When BB-8 is separated from his master, Poe Dameron, on the lonely desert planet of Jakku, he has no choice but to keep rolling. It's all up to him to get a top-secret map back to the Resistance so they can find Luke Skywalker and save the galaxy from the evil First Order.It's scary to have a big job when you're just a little droid on your own. But BB-8 isn't alone for long. As he speeds across the sand, BB-8 meets all kinds of strangers who need his help. Should he do good things, as Poe always told him, or will that get in the way of his mission?See how everyone's favorite little astromech droid makes friends and foils enemies in this funny and exciting new Star Wars adventure!
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Yep, RhiReaders, you read that right. "Our". Because my daughter helped me read and review this one! As HUGE fans of both Drew Daywalt's Crayons books and Matt Myer's work in Battle Bunny—not to mention Star Wars, of course—there was no way we were not going to pick up a copy of BB-8 ON THE RUN.
We're happy to let you know it did not disappoint. The story is interesting and has a good message about taking the time to help others that I really thought made it worth reading with children. For Punk it was more just a fun read about a beloved character that let us know about a part of his story The Force Awakens just didn't need to cover but is interesting to know. If you've ever wondered what happened to the adorable little droid between leaving Poe and finding Rey this book will tell you.
The story is terrific but I confess, the illustrations were phenomenal. They are SO BEAUTIFUL! I want to be a monster and destroy the book just so I can frame some of the pages. 😍
BB-8 ON THE RUN is a perfect bedtime story for young Star Wars fans (and their parents) that is sure to spark conversations about other missing-piece-of-the-story moments in Star Wars, doing what is right, and why BB-8 is one of the best characters ever. Punk and I both gave it a solid two thumbs up and we hope to see this author and illustrator team up for more Star Wars stories in the future.
OUR Rating: 5 stars
Note: We received a complimentary ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
TEN TOTALLY TRUE FACTS ABOUT DREW DAYWALT FOR YOUR AUTHOR REPORT:
Before becoming an author, Drew was a farmer in the 1800’s.
Drew eats his weight in bamboo shoots every day.
Drew is a man of 1000 faces. Unfortunately, every face looks exactly the same.
The cheetah is the fastest land animal with recorded speeds of up to 80mph. Drew hopes one never chases him.
In addition to being an author, Drew is also a world renowned beekeeper.
And a race car driver.
Drew likes to make up stories about being a world-renowned beekeeper and race car driver. (He is neither.)
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Drew has three rows of razor sharp teeth designed for ripping and shredding his prey.
Drew has ferocious hair and he’s not afraid to use it.
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