Book Review “Goodnight Darth Vader”

goodnightvadarAuthor: Jeffrey Brown
Hardcover: 64 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: July 22, 2014

Our Score: 5 out of 5 stars

I would like to start with a small request…I would like Jeffrey Brown to continue to make “Star Wars” books..forever. He started with “Darth Vader and Son” and then “Vader’s Little Princess” and now “Goodnight Darth Vader”, which is the best of them all. Brown also has another great series called “Star Wars: Jedi Academy”, which is released it’s follow up this month as well. I know that I am in over love with these books probably because I have a young daughter of my own and I am able to share “Star Wars” with her now at a younger age instead of waiting until she is older for shows like “Clone Wars” or “Rebels”. I hope that Brown continues this series because “Star Wars” needs this in order to have parents be able to get their kids started on the series at a much younger age.

It’s bedtime in the Star Wars galaxy, and Darth Vader’s parenting skills are tested anew in this delightful follow-up to the breakout New York Times bestsellers Darth Vader™ and Son and Vader’s™ Little Princess. In this Episode, the Sith Lord must soothe his rambunctious twins, Luke and Leia—who are not ready to sleep and who insist on a story. As Vader reads, the book looks in on favorite creatures, droids, and characters, such as Yoda, R2-D2, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Maul, Admiral Ackbar, Boba Fett, and many others as they tuck in, yawn, and settle down to dream. As ever, Jeffrey Brown’s charming illustrations and humor glow throughout, playing on children’s book conventions to enchant adults and kids alike.

I have a two year old daughter and one thing she looks at night is reading a book to her in order for her to stay up that extra 15 minutes. Right now, we are in an obsession with “Goodnight, Moon” and for someone that is only two years old, we do not even need to read it to her anymore since she knows and recites all the words herself. Since I myself am a huge “Star Wars” fan, we have been training her slowly on the characters, so she knows the basics including Vadar, Storm Troopers, Yoda…and even Greedo so some strange reason. So the minute she got this book, she immediately said “VADAR!…Daddy, read it!” So I think we just found our new night time book for quite a while. If you have kids, this is a must purchase…if you don’t and still love “Star Wars”, this is still a must purchase.

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