toads begin dismantling and stacking up the pipes around them, forming a large tower which Mario is sitting atop off. Luigi then aims his final Fire Flower at the base of the tower, causing it to fall and create a secondary bridge across the chasm. With Mario across, the Koopas attempt to block off both bridges, though the other characters have already crawled through the pipe bridge instead of over, like King Koopa was expecting. Suddenly, the pipe bridge begins to break and the Koopas try to jump to the original bridge, only for Mario to pull the switch that makes it disappear, sending the Koopas to the bottom of the chasm. With the gold coins recovered and King Koopa and his troops taken care of, the heroes return to the castle and have pizza.