Monday, May 4, 2015

May the 4th be with you with the adorably cute and fabulous "Star Wars Epic Yarns" range from Jack and Holman Wang (Chronicle Books)

"Star Wars Epic Yarns - A New Hope"
May the 4th be with you! You have probably guessed that we're incurable Star Wars Geeks - I've slowly introduced Charlotte to Star Wars through brilliant books for kids and the movies of course, and I really really wish I'd have had a set of these to hand when she was really tiny. No matter though, today is internationally known as "Star Wars Day" so let's take a look at Star Wars Epic Yarns - a truly brilliant idea from the same very talented guys who brought you the Felt Classics range. 

"Star Wars Epic Yarns - The Empire Strikes Back" 
Covering the classic star wars movies (Episodes IV, V and VI) Jack and Holman Wang bring you Star Wars Epic Yarns - A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. 

As you can see from the covers, the books feature some truly amazing felt homages to favourite scenes in the movies. Pretty much everything you see is made of felt (you will probably squee with excitement like we did when we saw the tiny and very cute felt Ewoks and I really loved the felt versions of the Millennium Falcon and the classic X-Wing too!)

"Star Wars Epic Yarns - Return of the Jedi"
As with the felt classics, the books are purposely kept extremely simple with one word on each page spread, accompanied by a truly brilliant felt scene. You'd think summarising three epic movies with single words would be nigh on impossible, but these are so well done. 

If you're a geek mum or dad (like me) and want to get your tiniest tinies off to a cracking start, exploring the Star Wars universe in a fun and kid-friendly way, then you really do need these in your life. Heck, just buy them as collector's items - they're utterly adorable. Hoping that other Star Wars episodes follow soon (we might even be able to stomach a felt version of Jar-Jar Binks, that's how brilliant the scenes in these stories are). 

A felt Jabba the Hutt. Still pretty menacing!

Charlotte's best bit: A felt Wicket introducing himself to Princess Leia

Daddy's favourite bit: Felt Han Solo giving a felt Greedo what for!

"Star Wars Epic Yarns" are available now from all good book stockists.