Read for: Early Reader Challenge & Star Wars of Course
Synopsis: "C-3PO and R2D2 must keep Darth Vader from discovering the Rebels' secret plans! This fully-illustrated level 1 reader retells the classic scenes from A New Hope where the droids crash land on the desert planet of Tatooine and meet a young farmer named Luke."
My Review: Of course we had to pick up more Star Wars books for Munchkin. Unfortunately, this seems to be repeating the same story of Princess Leia giving the plans to R2D2 and the droids getting away. We have read the same story in a few other books just paraphrased differently. I also wasn't a huge fan of the illustration style, it looks almost Disney princess like with the cartoon style and big eyes. What was great about it was that the words and sentences were simple and they had a lot of sight words for young readers. The text was large and clear for them to focus on too, and Munchkin was able to read most of the book on his own.
My Rating: I was hoping for a little more to the story compared to the picture books we had previously read but it seems that there is little creativity in the children's books in the fandom, where as adult books have such a wide variety of branch off stories. We give it a rating of Two Paws and a Stump Wag.
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!