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Star Wars: What Is A Wookiee? (Star Wars DK Readers - Level 1)
by Laura Buller
Young fans can learn more about alien characters from the Star Wars universe--from Chewbacca, Han Solo's loyal Wookiee companion, to Jedi Master Yoda and the Gungun race. Full color.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published May 16th 2005 by DK CHILDREN
(first published April 1st 2005)
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Jun 04, 2013 Fjóla rated it liked it
We've now read a few of those Star Wars DK Readers, and this one is probably the easiest one, with very basic vocabulary, aside from some Star Wars lingo. It's actually not about Wookiees, contrary to what the title might suggest (the cover of this edition is a lot more representative of the contents of this book), although there is a page about Chewbacca. Instead, it features a few of the creatures encountered in the Star Wars series, such as wookies, Ewoks, droids, Gungans, Hutts, a Toydarian, ...more
I read this book to share with my grandson, Ryan. While I am not a fan of the Star Wars movies, I know that he is. The book was written in simple language with graphic pictures. The book seemed more like an encyclopedia of the various characters and vocabulary used in the Star Wars movies. There is no story-line in the book, but we learn that Wookiees are tall furry aliens. It would be good to read this book before watching the movies.
Silly me, given the cover and the title I thought we'd be reading about Wookies. Turns out we get 1-2 pages about Chewbacca, and the rest is about other various aliens in Star Wars. (By the way, "alien" is defined as "not human", but there is no explanation as to what "human" is. Since this book is aimed at beginning readers....) So if you want a page about Chewbacca and a page about Jar-Jar and a page about a number of other random Star Wars creatures, then you'll enjoy this.
May 11, 2015 Sarah Adamson rated it liked it · review of another edition
This is a nice simple early reader introducing kids to some of the aliens and other creatures found in the Star Wars universe. C3P0 does a basic introduction to the idea of aliens and space for the sake of those not in the know and then talks about some of the main features of some of the creatures. Fun and gentle with some great simple words and explanation of how to pronounce some of the harder names!!
With photographs complimenting the text, this is a great beginning reader for Star Wars fans. Kids not interested in the film will most likely not enjoy this read. The story is very dry, it is simply the droid character C3-P0 telling about the creatures and characters in the Star Wars world. Characters include droids, aliens and ewoks.
Jan 29, 2013 Allison rated it liked it
The title make you think that you will only be learning about wookiees but it is about a lot of characters in the Star Wars movies.this book would be good to get a child maybe interested in read because it is about Star Wars.
We love this book and give it 5 stars! Mom says it deserves just 3. However, since this is our Goodreads account and not hers, we get to give it 5! (She says the book lacks real content, and gets annoyed when it says Watto is blue, but the picture shows him as a dingy green color).
A fun twist on a reading primer, but deceptively, not really about Wookies. Every time the page is turned, a new character is discussed which was a bit overwhelming for my non-Star-Wars-indoctrinated 6 year old.
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