Saturday, October 5, 2013

Star Wars Reads Day: 2 Star Wars Book Reviews #87 & #88

Fans of reading and a certain galaxy far, far away have reason to rejoice: Star Wars Reads Day, a day-long celebration of literacy and Jedi, Sith, Wookiees, and all things Star Wars, is returning. The second annual Star Wars Reads Day is today, October 5, 2013, and will again feature Star Wars fans, authors, and artists coming together in a nationwide multi-publisher initiative. Participating publishing partners include Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, DK, Quirk Books, Random House Audio, Scholastic, Titan Magazines, and Workman. Last year, 30 authors and 1,500 costumed volunteers participated in over 1,200 Star Wars Reads Day events across North America.

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An official Star Wars event kit (free of charge), including reproducible activity sheets and trivia, is available here as a printable PDF in colorblack and white, and Spanish.
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#87
Get closer to the Dark Side. Want to know more about the evil Darth Sidious, Darth Maul and Vader? Or how the conflict first began between the Jedi and Sith? Discover everything you ever wanted to know about the Dark Side and more in this action-packed Reader. Filled with pictures of your favourite bad guys from all six movies, it's an out-of-this-world read. And don't forget, there's a galaxy-full of "DK Star Wars" books to collect.


  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd (Sept. 6 2007)
  • ISBN: 9781405321723
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REVIEW:
If you have ever wanted to know all there is to know about the Dark Side, the look no further. This wonderfully illustrated book has all the ins and outs of the Dark Side. Learning about each character, their specialties if they have them, and why they are on that side. All these topics are discussed in the book.
Kids ages 8 and up who are fans of the Dark Side will LOVE this book. Though I know a ton of parents that will get a kick out of it too. Very detailed and really well put together, it's sure to please every Star Wars fan.

5/5





Feel the force of the pencil, get creative and bring "Star Wars" to life on the page. Follow the expert tips, tracings, fold out pages and stencils and draw body shapes which pack a punch (or a lightsabre), inspiring action poses, spectacular vehicles, out-of-this-world clothes and futuristic equipment. Put R2-D2, Luke SkyWalker and Darth Vader on the same page and create scenes and battles from your own imagination - if you dare! And don't forget, there are tons more DK "Star Wars" books to collect.

  • Spiral-bound: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd.; Spi edition (Dec 26 2006)
  • ISBN: 9780756623432
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REVIEW:
How I would love to be able to draw my favorite characters from Star Wars. Unfortunately I have a ton more practicing to do. I tried drawing some from this book, but it is far too advanced for me.
My nephew, on the other hand, is going to freak his freak when I give this to him. He not only loves Star Wars, but he draws comic books as well! 
Artists, fans and collectors alike are going to enjoy this book!

4/5

1 comments:

  1. My son would love the You Can Draw book - he loves drawing Star Wars

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