To be honest, the book itself is not really what I was expecting given that the definition of chronicle is 'an extended account in prose or verse of historical events, sometimes including legendary material, presented in chronological order and without authorial interpretation or comment.'
I was therefore expecting a story of some sort. Instead, the book is really just about the Star Wars universe from Yoda's point of view: his allies, his enemies, what he does and so on in very simplistic terms. The photography and layout are as good as you'd expect for a DK book, although the majority of it is just stock imagery that has already appeared in their other books.
More of interest then for AFOLs, is the minifig that comes with the book: the Special Forces Commander. I am very happy to say that it's a genuine minifig (all but the helmet is made in Europe or Mexico) which is unusual for figures that come with DK books. It's very well printed on the front and back. Quite what it's got to do with Yoda I don't know. It does get a passing mention in the book but it's not really a key character, is it? Maybe in the cartoon it has some prominence...
In summary, kids will love the book and the figure. AFOLs won't find much to capture their interest in the book itself, but will buy it anyway to get this exclusive minifigure.
It's available from Amazon: £12 in the UK and about $13 in the USA.
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