Vader’s Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown – picture book review

Cover of "Vader's Little Princess" by Jeffrey Brown.
Cover of “Vader’s Little Princess” by Jeffrey Brown.
Vader’s Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown is a sequel of sorts to his previous Darth Vader and Son which I reviewed back in February 2013. This time, we get to see Princess Leia at various ages interacting with her daddy, Darth Vader (sorry to spoil this for those 10-20 people who haven’t seen the original Star Wars series).

Like in it’s predecessor, Brown offers a collection of humorous situations by combining (and sometimes changing) lines from the films with typical parent-child relationships. Also like it’s predecessor, Vader’s Little Princess is fairly short and ends far too soon. The only issue I have with this book is that the humor is somewhat less than in the previous book. I thought some of the humor fell flat or wasn’t really all that humorous at all. There were a couple good zingers poking fun at Episodes I-III, so that was fun to see.

That said, the artwork was adorable and I generally enjoyed the book. Vader’s Little Princess is short but sweet, and I recommend it to all fans of Star Wars and veterans of child-raising everywhere. As a side note, another book in this “series” will be coming out in August 2013: Star Wars: Jedi Academy, about life in a middle school in a galaxy far, far away.

Release Date: April 23, 2013 (USA)
ISBNs: 1452118698 (9781452118697)
Publisher: Chronicle Books

MySF Rating: Four point zero stars
Family Friendliness: 100%


Alcohol/Drugs: 0
Language: 0
Nudity: 0
Sexuality: 1 (slave-girl Leia makes a couple appearances)
Violence: 1 (minor science fiction and implied violence)

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