Star Wars: I Am Your Father by Amy Richau and Dan Zehr

The Blurb On The Back:

Caring for others can be complicated.  Whether your Padawan is losing focus, your child needs a bit of inspiration, or your student is heading towards the dark side, learn how to set them back on the right track.

Ideal for Jedi Knights, parents, guardians, and mentors, this book offers lighthearted advice from a galaxy far, far away.

Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

You can order STAR WARS: I AM YOUR FATHER by Amy Richau and Dan Zehr from Amazon UK, Waterstone’s or Bookshop.org UK.  I earn commission on any purchases made through these links.

The Review (Cut For Spoilers):

Amy Richau is a freelance writer and researcher and Dan Zehr is host of the Star Wars podcast Coffee With Kenobi.  I was a bit cynical about this Father’s Day tie-in book, but it’s actually been done very thoughtfully with Richau and Zehr drawing on a variety of Star Wars series and making some quite sensitive points about parenting and how to navigate it.  If you have a Star Wars loving father, then this would be a good gift for them.

The book is divided into 5 sections:

– Mentoring

– Encouragement

– Lessons Learnt

– Trust

– Acceptance

Each section uses a variety of Star Wars characters from the 9 films and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Clone Wars, The Mandalorian, Star Wars Resistance, Star Wars Battlefront II, and Star Wars: The Bad Batch to discuss an element of parenting or caregiving that relates to that character.  It’s actually really cleverly done with the text drawing a link between the character and how it relates to the parenting/caregiving issue and at some points it’s actually quite moving and elevates it above a lot of these type of tie in books.

If I have one criticism, it’s that the cover price of £7.99 is pricey for what you’re getting given this book isn’t even 100 pages so you’re paying for the photos.  That said, if you’re looking for a present for a Star Wars obsessed dad in your life, then this book would make a good gift and is worth considering.  

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