Page 45 Review by Stephen
Luke, do you need to go potty?
Well, youre kind of doing a little dance.
I dont have to go.
He really has to go!
This is too, too funny. From the creator CLUMSY, FUNNY MISSHAPEN BODY, the two INCREDIBLE CHANGE-BOTS books and so much more, this comes in much the same format as Jeffreys CATS ARE WEIRD
and CAT GETTING OUT OF A BAG. Its full colour comedy in which our Jeff captures the contrariness of childhood to perfection, along with its nagging and needs, while Darth dotes on his darling boy like any other proud father. Its the humour of incongruity, the joke being that the dastardly Darth isnt really renowned for his kindness and compassion, or wearing bright orange, red-dotted ties. Thank you, my son, he rasps after unwrapping the proudly presented gift. (I cant wear this, he keeps to himself. I think hell have to, at home, for a while.)
The recognition factor will keep you chuckling throughout: Darth with a dead arm, cradling a slumbering son he doesnt want to disturb; puddle-splashing; tittle-tattle; that same, irritatingly twee album played over and over again.
Luke, lets listen to something else for a while
Are you sure? How about
There are a lot of long car journeys, arent there?
But its just as funny seeing the evil emperor attempting to wrap a small present of his own in those enormous, cumbersome black gauntlets, and getting sticking plaster everywhere. Its more of a mess than mine! Also: some highly unorthodox uses for the Force, but you just know that you would if you could. You need know nothing about Star Wars to yuk-yuk it up here I dont. Still, it does make you wonder about nature and nurture.
Luke, pick up your toys right this instant.
Luke, I am your father.
Do you want a time-out?
Such a rebellious child.