Story Time with NDK – The Force is Strong

Maria H. (ndm#130) (1830 Posts)

A Disney blooded, crafty, fun-lovin' wife/mom/organizer/planner, etc who is obsessed with all things Disney :) Maria grew up with the Magic Kingdom and has loved watching WDW evolve into what it is today. A firm believer in the Power of Pixie Dust, she is the owner of The Disney Driven Life - A Community for Neurotic Disney People & a d.i.y. crafty blog, Carousel of Projects - create~inspire~share.


 

**Disclosure – I received these books for review purposes from the Disney Book Group. All opinions are my own.

Story time is always a favorite in this Neurotic Disney home. NDK (Neurotic Disney Kid) is old enough to read, but not too old to still be read to! Books are wonderful on so many levels. We keep them everywhere – even in the car! Disney Books are a great way to keep Disney at home. Disney Book Group was kind enough to send these books for NDK approval – be sure to look for the NDK Review after the description of each book!

NDK Review - Star Wars Collection

  • Join the Resistance by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker
  • Hardcover * Page Count: 224
  • Ages: 10+ * Price: $12.99

Join the ResistanceFrom the publisher:

MATTIS BANZ knows that he’s meant to be a hero of the galaxy like the legendary Luke Skywalker, and when General Leia Organa’s Resistance recruits him to join its efforts against the evil First Order, he finally has a chance to fulfill his destiny. But the rest of his squadron doesn’t seem very promising. Sure, there’s the Zeltron girl Lorica, famous for her exploits foiling evil smugglers, but there’s also the swamp boy named Dec, who seems to enjoy causing trouble; Dec’s ” brother,” a droid who thinks he’s a pilot; Sari, whose imposing size contradicts her sweet nature; and Jo , the stuffy group leader with secrets. How is Mattis supposed to be the next Poe Dameron when he and his squad mates spend more time in trouble than flying X-wings? The team will have to learn how to work together when the going gets tough, or they won’t be going anywhere. . . .

The NDK Review:

Star Wars: Join the Resistance is a book about some kids who want to join the Resistance. These kids, Mattis, Lorica, Dec, and Sari, train together to be pilots for the Resistance. They are sent to Vodran to learn how to work together. While they are there, the friends are attacked and they have to work together to survive.

I really the look and feel of this book. The illustration on the front cover is fun. The story is well told and the characters are very interesting. They are a little older than me, but that makes their adventure even more interesting.

The only thing I did not like in this story was the death of one of the characters. It was sad that he sacrificed himself.

You can’t win a battle without teamwork. This book focuses on teamwork and how important it is.  I also learned that judge someone by their appearance. If you judge someone by their appearance, arguments happen and working together will not happen.

I recommend this book to any Star Wars fans – both girls and boys! It really is an interesting story about a group of teenagers.


These Star Wars books were released back in December, but are still available for purchase. Any of these books are perfect for the Star Wars collector or fan who needs to know more!

Star Wars Galactic Maps

  • Star Wars Galactic Maps: An Illustrated Atlas of the Star Wars Universe
  • Price: $24.99 USD/CAN

Learn about all of the various planets of the Star Wars universe with Galactic Maps! With detailed maps showing the different worlds and characters, this is the perfect book for any avid Star Wars reader. Fans will be delighted to find a spread introducing them to the planet and characters featured in Rogue One!

The NDK Review:

Galactic Maps is the coolest Star Wars book ever! This book has every land and every character from every Star Wars movie. You can learn a lot from this book. It’s a great book to just sit and look at!


Star Wars: Rogue One: Rebel Dossier

  • Star Wars: Rogue One: Rebel Dossier
  • Price: $12.99 USD/$13.99 CAN

Welcome to the world of Rogue One Rebel Dossier: a Star Wars stand-alone novel!

Rogue One: Rebel Dossier is a great collection of documents about Rogue One. n this book you can learn about the characters and ships.


art of coloring star wars rogue one

  • Art of Coloring: Star Wars: Rogue One
  • Price: $15.99 * Page Count: 128

A great way to take a break and show the creativity of your Dark Side or Inner Rebellion!