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Jar Jar’s Mistake…

…is just one of the exciting titles in the Jedi Readers Step 1 series! Scenes from the Star Wars movies, lovingly illustrated and re-presented as helpful lessons for young readers! In this delightful book, Jar Jar takes a frog hanging from a market stall and begins to slurp it down, only to have the shop owner assault him for stealing! Jar Jar loses the frog, and it lands in Sebulba’s soup. What a mess! Sebulba is angry, and prepares to punish Jar Jar. Just then, Jar Jar’s friend Anakin steps in and reminds Sebulba that “‘Jar Jar is a friend of the Hutts.’ The Hutts are bigger and meaner than Sebulba. Now Sebulba is afraid!” What an excellent lesson. When dealing with bullies, it helps to have a bigger bully on your side. After learning a lesson like this, kids are better prepared for prison life!

Of course, Anakin has some advice for our friend: “Be less afraid. Bullies pick on those who are afraid.” And since Jar Jar has the Hutts on his side, he needn’t be afraid any more! Hooray for the Hutts! (Do they have a title on Jabba’s fondness for bloodsport and metal bikinis?)

(Nota Bene: The Wife is not to be criticized for her library book selections. She’s working on the fly, and she brings home a remarkable number of winners. She grabbed this one because the kids do love them some Jar Jar Star Wars hijinks…)

Comments

  1. j. christian says

    A lot of us Gen X kids probably took too deep of a (subconscious) drink from the tainted well of Star Wars values, especially with respect to the Force. (The caps give it an extra bit of credibility, too.)

    To quote Obi-Wan:
    “Well, the Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy
    field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.”

    Obviously, it’s the living things that give life to the Force, and not vice versa as some other religions might have it.

    Oh, and it binds, too. Sorta like the eggs in a cake.

  2. Cubeland Mystic says

    Matt

    The Hutts are the government. And like Qui-Gon says, the Hutts are gangstas. Therefore the government is a gangsta. I understand that it is good to be a gangsta. See how in life everything just works itself out?

    Hey just remember as you are toiling away on your commercial writing while scraping by financially to not let that kiss become a scar.

    May the force be with you.

  3. Notrelatedtoted says

    You guys are reading waaaay too much into this. It’s an entire book devoted to Jar Jar. I can’t see any downside here. Just sit back and enjoy.

    Double bonus points if the dialogue includes Jar Jar speak.

  4. Matthew Lickona says

    Not-Ted,
    If there had been Jar Jar speak, I could have forgiven everything.
    Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.

  5. Kevin Jones says

    “Therefore the government is a gangsta.”

    What are realms without justice, but bands of Hutt robbers writ large?

  6. cubeland mystic says

    Agreed.

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