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Star Wars: Chewie And The Porgs Book Review

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Kids will get a kick out of “Star Wars: Chewie And The Porgs.”

However you may have felt about “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” there’s no denying that Chewbacca’s encounter with the porgs was one of the film’s more memorable moments. To no surprise, Disney-Lucasfilm Press has put out a new illustrated children’s book titled “Star Wars: Chewie And The porgs” that fills in more gaps about what happened between Chewbacca and the porgs off screen.

If you haven’t seen “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” then be prepared for some minor spoilers as this book tackles certain things seen in the film. Anyway, writer Kevin Shinick’s ‘Chewie’ begins with Rey and Chewie arriving on Ahch-To on board the Falcon. While Rey is off to see Luke Skywalker, we (the reader) see what Chewie and the birdlike creatures the porgs are doing off screen. So as to not spoil the entire book, expect to see Chewbacca searching for food, encountering the meddlesome porgs and finding out why the porgs are bothering him.

Given that this is a children’s book aimed at a specific younger demographic, “Star Wars” fans shouldn’t expect much in the way of content here. It’s very much a light, fluffy, and to the point story about friendship and misunderstandings. This book was made for young children who love both “Star Wars” and porgs. Now, that’s not to say there isn’t anything here for adult SW fans who read this to their children or are merely curious to check it out. Not only do you learn more about what is happening between Chewie and the porgs, but you also get some rewarding little moments such as the ewok reference and chewie and a porg playing holochess.

As for artist Fiona Hsieh’s work here, it’s colorful and cutesy. The imagery is very much how one would envision an illustrated SW kids book. My only complaint is that there is a lot of blank space on certain pages, but it’s a minor quibble.

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January 23, 2018 - Posted by | Book review | , , , , ,

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