If you can’t tell already from the shiny droid-filled cover, Star Wars ABC-3PO (Galactic Basic Edition) is adorable.
Written by Calliope Glass and Caitlin Kennedy and illustrated by Katie Cook, this children’s board book features an introduction by C-3PO. Who else would be best to take us on a journey through a galaxy far, far away via our (Galactic Basic) alphabet?
Each page features a rhyming poem and an illustration centered around a Star Wars character whose name starts with that letter of the alphabet. From Ewoks to Qui-Gon Jinn to Rey to Zeb, it had to be difficult to pick which characters to feature but the authors managed to cover pull in those featured in seven movies and a TV show.
Adults and kids old enough to pick up some of the nuances of the saga will also be entertained by all the jokes contained within too. The book is recommended for ages 3-5 and several of these words will probably be new to them. But it still seems like a fun way to get kids familiar with Star Wars characters or let them spend some more time with their favorite characters before bedtime.
My favorite touch is the Aurabesh underneath each character name. Now that’s something I could have used as a kid.
Experience the ABC’s like never before
With galactic friends who are hardly a bore.
From Ackbar to Zeb, this nice little primer
Will teach you and make you an excellent rhymer.
So, Padawans, prepare, get ready, get set
To learn the ways of the Force–and the alphabet!
-from the book description-
Star Wars ABC-3PO is a publication of Disney Lucasfilm Press and can be found at booksellers including Amazon and Barnes & Noble now. Interested in how this book came to be? Head over to StarWars.com to check out a behind the scenes interview with illustrator Katie Cook.
The publisher provided FANgirl with a copy of this book for review.
Kay is FANgirl's resident geek fashion expert and co-host of the Hyperspace Theories podcast. She reviews books for the site in addition to movies of several genres with a heart for storytelling and a mind that likes to analyze. Kay's been a guest on various podcasts sharing her love and knowledge of storytelling, film-making, fashion, and of course, Star Wars.
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