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Star Wars ABC by Scholastic
Review by Gayle Surrette
Cartwheel Books Board book  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780545227384
Date: 01 July 2010 List Price $12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Official Info /

If your young child enjoys the Star Wars' characters this may be a fun alphabet book to enhance learning.

The Star Wars ABC book is sturdy with thick cardboard pages great for young hands to hold and turn. Each page has full color photo of some Star Wars character or item to illustrate that letter. For example: W for Wookie.

However, the short sentence using the letter will have to be read to the child by a parent or older person. For example, K for Kaminoans has the following explanation, "The Kaminoans keep to themselves and are expert cloners." I can see that children are going to be filled with questions about other words used in the book. Adults should perhaps refresh their memories on the Star Wars cast, alien species, and some of the science terms used.

While on first look this book seems like a nice change from the usual A is for Apple alphabet book, it is also a great jumping off point for talking to a child about all kinds of ideas and concepts. It can also just be the beginning of a fun evening of Star Wars and family togetherness.

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