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Celebrating Star Wars Reads Day

Saturday 10th October is Star Wars Reads Day, a global celebration of books for Star Wars fans. Well, this is one household that is definitely up for that!

Our Star Wars Story

The Husband grew up loving Star Wars, I enjoyed it as a child, so when the ‘new’ movies came out we went to see them all at the cinema and we of course own the films. One day, our son found said films…

So two or three months ago Little Man ‘discovered’ Star Wars. Oh my, did he. Since that day, his obsession has just grown and grown. Every single day we seem to have endless discussions about the varying lightsaber colours, why Anakin turned to the Dark Side, whether there was good still left in Darth Vader (we believe so, thanks to Return of the Jedi), why Yoda is so small – who knows?! The list goes on and on, believe me. The mums on the school run now find it fun to guess which Star Wars figure is accompanying Little Man each day, we watch the six films in rotation along with several Lego Star Wars DVDs and Star Wars Rebels episodes, play with the figures, talk about the plot-lines – you get the picture, right? He has an ever-growing collection of figures, toys, masks, dressing up, clothes and so much more and his Christmas list seems to growing daily as he spots more toys that he ‘needs’.

And he’s only just turned three. The Husband, of course, is delighted.

Anyway, this week we had a rather special delivery. It’s no secret that we love our books here. I get as excited as the kids do when they receive new books. Until this time. When Little Man received this bundle, he’s excitement levels took to a whole new level…..

Star Wars bundle

Both Little Man and Boo dived straight in and didn’t surface for some time!

Reading Star Wars books

And then to top it off, we also received this…

lightsabre

Yes, my son is now a Sith Lord.

Star Wars Books

So a closer look at the fab books that we received from the lovely people at Egmont

Star Wars: Where’s the Wookie?

Wheres the Wookie

Chewbacca, a notorious rebel ally, is wanted for crimes against the Empire. Not often seen without his partner-in-crime, Han Solo, this Wookiee has evaded capture on multiple occasions, due in no small part to the fastest freighter in the universe, the Millennium Falcon. Chewie, as he is more commonly known, has a sizeable bounty on his head. Can you find this furry criminal before other accomplished bounty hunters beat you to it? A uniquely illustrated search and find format, perfect for Star Wars fans young and old!

I do love books like this, and my daughter adores them. Along with having to find Chewbacca on every page, there are then addictional characters and items for you to find on each and every page. Lots of fun, with a favourite character.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Activity Book

Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Activity Book

This is a uniquely illustrated activity book based on the second movie in the Star Wars saga. Join Luke Skywalker as he discovers his ancestry, trains to be a Jedi knight and fights the evil forces of the Empire! The book is packed full of exciting mazes, codewords, puzzles and many more activities, and 4 sticker scenes to complete with 100 stickers!

So much to do with this one! This one is Little Man’s favourite, as he loves the characters in Empire Strikes Back and enjoys having me read each section to him, studying the stickers pages (not using them, just studying them!), and even though he is only 3, he can do some of the activities.

Star Wars Doodles

Star Wars Doodles

Readers can draw, colour, and create with all their favourite characters from the Star Wars films. From Luke Skywalker to Darth Vader, every page is packed with doodles from a galaxy far, far away. Readers can use their artistic Force to bring these sensational scenes to life!

Despite possibly being the world’s worse artist, I think this is a brilliant book. I like the concept of having to add to each illustration, and as many of them are simple, even I can join in! This is one that both of the children will do together, and I do suspect the Husband (who actually can draw very well) will muscle in on it, too. 

We also received the Star Wars Rebels magazine. Little Man has had these before, along with the Lego Star Wars and Star Wars Adventures magazines. He loves them, absolutely loves them and I find it difficult to sneak past the magazine stands in shops now! They tend to be his bedtime reading for that whole week, and he pours over them quietly by himself, too.

Little Man and Star Wars

I managed to capture Little Man talking Star Wars, not the easiest of tasks as he is only just three, but it’s nice to hear it from him….

Competition Time

Now, it only seems fair that after going on about how brilliant these books are that I offer a bundle up as a prize. So I do have a Star Wars book bundle up for grabs, including the above three titles – a rather fabulous prize, I think! To be in with a chance of winning, enter using the rafflecopter below. The competition ends at 12am on 5th November 2015, and is open to UK entrants. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

So go on, share with me your favourite Star Wars moment.

Disclosure: Written in collaboration with Egmont

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