Vader's Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown

Summary from Goodreads:

In this irresistibly funny follow-up to the breakout bestseller Darth Vader and Son, Vader--Sith Lord and leader of the Galactic Empire--now faces the trials, joys, and mood swings of raising his daughter Leia as she grows from a sweet little girl into a rebellious teenager.  

Smart and funny illustrations by artist Jeffrey Brown give classic Star Wars moments a twist by bringing these iconic family relations together under one roof. From tea parties to teaching Leia how to fly a TIE fighter, regulating the time she spends talking with friends via R2-D2's hologram, and making sure Leia doesn't leave the house wearing only a skirted metal bikini, Vader's parenting skills are put hilariously to the test.

This book contains boatloads of cute. Largely because of the illustrations. I mean, will you just look at that cover? The dialogue has plenty of Star Wars references that will delight any fanboy and fangirl. There are also quite a number of appearances of various characters besides Vader and Leia. A young Luke Skywalker, and a strapping teenage Han Solo has been given much page time. You can even spot a ballet dancing Jar Jar Binks.    

This reminded me a bit of Despicable Me. There is just something charming when super villains are domesticated. And just like Gru, our Sith Lord finds himself a little frazzled with fatherhood. I guess dealing with little girls, well, just one little princess in particular can just be about as taxing as quelling the rebel alliance or annihilating planets. And that is the highlight of this book. Seeing Darth Vader, the galactic empire's dark lord dote on his little girl, telling her to do her homework, dropping her off at school with an AT-AT, questioning her choice of wardrobe and boyfriend, teaching her to fly a tie fighter, giving her guidance and advice.

Parents who grew up on Star Wars, will be especially fond of this book. But this will put a smile on the faces of Star Wars fans of all ages. It is a little piece of intergalactic delight.
Vader's Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown
Copy courtesy of Gathering Books and Pansing, Singapore. 


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