Saturday, May 30, 2015

Kid Konnection: Star Wars Epic Yarns

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week, I'm going to share with you a set of adorable (and very creative) board books for little ones.

Summary: Jedi apprentices and little princesses will delight in this (heart)felt retelling of the Star Wars saga. And so will Star Wars fans of any age! The series launches with the original trilogy, and every word counts in these small but perfectly formed yarns. That's because each volume features 12 iconic scenes, handcrafted in felt and pithily summarized in just a single word. The attention to detail is eye-opening; the proportions are just-right for small hands; the fun is guaranteed.

Princess Leia sends a hologram message through R2-D2, Luke Skywalker will learn how to use a lightsaber, and our heroes triumph. -- Chronicle Books

Summary: Luke meets his teacher Yoda, Han Solo makes a friend, and there is a lightsaber duel with a Sith Lord in the dark. -- Chronicle Books

Summary: The monster Jabba is encountered, C-3PO conducts story time, and there is a happy ending. -- Chronicle Books

Oh my goodness! I just received some of the cutest picture books I've ever laid eyes on! There are the STAR WARS EPIC YARN books by Jack and Holman Wang, and these board books are designed for the smallest Star Wars fans.

There are three books titled A NEW HOPE, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, and RETURN OF THE JEDI, and all of them are just precious. Each hardcover book has sturdy pages and very simple text which introduces these original Star Wars stories and characters to little ones. In fact, each book features 12 famous scenes from the movie with one word summaries.

As cute as these books are, what really sets them apart is the artwork. Each character is made entirely by hand by using felt. I don't think you can get this from the covers of the books, but the characters are incredibly detailed from their uniforms to their faces. I am truly blown away by how creative these figures are!

The STAR WARS EPIC YARN series is too cute! Parents and little ones will appreciated these books that pay tribute the three Star Wars films that started it all. Highly recommended!

Thanks to the publisher for providing review copies of these books.

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


Stacie said...

If my friends have another baby, I know just what to get them! These books look awesome!

HeatherAnne Norbury said...

The art is amazing! Just think of all the time it took to create all that.

bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh, Vance would have loved these books!!