I Wish I Had A Wookie by Ian Doescher

Disclaimer: I received this finished copy from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: I Wish I Had A Wookie

Author: Ian Doescher

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 5/5

Diversity: Many different people of color characters shown throughout the book

Recommended For…: children, picture book, poetry, Star Wars

Publication Date: September 28, 2021

Genre: Children’s Picture Book Poetry

Age Relevance: 0+ (poems and picture book)

Explanation of Above: It’s a poetry picture book about Star Wars!

Publisher: Quirk Books

Pages: 128

Synopsis: In “My Pet AT-AT,” a ten-year-old dreams of playing hide and seek and fetch with an AT-AT. In “Dad’s Luke Skywalker Figurine,” a child opens their dad’s untouched action figure but, instead of getting into trouble, helps their dad re-discover his own sense of play. In “T-16 Dreams,” a little girl imagines herself flying through the galaxy, the Empire hot on her trail, to help with her real-world fear of flying.

Set in the hearts and minds of young children who love Star Wars, and filled with the characters you know and love, I Wish I Had a Wookiee is the perfect gift for the young Star Wars fan–and the young at heart.

Review: I absolutely loved this book so much! It was a fun Star Wars themed read and so inclusive as well! The book had so many fun poems about the Force and the characters we see throughout the series (not just the movies, but more as well) and if you’re a geeky family then this would be a fun addition to your bedtime routine reads!

Verdict: Highly recommend!

The GayBCs by M.L. Webb

Disclaimer: I received this finished copy from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: The GayBCs

Author: M.L. Webb

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 5/5

Diversity: LGBT characters

Recommended For…: picture book, children’s, ABCs, LGBT

Publication Date: October 8, 2019

Genre: Children’s Picture Book

Age Relevance: 0+

Explanation of Above: It’s a picture book!

Publisher: Quirk Books

Pages: 32

Synopsis: Now in board book format, a joyful alphabet book of LGBTQ+ vocabulary for kids of all ages!

A playdate extravaganza transforms into a joyful celebration of friendship, love, and identity as four young friends sashay out of all the closets, dress up in a wardrobe fit for kings and queens, and discover the wonders of their imagination. In The GayBCs, M. L. Webb’s playful illustrations and lively poems delight in the beauty of embracing one’s truest self—from A is for Aro and Ace to F is for Family to T is for Trans.

The GayBCs is a heartwarming and accessible gift to show kids and adults alike that every person is worthy of being celebrated. A bonus glossary offers opportunities for further discussion of complete terms, communities, and inclusive identities.

Review: I love this book so much! It’s so adorable and I love all the inspirational messages behind the book. It does a great job to go through the ABCs and showcase some LGBT orientations and important messages as well, like family and mountains.

Verdict: Highly recommend for young children.