Monday, June 23, 2014

Darth Vader and son by Jeffrey Brown

Darth Vader and Son

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if "Luke, I am your father" was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown's delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars® moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. Life lessons include lightsaber batting practice, using the Force to raid the cookie jar, Take Your Child to Work Day on the Death Star ("Er, he looks just like you, Lord Vader!"), and the special bond shared between any father and son.
Winner of the 2013 Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication
My thoughts:
This was a fun library find.  A quick, funny, entertaining read that appealed to all of my children, even though they are different ages and reading levels.  I love finding something new on the shelf at the library.  Some weeks we are looking for something in particular, but I find we discover unexpected gems when we just go to a shelf and see what jumps out on that day.  I love our Kindles and my family uses them a lot, but I would miss having the opportunity to walk up to a shelf of books and pick one out that way if libraries were to disappear.  I think having all those books available makes it more likely that children and adults will branch out and discover something new, perhaps they enjoy graphic novels when they always thought they were silly or that memoirs can be a fun way to read nonfiction.  I am very much looking forward to this summer and weekly library visits with my children.  I wonder what we will discover next week?

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452106557
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 4/18/2012
  • Pages: 64

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Brown is the author of numerous graphic novels and comics, including Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Cats Are Weird. A lifelong Star Wars fan, he lives in Chicago with his wife and five-year-old son.

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