Attack of the Clones
by Jane Mason and Sarah Hines-Stephens
Published by Random House
Scott's Rating: 3.5 out of 4
This is the traditional kids' movie storybook adaptation of the Attack of the Clones film. It features a less detailed version of the movie storyline, then is jam packed with stills from the film.
If you want stills from the film, then this is the book for you. Every page is so filled with pictures that there's almost no room for the text. There are stills from almost every scene in the film. In fact, some of them are major spoilers if you haven't seen the movie yet. It's very impressive. Both adults and kids will enjoy this one.
There's really only one reason that I didn't give this a perfect score. I'm from the generation that grew up during the classic trilogy. When those movies came out, the movie storybooks came out in hardcover version. They were fun to read, had great pictures, and were very durable. Those same books are on the shelf next to my computer now. While those were hardbacks way back when, the new one is simply a paperback. While this helps keep the price down, it makes it a little less special and a bit less durable. If kids play with books like I did, then this one won't last terribly long when they get their hands on them.
My only other complaint is that there are no scenes from the Geonosis battle. There's one production painting and that's it. This is probably more the fault of ILM and Lucasfilm, but it would have been nice to include them. This book is thorough in every other scene of the film.
This book gives you a good look at the multiple severed limbs in the film. Ouch!