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3 Star Wars Books to Add to Baby's Library
It was inevitable that my children would turn into Star Wars fans, with their father being the biggest Star Wars fan I’ve ever met. While it was years before our oldest kids ever even saw the movies, they had been hearing about the characters and plot lines for years, almost through osmosis it seems! Flipping through pages of their dad’s books, and receiving age-appropriate Star Wars books as gifts from the time they were just babies, they’ve literally grown up on Star Wars, which made it all the more exciting for them when they were old enough to actually see the movies! We recently found a couple of new books that we just had to add to our collection, and we love them so much they recently made it into our family photo shoot! I thought I’d share these witty new Star Wars themed books with you, as they would make a fun and unique gift to give at a baby shower, for the Star Wars loving parents to be! All photos courtesy of Yung Bean Photography.
Books By Jeffrey Brown
Written and illustrated by comic book author Jeffrey Brown, this series of books shows a softer, more gentler side to Lord Vader, and will have you rethinking the Dark Side. Humorous, playful and witty, these books would be perfect for the Star Wars fan, and are ones the adults will enjoy reading when it’s storytime.
A Twist On A Classic Storyline
The premise of both the books, Darth Vader & Son, and Vader’s Little Princess, is that they retell famous scenes from the movies, from the point of view of Vader trying to actually raise his children Luke and Leia. It puts a twist on the famous hero-villain conflict, and shows sweet and humorous scenes of Vader in typical Father/child scenarios. Here, Vader is trying to teach Leia how to drive his famous spaceship.
Don't Splash My Cape
My favorite scenes depict Luke and Leia as very young children, as it really shows the bad guy Vader in a whole new light. Here, Vader is scolding his two toddlers to not splash his cape while they’re playing in the kiddie pool.
Story Time For The Whole Family
It may sound silly, but these books have reconnected us again, when it comes to story time. Because our eldest daughter is a proficient reader, she often reads on her own now, while my husband and I each read, in separate rooms, to the 2 boys. Lately though, we’ve all been joining together for family story time, so Hayden will get an early appreciation for the Star Wars story.
The Teenage Years
I love that the books depict Vader raising them from very young children, all the way up to the emotional and volatile teenage years.
With our middle son, getting him to practice his reading is often a chore, but when you find a book that he’s interested in, and is written simply enough for him to try and tackle, he jumps at the chance to practice his reading skills.
Darth Vader and Son
The Vader and Son book takes on the same premise of Vader raising Luke from a young child, and shows them getting ice cream cones together, and even shows Vader as a soccer dad. I love that these books are enjoyable and relateable for both my sons and daughter.
Starting Them Young
No doubt Hayden will have a knowledge and an appreciation for the Star Wars legacy long before he can even read, write, or see the movies! We feel good sharing these books with them because they take the dark side and make it a little less scary, perfect for the littlest of fans!