VADER’S little princess by Jeffrey Brown
In this irresistibly funny follow-up to the breakout bestseller Darth Vader and Son, Vader—Sith Lord and leader of the Galactic Empire—now faces the trials, joys, and mood swings of raising his daughter Leia as she grows from a sweet little girl into a rebellious teenager. Smart and funny illustrations by artist Jeffrey Brown give classic Star Wars moments a twist by bringing these iconic family relations together under one roof. From tea parties to teaching Leia how to fly a TIE fighter, regulating the time she spends talking with friends via R2-D2’s hologram, and making sure Leia doesn’t leave the house wearing only the a skirted metal bikini, Vader’s parenting skills are put hilariously to the test.
Jeffrey Brown has written and illustrated a hilarious follow-up to ‘DARTH VADER and Son’. This one is titled, ‘VADER’S little princess’.
“Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith, must raise his young daughter, Leia, as she grows from a sweet little girl – into a rebellious teenager…”, so starts the book. Again, each page is filled with humor as Darth Vader attempts to raise his little princess.
Leia is a loving daughter; cutting hearts into her father’s cape, hugging and telling him that she loves him at the most inappropriate moments for the Dark Lord of the Sith. There is a lovely moment when Leia says, “Dad, don’t move, look!” as she points to his helmet where a beautiful butterfly has settled.
As Leia grows into her teenage years, Darth Vader is often depicted as looking back to when his daughter was a little princess and reminiscing of that time. Leia gives her dad some thoughts to ponder when she tells him, “Dad, I have to write an essay for class…so, what exactly is it that you do?”
There are some tense moments when Leia brings her boyfriend, Han Solo, to meet her dad and when she argues with her father about her clothing.
My favorite page is when Leia is trying to have a heart to heart talk with her dad and his response leaves his little princess in tears.
This book is a must read for Star War fans, young and old. I can’t wait to read more books from Jeffrey Brown.
This Book Review was written for the ‘Award Winning Books Reading Challenge’ at: http://main.gatheringbooks.org/
Book #8 for AWBRC