Caramel is a little bunny but he is a big Star Wars fan. (Check out his review of 5-Minute Star Wars Stories!) Today he reviews for the book bunnies blog A Jedi You Will Be, written by Preeti Chhibber and illustrated by Mike Deas. As usual Sprinkles is taking notes and asking questions.
Sprinkles: Caramel, so you found another book about Star Wars, eh?
Caramel: Yes, but I think you had something to do with it too.
S: Yes, I thought you might like it. Did you?
S: What is it about then? Tell me.
C: It’s about Yoda talking to you. Yoda is a little green alien who is a Jedi master.
S: And so for the few people who do not know what a Jedi is, can you tell me what they are?
C: A Jedi is a person who can use the Force. The Force is everywhere but some can use it for good or for evil. The Jedi use it for good.
S: Yes, in the Star Wars universe, there is this mysterious force, kind of like magic and kind of like just the essence of life, but these Jedi have the power to channel it to do great things. And Yoda has always been my favorite Jedi!
C: Mine too. I do not know much about the Baby Yoda though.
S: Well, we have not watched the series that have him in them, so we have not met him yet. We know Yoda as a wise old master.
C: He is 800 or 900 years old!
S: Yes, apparently that is how old he is when Luke Skywalker comes to learn from him.
C: Yes, that is what happens in this book too. We go to Yoda’s island with Luke and Yoda talks to us about the Force. He gives a lecture about the Force almost.
S: Yes, he does, it is mainly him telling the reader about the Force and how to achieve hard things in life. Do you want to read to me a bit from the book?
C: Okay, here is some part of the book:
Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. Easy it is not. A Jedi must have the deepest commitment. Willing to work hard are you?
S: So is the book really only about the Force and Star Wars?
C: Hmm, sort of.
S: I think I only partially agree with you. I think some of the advice Yoda gives is pretty applicable to real life.
C: Hmm, yes it is. For example the part I read to you is basically saying working hard is important. Then there is a part where he tells you being big or small is not important. He says, “size matters not!” I like Yoda!
S: He does talk in a strange manner, doesn’t he? His sentences are structured in grammatically incorrect ways. But there are some languages where this type of order (where the subject goes after the verb) might appear.
C: Yes, he speaks funny. He says, “Now close your eyes. Closed are they? See you peeking I do!”
S: That is funny! And you do that too sometimes when I ask you to close your eyes and take a deep breath.
C: No I don’t do that!
S: Yes, you do, when we try to meditate!
C: Hmm, yes, I guess you’re right.
S: Okay, let us wrap up with you telling us three words about this book.
C: Colorful, funny, and grammatically incorrect! But also lots of good advice!
S: Hmm, that is more than three words, but it will do! So what do you say next?
C: Stay tuned for more book bunny reviews!