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Episode: Bedtime. Darth Vader's parenting skills are tested as young Luke and Leia won't go to sleep. Can he calm them by reading a story featuring, Han Solo, Yoda, Boba Fett, and others as they each settle down for the night?


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Episode: Bedtime. Darth Vader's parenting skills are tested as young Luke and Leia won't go to sleep. Can he calm them by reading a story featuring, Han Solo, Yoda, Boba Fett, and others as they each settle down for the night?

30 review for Goodnight Darth Vader

  1. 5 out of 5

    Calista

    Spoof! This is a funny bedtime story for any Star Wars fan. Darth Vader is trying to put his kids to sleep and they won't sleep so he tells them a story. I have seen the movies, so the characters made sense to me. It is totally frustrating when the children won't go to bed and they just need sleep. I got a great laugh out of this. I read it to the nephew and he loved that there was a robot in it. C-3PO. Not great literature or art, but amusing.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Erica

    This was a charming and adorable idea in Darth Vader and Son but now it begins to wear thin. Vader is trying to get the twins to go to bed and they want a story. He tells them this rhyming ditty that covers everyone from every Star Wars movie, the cartoons, and probably a video game, or two, as well. This seemed a bit show-offy to me, sort of "Look how much I love Star Wars! I will even call the trash creature by name! (Dianoga) I'm the most Star Warsy fan of all fans." The rhymes a This was a charming and adorable idea in Darth Vader and Son but now it begins to wear thin. Vader is trying to get the twins to go to bed and they want a story. He tells them this rhyming ditty that covers everyone from every Star Wars movie, the cartoons, and probably a video game, or two, as well. This seemed a bit show-offy to me, sort of "Look how much I love Star Wars! I will even call the trash creature by name! (Dianoga) I'm the most Star Warsy fan of all fans." The rhymes are often forced and the couplets follow no set meter. It's clunky and I would be very frustrated if I had to read this out loud. To me, this is definitely a case of "too much of a good thing" not being so great.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Manybooks

    Although Jeffery Brown's Goodnight Darth Vader features an especially for die-hard Star Wars aficionados likely delightful multitude of small snippets of related movie scenarios and trivia (accompanied by fun and entertainingly imaginative yet still realistic to the Star Wars movies illustrations) I cannot really claim that I have found the so-called bedtime story Darth Vader tells to young Luke and Leia (about various Star Wars characters making their preparations for bedtime and sleeping) all that Although Jeffery Brown's Goodnight Darth Vader features an especially for die-hard Star Wars aficionados likely delightful multitude of small snippets of related movie scenarios and trivia (accompanied by fun and entertainingly imaginative yet still realistic to the Star Wars movies illustrations) I cannot really claim that I have found the so-called bedtime story Darth Vader tells to young Luke and Leia (about various Star Wars characters making their preparations for bedtime and sleeping) all that fun and endearing on a personal reading pleasure level (mostly I guess because I had not really wanted a Goodnight Moon type of tale, but was actually more expecting to encounter in Goodnight Darth Vader episodes and/or even a distinct storyline of author/illustrator Jeffery Brown depicting and portraying Darth Vader trying to get his twins, trying to get Luke and Leia to go to bed and how they try to squirm out of this, and therefore not simply an illustrated bedtime story told by Darth Vader to his children in which neither they nor he really appear all that much except at the very beginning and at the very end). Not a terrible story by any stretch of the imagination is Goodnight Darth Vader (and I should also likely have assumed that Goodnight Darth Vader might indeed be a Goodnight Moon type of possible parody just by looking at the title), but since Goodnight Moon is a picture book that was actually never part and parcel to my own childhood, I only made said connection after having already read Goodnight Darth Vader and indeed not all that much personally enjoying it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Gianfranco Mancini

    A funny bedtime story, but while previous two volumes made me laugh to tears, this was just ok for me.

  5. 5 out of 5

    BookCupid

    Loved the idea more than the book. Darth Vader puts little Leia and young Luke to sleep by reading them a book, of how everyone in the Star Wars realm goes to sleep. This book made me realize how many Star Wars characters I don't know. Honestly, Jeffrey Brown dug very far to find them. Aside from the fact that all pages rhymed, I didn't see the humor in any of them. I'd reserve this one for a die hard fan and quiz them with it: "Can you name this character? Can you!!"

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mehsi

    I heard a lot about this series of books and I decided to start with Goodnight Darth Vader, sadly it was just not meant to be. What I expected was: Leia + Luke causing trouble in the ship because they don't want to sleep. Insert lots of hilarious situations and a Darth Vader trying his best to be a father. What I got was: Darth Vader putting kids to bed and telling them a super boring story of how everyone is going to sleep. The ending was bland and just sad. Maybe if I hadn't know what to I heard a lot about this series of books and I decided to start with Goodnight Darth Vader, sadly it was just not meant to be. What I expected was: Leia + Luke causing trouble in the ship because they don't want to sleep. Insert lots of hilarious situations and a Darth Vader trying his best to be a father. What I got was: Darth Vader putting kids to bed and telling them a super boring story of how everyone is going to sleep. The ending was bland and just sad. Maybe if I hadn't know what to expect, maybe then I would have appreciated the book, but now I kind of knew what the other books were about and thus this one was the odd one out. I think the fans of Star Wars might love this one as many of the characters pop up. We see the Wookies, Han Solo, Yoda and various other characters. In the first image they are all awake and in the second one they are all asleep. The art is decent, but I wouldn't call it good. At times things look strange and out of place. All in all, I can't rate this higher than a 1. Even though the book is short, I had trouble getting through it. The only reason I pressed on was because I kept hoping that maybe the story would change. Too bad that it didn't do that. Review first posted at http://twirlingbookprincess.com/

  7. 5 out of 5

    Holly Letson

    2.5* _____________________________ Another short *Star Wars* GN, this one is about Vader telling Leia and Luke a bedtime story about how everyone else falls asleep. He ends up falling asleep before they do. Again, not impressed. But, I did like this one a little better than Vader's Little Princess.

  8. 5 out of 5

    David Schaafsma

    I loved the first one in this series, Darth Vader and Son, I laughed aloud and thought it was just terrific. The ones following it, not so much. This one, vs The Princess, has more of an arc to it, and the arc pertains to Darth getting the twins to sleep and imagines all the Star Wars characters with their sleep issues or ways of getting to sleep. Cute! I have read maybe 20 Of Mr. Brown's books and am one of his super fans, but I have to say I am less a fan of his Star Wars stuff than I am of th I loved the first one in this series, Darth Vader and Son, I laughed aloud and thought it was just terrific. The ones following it, not so much. This one, vs The Princess, has more of an arc to it, and the arc pertains to Darth getting the twins to sleep and imagines all the Star Wars characters with their sleep issues or ways of getting to sleep. Cute! I have read maybe 20 Of Mr. Brown's books and am one of his super fans, but I have to say I am less a fan of his Star Wars stuff than I am of the autobiographical memoirs, which I found consistently fantastic. These are also stories of comic failure… this time about parenting, compared to dating and related self image issues in the early memoirs; I just like the bro stories better. Simple choice. The world in general prefers the Vader stories, which are cuter, with the humor more directed to parents, kids and Star Wars fans and less self-deprecating, humiliating, etc. I am not SUCH a Star Wars fan, though I am a parent, and the kids like the stories and do know the Star Wars films thanks to their Star Wars super fan collector mom...

  9. 4 out of 5

    Evelyn Swift (Featherbrained Books)

    This was quite adorable and sweet but not really my favourite out of all the Darth Vader series. I don't know if it's just too played out at this point or if this felt too short but it just didn't resonate with me the same way the other two books did. I also didn't really find anything funny about this one but it did put a smile on my face. My favourite panels were the one of Queen Amidala, Jabba the Hut and the rancor, and General Ackbar. The ending was really cute as well. | This was quite adorable and sweet but not really my favourite out of all the Darth Vader series. I don't know if it's just too played out at this point or if this felt too short but it just didn't resonate with me the same way the other two books did. I also didn't really find anything funny about this one but it did put a smile on my face. My favourite panels were the one of Queen Amidala, Jabba the Hut and the rancor, and General Ackbar. The ending was really cute as well. |Featherbrained Books Blog | Twitter |

  10. 5 out of 5

    Carmen

    More Stars Wars fun from Jeffrey Brown. Cute.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sooraya Evans

    Still cute but not as good as the first two books.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jerry

    While fun, cute, and well-illustrated, this wasn't as humorous as the previous books in this series. Still, I enjoyed it.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jim Gorman

    A cute little book for last night's bedtime story. Not the best though since the rhyming scheme was really off in some areas, which would jar on my ear. My son didn't really notice or care, but for me it just sounded wrong. Author is obviously a big Star Wars fan.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kierra

    Not as funny as Darth Vader and Son or Vader's Little Princess. Those two were a good fit for kids who knew the Star Wars trilogy, and this one is just cute, but not funny.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Brenda Lower

    Super cute, but the rhyming was really forced at times. Still super cute, though!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Aidan Hennessy

    Another of my son's favourites.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Shelli

    From the author/illustrator of Darth Vader and Son comes another little (literally; it's like 5" x 5") picture book of the dark master's parenting trials and tribulations. This time he's attempting to get his toddler-aged twins, Luke and Leia, to go to bed, but they insist on a bedtime story. So Daddy Darth reads them a rhyming account of all the major characters from the first six movies getting ready for bed and falling asleep. The rhymes are great and very tongue-in-cheek; this book will appeal From the author/illustrator of Darth Vader and Son comes another little (literally; it's like 5" x 5") picture book of the dark master's parenting trials and tribulations. This time he's attempting to get his toddler-aged twins, Luke and Leia, to go to bed, but they insist on a bedtime story. So Daddy Darth reads them a rhyming account of all the major characters from the first six movies getting ready for bed and falling asleep. The rhymes are great and very tongue-in-cheek; this book will appeal to adults as much as children. And the illustrations are just adorable; Brown can even make the Sarlacc look cute in his slumbers (while he rhymes "rest" with "digest"!). 3.5 cute and silly stars, for young and old alike.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Harris

    I guess I will read anything Jeffrey Brown does, but I guess I realize that these books aren't really for me, as I don’t have children and I’m not really that into Star Wars. Still, this whimsical bed time romp through everyone’s favorite space fantasy continues to highlight Brown’s artistic talents and goofy sensibilities. Coupling a few lines of cute doggerel with a Star Wars character (obscure or important, from the OT or the Prequels, etc.) getting ready for bed is undoubtedly a great bedtime t I guess I will read anything Jeffrey Brown does, but I guess I realize that these books aren't really for me, as I don’t have children and I’m not really that into Star Wars. Still, this whimsical bed time romp through everyone’s favorite space fantasy continues to highlight Brown’s artistic talents and goofy sensibilities. Coupling a few lines of cute doggerel with a Star Wars character (obscure or important, from the OT or the Prequels, etc.) getting ready for bed is undoubtedly a great bedtime treat for any Star Wars devotee and their Padawans. I could see giving this as a gift to several people I know. Good night, Death Star!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sunny

    I saw this book's cover on my library's web site and thought the idea was cute. Darth Vader trying to be a daddy raising his rambunctious twins. So, I checked it out - even though there's nobody in my household that reads at this level. Whatever. It was really cute. My twelve year-old read it and thought it was funny and cute (he loved the baby Ewoks) and nostalgically reminisced about how he used to read these kinds of books. He read the book to me, which brought back wonderful memor I saw this book's cover on my library's web site and thought the idea was cute. Darth Vader trying to be a daddy raising his rambunctious twins. So, I checked it out - even though there's nobody in my household that reads at this level. Whatever. It was really cute. My twelve year-old read it and thought it was funny and cute (he loved the baby Ewoks) and nostalgically reminisced about how he used to read these kinds of books. He read the book to me, which brought back wonderful memories of my own. Then my husband - the Star Wars geek - saw the book lying around and decided HE had to read it too.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jocelin

    Still funny stuff. Jeffery Brown really captures the essence of the Star Wars series. You can absolutely tell that he loves the Star Wars universe. He crafts humor but is still really respectful to this world. He isn't trying to revision it into a way that he thinks would be better or changing it so that it is edgy or dark. He has found joy in finding the humor of Darth Vader being a "put-upon" harried dad. I love these humorous takes on Darth Vader.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jenn

    I received this from Corinne for Christmas 2014, and although I really love the concept and love Jeffrey Brown's drawings, I didn't love this one as much as the Darth Vader and Son and Vader's Little Princess books. Some of the rhymes seem forced, and let's be honest, having Vader say goodnight to Padme in a bedtime story for his kids is just weird.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Satrina T

    Yep, my son did it again... He went to the author's bio in the last page and said "I thought he would have a kid for each book" :D So, Darth Vader on the most critical mission yet: Put the kids to sleep. I liked it but it's not my favorite of the series. Added on November 2018: Yep, like I said last year, I like it but it's not my favorite of the series.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Robert

    Unlike every other book by the author this is vapid crap. It is a riff on Goodnight Moon, with none of the originality or charm. Marred by clunky couplets with forced, bad, or non-existent rhymes, low-quality art and none of the humor that the author is regarded for, this is a waste for time even for children.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Daniel (Attack of the Books!) Burton

    I gotta be honest: I kind of felt like this was written as much for adults (or rather, parental adults) as for kids. Maybe more. It's a hoot and a holler, gently clever and sometimes too true to life. Darth Vader the Dad may be the most dangerous Sith Lord in the Universe, but he's still gotta deal with kids the same as everyone else...or something.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jess

    Okay, so sue me for reading a 64 page book that I just happened to find on a children's cart! This book is so cute. I wish I had one when I was younger. I love the illustrations and the story within the story. A must read for any Star Wars fan.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Joseph Naylor

    I found this book at Target after buying some diapers and ointment. I would like to say that this book is for my new son, but I enjoyed this book waaay too much. Whether you have children or not, this is a cute and fun read.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sri

    Good but not as good as Vader & his kids series. All creatures are featured here. From droids to ewoks. From jedis to stormtroopers. Lucunya, Padme yang anggun dan berwibawa, boboknya ya berantakan gitu wkwkwk. Dan lucu lagi, Lord Vader bisa bersembunyi di balik topengnya saat dia ketiduran.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Tova

    22 month old toddler loves it. Thinks the illustrations are funny. She is learning new words, "droid" "wookie". Droids and baby ewoks are her favorite. And she has never seen / heard of the Star Wars saga.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Beck Frost

    For those who know me, you will find the page and understand why I gave this book 5 stars. And why this one is my favorite in the series. I might even have to get that page framed. :)

  30. 4 out of 5

    Marc-Antoine

    Cute.

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