Star Wars and World Book Day - Review and GiveawayBud has recently discovered the Star Wars Universe and is eagerly absorbing everything connected with the films and characters. He recently received a parcel of four books which absolutely delighted him as they included some Star Wars chapter books, and a fabulous Starfighter Workshop Activity Book and Model Kit.
Star Wars and Egmont Publishing are getting involved with World Book Day this year and your children will be able to spend their one pound book token on the book Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space - The Escape. The Adventures in Wild Space series sees the Star Wars universe through the eyes of the Graf Kids and the one pound World Book Day special edition is the perfect introduction to their adventures.
When the parents of Milo and Lina Graf are abucted by the agents of the evil Empire, the children must undertake a perilous journey across the unknown reaches of Wild Space to rescue them - and to discover hope for the future.
We've started reading this book with Bud, at not quite six he's not able to read it all freely but we have adopted a 'read-it together' approach where we puzzle out the more difficult words together and we are reading a few pages at bedtime each evening.
The other books in the Star Wars Adventures in Wild Space series are The Snare by Cavan Scott and The Nest by Tom Huddleston (both with an RRP of £6:99). These are larger, more detailed adventures and see the same Graf children exploring Wild Space to rescue their parents and escape Imperial forces.
All three of the books are lovely with a good mix of prose and black and white illustrations. We've really been enjoying this new aspect to the Star Wars universe and Bud loves puzzling out all of the different droids, ships and enemy forces. I've read through all three of the books and feel confident that they are going to be a huge hit with young fans, especially those who have had their interest in Star Wars initiated by the recent release of The Force Awakens.
All three of the Star Wars Adventures in Wild Space are released on Thursday 25th February 2016.
The other book we received was actually very familiar to us as we bought it for a friend at Christmas. Starfighter Workshop is a wonderful book with two buildable models of ships from the Star Wars films. Using the high quality foam pieces at the back of the book you can build your very own X-Wing and Tie Fighter and re-enact all of those famous dog fights from the eight Star Wars movies.
The models are quite complex and offer a great little project for fans of the films. We put together the X-Wing over the weekend and were delighted by it's attention to detail and how easy it was to build. The foam pieces are a good thickness and clip together well and, once complete you are left with a brilliant model which will grace any bookcase or bedroom. X Wings are my favourite ship in Star Wars so I loved building it with Bud. It's worth pointing out that Bud would have found the model a little too tricky to build on his own so we were able to make a real project of it. He wants it to be hung from the ceiling of his bedroom now and I'm sure the Tie Fighter will follow there when it's complete. The age range suggested on the back of the book is 7+ and I'd say that's spot on but younger children will enjoy the book with a bit of help from their grown up.
I'm so pleased that completing the models doesn't mean the end of the book as it includes an activity book packed with stories, colouring sheets and puzzles, as well as those all important instructions.These are all themed around the ships of Star Wars and Bud will love working his way through them.
I've teamed up with Egmont Publishing to offer one of my readers the chance to win their own set of the Star Wars Wild Adventures Books (three books in total). For a chance to win simply complete the Gleam widget below. Please read the terms and conditions.
For more chances to win, please check out the next giveaway at Me, The Man and The Kids(from 23rd February 2016).
Star Wars Wild Adventures in Space