I Am a Droid by C-3PO (Star Wars Episode 1) (A Random House Star Wars Storybook)
My name is C-3PO. I am a droid. There are many droids in the universe. Some fly ships, others fix Podracers, and still others fight dangerous battles. I would be honored to tell you more in this colorfully illustrated storybook.
Great book for young readers!
By Chris Cortes - October 28, 2002
For those of you with young children, my son will be four in a couple months, this book is awesome! He hasn't put it down since we gave it to him a week ago.This is a short picture book, which is narrated by C3-P0. The pictures are vivid and colorful. Most of them look as if they were taken straight from the Phantom Menace film footage, giving them an 'in the action' feel.As an added bonus, this book also contains foil stickers of various droids/robots. My son loved pulling them off and sticking them to his clothes and bed posts. Reminds me of when I was four playing with my Star Wars figures and the likes. I will definitely be getting the remainder of the books in this series.Excellent for kids and parents too!
Dad, what's a droid?
By Judy K. Polhemus "Book Collector" - October 23, 2009
As an elementary/middle school librarian, I already know how this book will play out--it will stay checked out!! The boys in first and second grade, sometimes other grades, ABSOLUTELY love the Star Wars books! ALL of them!! I wish I had the money for every single Star Wars book ever written. But for now, "I Am a Droid by C-3PO" will pacify them.
Would you believe that Star Wars books can take the place of ADHD medication? Give any child with that affliction--that is, if he/she loves Star Wars books, one he/she has not read, and they go into the zone. I have a new poster this year, as one of my themes, that says: Reading Zone. I recovered and added several large floor pillows. After the boys check out their books, they go to the Zones. Some quietly read, but students with books with pictures share and show those pictues and talk quietly about them. It makes me so happy to find books that TOTALLY delight children! "I Am a Droid" certainly will!
"I am a Droid" takes the reader through a tour of the Star Wars galaxy's mechanized characters. As would be expected, everybody's favorite protocol droid is the narrator. C-3PO talks about both the benevolent robots (astromech droids, protocol droids, worker droids, etc.) and the nefarious ones (battle droids, destroyers, etc.). Some illustrations are from stills, but most images draw from "The Phantom Menace." The pages are very creatively designed with respect to the way the images interact with the text. The reading level is good for most second graders. Considering that the book initially retailed for $3.99, the accompanying stickers were by themselves worth the cost. "I am a Droid" is an essential book in any young Padawan's library.