Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May the 4th Be With You–A Star Wars Day

May the 4th is a special day observed by fans of the films throughout the world.   Observance of this special day is highlighted via the internet and social media.      The first organized celebration of Star Wars Day took place in Toronto, ON back in 2011.    Since then many take the day to highlight the movies, the world of Star Wars and promote products based on the whole universe of Star

Consequently, it is not a surprise that DK Canada offers a special boutique where you can find numerous titles especially dedicated to the Star Wars Universe.


51SOCaQ3PLLStar Wars Complete Vehicles

For any fan who wants to explore the inner workings of the spaceships and vehicles of all six Star Wars™ movies comes this fascinating expanded edition of a fan favorite, now with new cross-section artworks and a wealth of new photos.  This is definitively the book to own if you have a child (or adult) in your life who would enjoy learning about all the various vehicles in the Star Wars universe.  But wait a minute, this book isn’t about only information on the vehicle – you will discover the interior of them like you have never imagine before!

Star Wars®: Complete Cross-Sections is packed with visual explorations of more than fifty essential Star Wars spacecraft and landcraft, including the TIE bomber, Imperial shuttle, A-wing, B-wing, and more. Each full-color cross-section artwork presents in-depth examinations of each craft's weapon systems, engines, hyperdrives, cockpits, and construction secrets, providing a never-before-seen glimpse at the vehicles that drive the Star Wars universe. Star Wars.

Some of the page will open to provide of four-page view of one particular vehicle.  And at the end of the book, you will obtain some vehicle technical data files, a glossary, and a bit of information on the two guys behind this book. 

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With these extensive cross-sections information on the vehicles of the first Star Wars movies, the book would make a great gift to a child who is prone toward mechanics of engineering.   

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Here is the perfect book to become an expert on the Star Wars galaxy!  Ultimate Star Wars is essentially an in-depth visual feast exploring the characters and storylines from the Star Wars galaxy. This book is a beautifully illustrated guide that is structured chronologically and packed full of information about key characters and storylines from the Star Wars movie saga, The Clone Wars, and Rebels™.

The table of content is divided into four sections:

  • Characters and Creatures: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Con Jinn, Sheev Palpatine, Padmé Amidala, departure from Tatooine, R2-D2, Darth Maul, Anakin Skywalker, a vote of no confidence, C-3PO, battle of Geonosis, Yoda, Mace Windy, Ahsoka walks away, Clone Trooper, Boba Fett, Yoda’s trials, Count Dooku, Captain Rex, Asajj Ventress, General Grievous, Ahsoka Tano, Liberty Dies, Chewbacca, Death Star escape, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, rescue on Hoth, Stormtrooper, Ezra Bridger, Vader’s Revelation, Lando Calrissian, Han Solo, another Skywalker, Luke redeems his father, behind the scene.
  • Locations: Naboo, the battle of Naboo, Tatooine, Coruscant, Mos Espa Grand Arena, Jedi Temple, Kamino’s Clone Army, Geonosis, Lars Moisture Farm, Geonosis Execution Arena, Jabba’s Palace, Mustafar, Duel on Mustafar, Mos Eisley Spaceport, Death on Mortis, Dagobah, Training on Dagobah, Kashyyyk, the Death Star, Lothal, Yavin 4, Hoth, Cloud City, Cloud City capture, the Great Pit of Carkoon, Endor, behind the scenes
  • Technology: battle droid, super battle droid, faithful droid, behind the scenes
  • Vehicles: Slave 1, the search for Shmi, the battle of Coruscant, Millennium Falcon, Ghost, TIE Fighter, the battle of Yavin, Red Five, the battle of Endor, behind the scenes.

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Bottom line, Ultimate Star Wars will get new and old fans caught up and knowledgeable on all things Star Wars.  The book is packed with stunning pictures and fabulous description on everything related to the Star Wars universe.    It is the perfect book to give to the fan in your life which desire to learn more about Star Wars.   It is a great book to help kids of all ages to read more if their interest is in Star Wars.  Don’t be surprise if they come to you with some interesting fact about a movie or episode of Star Wars because this book will definitively highlight many aspects of the beloved universe.


51hh95sAgaLLEGO Star Wars Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy

When I saw the cover of this book, I knew that my kids would enjoy it – not only because they are fans of Star Wars but because they also enjoy Lego.    I suspect that it will also give them some ideas on how to create fun scenes with their own Star Wars Lego in order to develop their creative side.

This book was created by Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki using his son's favorite toys.  The book features painstaking recreations of classic movie moments and hilarious new takes on fan-favorite characters and themes. You will also find some Informative captions give technical details for each scene, while anecdotes from Lehtimäki offer background insights to his creative process.  It is a book about very original scenes using Lego.  

The book is divided in four sections – Tatooine, Hoth, Endor and behind the scenes.  In the last section, the reader will learn more about how the photograph has created his scenes and the process to get stunning photographs.  

LEGO Star Wars Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy is a breathtaking new look at a timeless icon that allows fans to see their favorite minifigures from the classic saga in an exciting new way.



After visualizing these images, it encourages me to develop of creative side using things like Lego figures.   I suspect it will also stir the creativity of my own kids particularly my son Dominic who is more prone to do things like Lego movie with his iPad.    I would consider this more like a coffee table book – the kid you leave in your living room for people to go through.  It could make a wonderful gift to the child who enjoys Lego Star Wars and that you know he/she would be able to do fun things like this.


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When I looked at the book Star Wars Complete Vehicles, I knew that eventually the vehicles of Star Wars: The Force Awaken would get one like this as well.   Well it did not take long for DK to create this stunning book to present the hidden parts of the vehicles in the latest movie of the Star Wars universe.   This book offers an unparalleled detail with this newest addition to the Star Wars Incredible Cross Sections series. Twelve breathtaking artworks bring the new craft to life, showing all of the weapons, engines, and technology, while engaging text explains each vehicle's backstory and key features.



Again it is a perfect book for a child who enjoy mechanics or engineering.   It is packed with stunning details on vehicles used in the latest movie of Star Wars.  

Download your May the 4th Be With You activity kit to help make the most of your Star Wars celebrations with your kids.


The Be a Rebel Read a Book Boutique dedicated to Star Wars contains many more titles.  Check them out by clicking on the image below and May the 4th Be With You!


All these Star Wars titles are available at your favorite bookstore, even on and





Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for allowing me to promote these books. I was not monetarily compensated for this post . Please note that the post was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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