Book Review | Star Wars: Search Your Feelings
Search your feelings with this companion to ABC-3PO and Obi-123
Search Your Feelings continues Katie Cook’s adorable run of Star Wars primers for young Padawans. Featuring poems and art about different emotions that tie to iconic moments from across the Star Wars saga, this is the perfect book to add to a youngling’s growing library.
Star Wars: Search Your Feelings | By Calliope Glass, Caitlin Kennedy, and Katie Cook
Calliope Glass, Caitlin Kennedy, and Katie Cook have done it again with the latest book from this delightful trio. Like it’s predecessors, Search Your Feelings uses simple rhymes with characters and events from a galaxy far, far away to teach younglings about their feelings. The rhymes are simple, fun, short poems that are a joy to read. Combined with Cook’s charming art, the book is a delightful read, and a great way to teach younglings about their emotions.
My favorite poem is the Hopeful poem. It features Leia hiding the Death Star plans in R2-D2. It mentions how she sees the hope in those plans and knows they must survive, and that through her actions she brings hope to the galaxy. Hope is such a great positive emotion, and one of my favorite themes in literature. The final line of the poem even mentions that without her actions here, there would be no story, and that is so true! Leia’s actions kicked off the Saga and I love seeing attention called to that.
It’s hard to pick a favorite page of artwork. But if I had to, my favorite artwork would be the Afraid spread. It features a pregnant Padmé on her balcony with Anakin, and Anakin’s shadow is Darth Vader. It’s this attention to detail that really makes the page pop. In fact, it was the first thing I noticed as I turned the page, even before I read the poem or looked at the rest of the art.
The Winning Trio
Calliope Glass is the author of several children’s books that tie into Disney properties. Most notably ABC-3PO, Obi-123, and the recently released Spider-Man Far From Home: Spider-Man Swings Through Europe picture book.
Caitlin Kennedy is the co-author of ABC-3PO and Obi-123. She is also the author of the recently released Droid Tales Book, C-3PO Does NOT Like Sand, which is illustrated by Steampunk artist Brian Kesinger.
Star Wars artist Katie Cook is known for her cute and adorable art featuring characters and scenes from a galaxy far, far away. She can typically be seen in Artist Alley at various conventions across the country. She has also worked on the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic. Katie’s weekly webcomic Nothing Special can be read here.
All three of them have collaborated again for the upcoming Star Wars: Creatures Big and Small releasing on October 1st as part of the Journey to The Rise of Skywalker. I can’t wait to read the next collaboration these three do. I know it will be just as cute and delightful as the first three.
Star Wars: Search Your Feelings by Calliope Glass, Caitlin Kennedy, and Katie Cook is published by Disney Books and is available to buy from all good retailers.
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I’m Mina, the Jedi Librarian. I’m a teen services librarian, lover of all the books, and a lifelong Star Wars fan. I’m also secretly a Jedi.