Written by Daniel Wallace and illustrated by Andrew Barthelmes
Age Range: 6 to 10 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten to 3
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Reader’s Digest (October 21, 2014)
Book Description: Based on the Star Wars Rebels television series, this book follows the adventures of Ezra Bridger through a replica of his own journal. In addition, sixteen pages in the end of the journal invite would-be rebels to continue the adventure with their own words and drawings.
What to Expect: Fun sketches and doodles, simple sentences, humor, fold outs, blank section for drawing
Source: Purchased copy
Get inside Ezra Bridger’s thoughts and mind in the latest Star Wars Rebels book from Studio Fun. Star Wars Rebels: Rebel Journal by Ezra Bridger follows the adventures of the focus character of the new Disney XD animated series. The book acts as a replica of Ezra’s personal journal, where he records his daily activities and sketches whatever captures his attention. The journal explores events prior to his introduction in the series as well as his interactions with the members of the Ghost’s rebel crew.
Studio Fun specializes in creating unique toys and other interactive elements that enhance the reading experience for young readers. Ezra’s journal incorporates fold out features that allow the reader to interact with the pages of the book. Additionally, the extra section in the back of the journal includes blank pages for young Star Wars fans to tackle their own story and encourage their imagination to run wild.
My favorite aspect about the book is the art. As a visual person, I’m attracted to colors, pictures, drawings, and anything else that tugs at the reader’s attention. The book includes Ezra’s sketches, doodles, photos “taped” to the pages, starship schematics, and various other treats that flowed out of Ezra’s mind. If you’re a parent looking for something that will stimulate your child’s mind and looking to immerse them in the universe of Star Wars, Ezra’s journal is a great start. The book is both entertaining and creative, making it a fun item to add to the book collection.
Star Wars Rebels: Rebel Journal by Ezra Bridger is currently available in bookstores and online stores.