I Am A Droid by Christopher Nicholas

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My girls are fans of Star Wars. One of my six-year-old twins is a Star Wars superfan. I purchased the collection of six Star Wars Little Golden books on Amazon, so when I found I Am A Droid at my town library, I knew my daughter would enjoy it.

I Am A Droid is a book about the droids in the Star Wars universe. The language used is simple “Some droids are small. Some droids are big. Some droids walk… some droids roll.” The book goes into slightly more detail in explaining things like the difference between an astromech droid and a protocol droid. There’s not really much of a plot; it’s an explanatory book that reads like nonfiction.

The illustrations are similar to the ones in the six-book collection. If you haven’t seen them, they are cartoon versions of the familiar Star Wars characters. They’re not quite what we’re used to, but they’re quirky and different. The illustrations are useful for providing context, and children will enjoy seeing familiar characters like BB-8 along with old favorites like R2-D2 and C-3PO. There are also appearances by human characters as well.

My six-year-old daughter has had this book next to her bed since we brought it home from the library. She is reading slightly above grade level (first grade), and doesn’t have any trouble reading this to herself.

I would absolutely recommend I Am A Droid to young Star Wars fans, with the caveat that this book is intended for younger audiences. Older fans might be better off with one of the visual guides, but this book is perfect for preschoolers and children in the early years of elementary school.

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