by Whitney Grace
What would happen if Darth Vader actually parented Princess Leia? He would have to deal with the usual father-daughter relationship issues, except with a Star Wars twist. He has tea parties, puts family before Sith Lord business, confronts Han Solo the boyfriend, dislikes Leia’s gold bikini, and breaks up fights she has with brother Luke. It is harder being a father than the scourge of the Universe.
Jeffrey Brown, both author and artist, most likely draws from his own experience as a father to create the companion book to Darth Vader and Son. Just as the title suggests, Vader’s Little Princess is hilarious. It is hard to imagine Darth Vader in many of the situations with Princess Leia, but they have their own sort of strange logic. How else would Darth Vader take Leia to school than an ATAT or try to scare off Han Solo than with his intimidating presence? Each page will either make a reader giggle or smile until they burst out laughing. The artwork is even better, because Brown used colored pencils as they medium and treated the book as a children’s picture book. Kids may delight in the book’s humor, only an adult and Star Wars fan will be able to appreciate its absurdness.