As many of you may know 1. I am a huge Star Wars fan and 2. Today is May the 4th Be With You. I thought that in order to celebrate I would review one of my favorite books that I keep in my guest room, A Pop-Up Star Wars book. This book is by Matthew Reinhart who makes the most fabulous modern pop-up books. I had to get this as a gift for my husband a few years ago!
I love how many pop-ups there are in the book. There is a main one in the middle of each page and then there are smaller ones in each corner of the pages. I don't think you have to be a Star Wars fan to enjoy this book. You will be able to read the details and pretty much understand what is going on. I don't think it tells the story either through Episode I-VI. You just kind of read along about the different space craft and races.
I love the pop-up of a large Mos Eisley spaceport where our heroes Luke and Obi-Wan first met Han and Chewie. I tried to get a good picture of it but it's not easy. I love that you get to look inside and see all the characters and even see Han sitting in the booth where the saying "Han Shot First" comes from. You see the bar and the band in the background.
I love too as you get farther along you even get to see Luke and Vader with the lightsabers that actually LIGHT UP! I mean...yes yes yes.
When you get to the very end of the book you get a big treat where we get to see a big Vader Helmet... with Vader inside. This nice thing about this book is that not only is the pop-up art amazing but the text throughout the book is fun to read also.
May the 4th Be With You!