Star Wars: Vader’s Little Princess is a whimsical re-imagining of the Star Wars Universe presented in somewhat of a Family Circus format. It looks like a children’s book, you want it to be a children’s book, but it’s really not.
But, don’t let that stop you from reading it to your child. If you’re a Star Wars geek and want your Padawan to follow in that path, there’s no better start than this. It’ll require some explaining and backstory if you want to bring any of this into cohesiveness for a kiddo who barely understands the Force, but it’s worth it as a bonding experience.
The pages are amusingly illustrated, it’s a light hearted look at what life would have been like if Vader was the father who raised Leia done in little one-shots that pay homage to the films. I saw this and the other of this series Darth Vader and Son (which I will get to writing about at some point) and picked one up for me and one for a friend.
You can tell a lot of love went into the book. It’s a fun read for an adult. It’s not a story for children though as it’s all single scenes based on portions of the movie that don’t make much sense unless you, like I, have watched it too many times to remember.
If you don’t have a kid, get it for yourself. If you do, just remember you’re going to be doing a lot more storytelling than the average kids book generally requires in order to make it make sense for them.
Of course, if you have a newborn like I do, it doesn’t have to make sense, you just read it and point and ooh and ahh occasionally and you’re golden.
I found it a bit too short, wanted more. You can check out Google Image Search as it appears almost half the book’s pictures are up to see if you’re interested in buying it or not.