Friday 25 December 2015

Star Wars: Where’s the Wookiee?

Star Wars: Where’s the Wookiee? written by Katrina Pallant, illustrated by Ulises Farins (Chirpy Bird/Hardie Grant Egmont)
HB RRP $19.95
ISBN 9781760126490

Reviewed by Liz Ledden

Just in time for the latest Star Wars film release is this find-a-book, where the aim is to spot Chewbacca on each page as he is ‘pursued across the galaxy’ by bounty hunters. From Ewok Village and Jedi Temple, to the Death Star and Jabba’s Palace, readers will find themselves immersed in a complex range of worlds that will appeal to those with a prior knowledge of Star Wars, or have an interest in learning more about it.

The muted blue and brown colour palette and intricate illustrations suggests a more challenging search and find book that mid-to-late primary schoolers can engage with. Guns, explosions and ‘fist-fights’ in the cantina also suggest the book is aimed at older readers who are already au fait with such things.

Cleverly, the book enables longevity by providing a page of nine other characters aside from Chewbacca who can be found on each page. Additionally, there are tick-lists for each ‘world’ at the end of the book with additional objects to be discovered.

Star Wars fans new and old who have well and truly found Wally will enjoy this interactive activity book.

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