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Goodnight Darth Vader Book & Pin Set Giveaway

Goodnight Darth Vader Book Giveaway

I’m fully prepared to kiss goodbye to a fair portion of the tiny bit of street cred I have when I tell you that I have no idea who more than half of the characters are inside this sweet new bedtime Star Wars book from Jeffrey Brown and Chronicle Books. Nice to make your acquaintance, Jocasta, General Grievous, Ahsoka, Sebula and Sarlacc.

I’ve still ONLY seen the first three Star Wars movies from when I was a kid, so that’s episode 4-6 from what I understand. Yes, I did just say “from what I understand” when referring to the order and existence of movies in the Star Wars franchise. I also just quoted myself from the sentence prior, which, frankly, is far more egregious a sin. The newer trilogy of movies didn’t appeal to me at the time they were released, they looked too, I dunno, shiny, so I skipped ’em. Most people who discover this fun fact about me say I didn’t miss too much, something about Jar Jar Binks (?), but if I had those viewing notches in my screen time belt, this hilarious-none-the-less Goodnight Darth Vader book would be THAT MUCH more enjoyable. Still, there are wookies, baby ewoks, a pint-size Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia as toddlers, and a self-referential Darth Vader…oh and the droids and stormtroopers I know and love too. See, I’m hip, dammit!

Goodnight Darth Vader celebrates what unites us all — good and evil, lean and slobbish (I’m looking at you Jabba), human and droid, jedi master and monster — the need to rest at the end of a long day fighting baddies or trying to destroy tiny planets. There’s a hint of Muppet Babies here, which is delightful, and plenty of callbacks to moments in the Star Wars films, meaning you and your little jedi knights will quickly make reading this book together a bedtime ritual.

Enter this giveaway you will

Want a copy of Goodnight Darth Vader to read to your lil’ wookies, droids and ewoks (or tiny Stormtroopers in your own personal Death Star, should you lean to the dark side)? Plus a rad Luke and Leia pin set?? Here’s your chance! Chronicle Books is letting me give three (3) copies of Goodnight Darth Vader away to three lucky OWTK readers, each of whom will also receive the raddest toddler Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia pin set ever! To enter, simply follow the instructions below. They are beyond simple. It all starts with leaving a comment telling me your favorite Star Wars character. And then there are two more ways to score bonus entries. Simple this is.

I’ll pick three winners at random in a week’s time. May the force be forever in your favor. Oh crap, I’m mixing movie franchises again.

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*Chronicle Books advertising on OWTK and is sponsoring the October episode of the OWTK Kid’s Music Monthly Podcast. They are also compensating me for this post. All opinions expressed above are honest and unbiased, as always — I truly haven’t seen the 2nd batch of Star Wars movies.

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  1. My favorite Star Wars character is Yoda. Frank Oz FTW!

  2. My fav character is Anakin Skywalker.

  3. My favorite character has to be Lando Calrissian — my grandson Landon was named after him!!

  4. Love these, always wanted them.

  5. I’m with you. Ive seen the first 3 (last three? last 3 so far?) I hardly have the characters memorized and know nothing of the greater Star Wars universe. Yoda is my favorite.

  6. Jessica Young says:

    This is hard… Han Solo.

  7. Yoda, my fave is

  8. Yoda. Because he is awesome.

  9. I’m scared of the new ones. The prequels were just so bad. Left a terrible taste in my mouth. And I don’t want to see and old Han Solo just as I didn’t want to see an old Indiana Jones. And yet, I’ll be there…watching.

  10. My daughter loves Star Wars! Though, truth be told, because she’s only five and a half, we haven’t let her watch the movies. But, we’ve read some of the books (original versions – we haven’t seen the newer ones either) and she selected a red, light up, darth vader toothbrush to take to school for post-lunch brushing. The boys were all jealous…

  11. Oh, and, obviously, her favorite character is Darth Vader. Mine is Yoda.

  12. I’d say Leia, because she knows how to kick arse.

  13. Of course. OF COURSE I need this book the most. Amiright?

  14. And, of course it is Luke.

  15. I love Hans! My three year old just discovered Clone Wars on Netflix and is obsessed!! This book is right up his ally.

  16. Hans Solo hands down

  17. chewbacca

  18. If I don’t win, I will fertilize your yard with Bantha poodoo. That’s not a threat. That’s a promise. (OK, it’s neither. But I do hope I win.)

  19. Boba Fett, because he’s my husband’s favorite. I met Jeremy Bulloch and his wife at Comic-Con and they were the sweetest people

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  21. han solo is our fav

  22. chewbacca and the Ewoks

  23. Leia of course!

  24. Fave character HAS to be Boba Fett. When I met the actor at a con a couple yrs back, it was a huge moment for me (and he’s just as kind as you’d want him to be!)

    But if you saw the original trilogy, surely you remember Sarlaac – the big pit monster that Jabba was going to through Luke, Han, & Chewy into? Big rows of teeth with tentacles to draw in its dinner? Digesting them for a thousand years? 🙂

    Cool contest, I loved Vader & Son and Vader’s Little Princess. The pins are sweet!

  25. I have always been a fan of Darth Vader. The way he falls so far and is able to redeem himself in the end is a great story.

  26. Marilyn Nawara says:

    Yoda would be my favorite.

  27. Dawn Keenan says:

    That is a really hard choice. Yoda, I guess.

  28. My favorite character is Harrison Ford. Because Han Solo would not be Han Solo without Ford having improvised the line ‘I know’ in response to Princess Leia’s ‘Han! I love you!’
    Alternate answer: Lando Calrissian. Imagine if Benedict Arnold wore a cape and spoke in a smooth jazz voice. History would be less unkind.

  29. Austin Baroudi says:

    Boba Fett!

  30. I love Star Wars! Do not like new ones. I hope Disney does a good job making new movies.

  31. amanda whitley says:

    my favorite is yoda!

  32. Yoda I love!

  33. Yoda hands down all time favorite…These books looks awesome!!TY for this giveaway

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