LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary
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• This is a terrifically comprehensive book on the subject of Star Wars lego.
• My six year old son is obsessed with this book, poring over the pages himself and asking for it to be read
to him constantly.
• It is a cool book with a ton of information on Star Wars and Star Wars Lego "guys", another obsession in my house.
Star Wars is not the usual fare around here at Sweet on Books. It's a general rule that we don't do "commercial" books. But this weekend I was taken aback to see this anthology on the NY Times bestseller list. This is the one exception we have; if something is really commercial, but very popular, we will take a look at it. This was an easy decision for us. This book is positively captivating my young Star Wars fan - he literally can't get enough of it. The title is very apt, LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary is just that, a visual catalog of Lego Star Wars sets with movie-accurate details filling up every page.
While this compendium is set up very logically for a Star Wars aficionado, I must confess it is all greek to me. My six year old suffers my ignorance as he tries, again and again, to explain it all to me. But I can tell you that the book is visually a feast, with photographs of the Star Wars Lego sets dating back to 1999; it is so tantalizing that said six year old begs for the $1000 Millennium Falcon Lego set that, at this point, can only be obtained on eBay. This is the perfect gift book for the Star wars fan and reluctant reader. As we say time and time again, text is text, no matter what the source. So, if you are pulling your hair out to get your young reader to pick up a book and Star Wars interests him, get thee to a bookstore! Oh, and possibly most important, it comes with a Lego minifigure!
2009, 96 pages
• What is your favorite Lego set?
• Which Star Wars character do you most admire?
• Which Star Wars character do you most abhor?
• What about this book is exciting to you?
• How do you think the author researched this book when he was writing it?
• Is there a subject you would like to research as intently?
• Why do you like to play with Lego so much?
• What else do you enjoy playing with and why?
• Do you think reading a book about other things would be as much fun?
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