Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Read, You Must: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

DK Books has done it again with another terrific book for young Star Wars fans. The publisher of Star Wars In 100 Scenes and Ultimate Star Wars are really on a roll!

At the risk of sounding repetitive (see our previous book reviews) Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is a 200 page collection of images from the Star Wars films and TV shows that explodes with trivia, insights and details. The information comes from a team of great writers who all happen to be enthusiastic fans themselves: Adam Bray (Star Wars Rebels The Visual Guide), Cole Horton (StarWars.com), Kerrie Dougherty (Star Wars Complete Vehicles), Michael Kogge (Star Wars Rebels: Rise of the Rebels) cover each spread with facts and figures. Some are important story details, some are obscure and some are very bizarre indeed.

The key difference between this book and the recent Ultimate Star Wars is this book is meant to be just as much fun as it is informative. It’s organized into categories, but you can open this book at any page and learn something about the Star Wars universe, or find some new reason to smile at the oddities and curiosities of the galaxy far, far away.

Right from its ridiculous title (that no single book could actually live up to) this book never takes things too seriously and presents fun facts and info in a way that’s clearly for young fans. If you want a basic reference book on Star Wars plenty of those exist already (see aforementioned Ultimate Star Wars), but if you want to have a few laughs while you learn, this is the book for you!

This book was also released as part of the “Journey to the Force Awakens” line. There isn’t much information revealed here about the upcoming movie, but bits and pieces of it show up throughout the book and there’s a section at the back of several full-page The Force Awakens images.

Don’t be surprised though to see Absolutely Everything You Need to Know being used as the basis for trivia contests for the foreseeable future!

Recommended for fans 8 - 12 years old.


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