There are lots of monsters and icky aspects of Star Wars. Finally, there’s a book about all of it.
Writer and artist Katie Cook showcases her adorable takes on the gritty and gross parts of the galaxy into The Star Wars Book of Monsters, Ooze, and Slime from DK Publishing. The book is a colorful picture book geared toward younger Star Wars fans.
In an exclusive preview, StarWars.com describes the book as:
"…a celebration of all of our favorite creepy creatures, yucky locales, and strange beings of the galaxy far, far away."
The book — full of Cook’s cute illustrations — is partly a guide to various Star Wars creatures and partly a compilation of answers to the most burning, quirky questions about the galaxy far, far away. While drawing the infamous slimy gangster Jabba the Hutt in an almost sweet, cuddly way, Cook also answers the question “Does Jabba the Hutt ever take a bath?”
Other questions include:
- Which creature makes the worst slime?
- What’s the biggest creature in the galaxy?
- What’s the biggest thing it could eat?
- Which creature has the strongest tongue?
- What does the Zillo beast eat for breakfast?
- Which monster makes the scariest sound?
Cook’s cartoon style has been seen previously in Star Wars: ABC-3PO and Star Wars: Obi-123. In an interview with StarWars.com, she said she is “THRILLED” about “doing a head-first dive into the trash compactor” with this new book.
Katie Cook said to Star Wars:
"My favorite part of working on Star Wars is getting to put my own “take” on the universe. Yes, Star Wars is gritty adventure but it is ALSO fun and cute? Maybe I’m just weird but there are aspects of the Star Wars galaxy that are just wonderfully charming."
The Star Wars Book of Monsters, Ooze, and Slime is out on April 13 and is available to pre-order now. And for more Star Wars book news, keep up with the Books category on Dork Side of the Force!
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