STAR WARS by Lucasfilm Ltd.


Age Range: 2 - 4
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Creatures, characters and objects from the Star Wars saga represent different hues.

Each double-page spreads focuses on one color and features stills from the nine films. The iconic characters are here—Luke Skywalker in an orange flight suit, brown-furred Chewbacca, green Yoda, white-armored stormtroopers and black-garbed Darth Vader. Lesser-known creatures and objects help fill in the other shades, such as the yellow N-1 starfighter and blue Max Rebo. The color is named on each spread in a bold, 3-D type, and one sentence lets readers know who or what it is being depicted: “The Royal Guards wear red.” Little ones unfamiliar with the Star Wars universe will find many of the masked and extreme close-up faces (Yoda reaches menacingly out of the page) scary in this 9-inch-square offering. While many of the colors are bold and true, particularly gold C-3PO, others are a bit of stretch. Queen Amidala’s ship looks more purple than silver, and the MagnaGuard’s electrostaff does not look purple at all.

While the book is not an effective color primer, the youngest Star Wars fans will enjoy the large images of their favorite characters. (Board book. 2-4)


Pub Date: Nov. 26th, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-545-60919-7
Page count: 26pp
Publisher: Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2014


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