Wednesday, November 7, 2018

[Children's Book Review] Are You Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam Rex

Children's Book Review of Are You Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam Rex

Are You Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam Rex is such a fun story with wonderful illustrations that is sure to be a hit for any young reader or Star Wars fan!

Shout-out to Lindsi of Do You Dog-ear? for recommending this one to me!

Let's dive in!

Star Wars: Are You Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam Rex 

Darth Vader isn't scared! Nothing can scare Lord Vader. Right?

My thoughts: 
When I first cracked open this book, I was so hoping that this author was going to do something predictable with the acknowledgement page. I was very happy to see that he did. How perfect is this?

I loved the tone that this author was able to capture for Darth Vader in this short story. His deadpan responses were so perfect and the humor made me chuckle, especially when the narrator asked if Darth Vader was afraid of the dark and he responded, "Is that a joke?"

The artwork was lovely! I really enjoyed the overall background and slightly creepy atmosphere of many of the pages. The characters were all wonderfully illustrated and so interesting to look at! I also really enjoyed how the text and lettering was added into the overall page design in such a fun way.

The story overall was short, but super sweet. It did get quite dark there for a minute, which may not be quite understood by children, but is an interesting little twist for adults. I loved the ending and how the fourth wall was broken.

This would be a great read for the Halloween season!

My final thoughts:
Oh my goodness. This is definitely one that my husband and I be adding to our kids library in the future. This book is absolutely adorable! This would be so much fun to read time and time again. I highly recommend it!

Thanks for reading!
Have you read any children's books featuring mainstream media characters like this? If so, I'd love to hear about them in the comments below!

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