Good Night Darth Vader is of course a take on the famous Good Night Moon book. I was excited to have the opportunity to read this book to William with Matt as a bedtime story.
Sometimes William won’t stay still for even a fe pages, yet he seemed ready to give this one a chance.
It probably didn’t hurt that Matt was willing to read as Darth Vader in all the right places.
I love the concept of Luke and Leia growing up with Darth Vader as they do in this and other books in the Jeffrey Brown series (though of course that’s not how things go in the George Lucas Star Wars universe).
I love the intro as its not uncommon that children, including William, are resistant to their bedtimes.
The drawings in this book are exquisite. It’s very clever with the in jokes for fans such as having Jocasta, who plays a librarian in the movie Clone Wars, asleep in a library.
Kids and parent who are familiar with the characters from the movie will delight in finding them throughout the story.
The littlest ones may not know that “It’s a bedtime snack” is a pun on General Akbar saying “It’s a trap!”, yet it’s funny and appropriate here on its own.
Even the twist ending with Darth falling asleep first, is one everyone can enjoy. In the end everyone gets to sleep, which is what happens in most homes at night.
This book is clever from beginning to end, even the cover has a cute scene featured.
This is the kind of book that children of all ages will enjoy. I can’t wait to show William when he’s older parts in the movies that relate to this book.
Rating – five baby booties out of five