Attack of the Clones Scrapbook
by Ryder Windham
Published by Random House
Scott's Rating: 4 out of 4
Geared toward kids, the Attack of the Clones Scrapbook is a collection of photos, trivia, and behind the scenes info from the film. It details the Jedi, their weapons, and the Temple. It discusses the Sith and their allies. Padme, the Senate, and Jango Fett are all highlighted. Extras from the Outlander Club are pointed out and described. In fact, this book seems to be the exclusive source of info on the current Jedi Council, the names of many of the extra characters, and more. If you want all the details on Episode II, this is an important supplement. It's not just a book for kids.
As previously mentioned, adult fans will probably find this a book worth picking up, too. It talks about Ahmed Best and Anthony Daniel's characters from the Outlander Club. Out of the Episode II books I've seen so far, it is the only place I've seen them mentioned. It lists the new Jedi Council and addresses the confusion between Adi Gallia and Stass Allie in the film. It also highlights the new Jedi Master Coleman Trebor. So as you can see, the completist may not want to brush the Scrapbook off.
It is also filled with beautiful stills from the film. Again, many of them are unique to this book. The text includes quotes from the film, background info on characters, and more. Also of interest are comments about the development of the film, planets, and characters. This makes it a well rounded book for those interested in the film, the expanded universe, and the making of the movie.
Overall, this is one worth checking out.
No real gripes about this one other than the fact that there are no pictures of any of the spider droids, tank droids, or other fighters in the final battle. None of the new books seem to feature anything on them.
The Hasbro ad in the back for Slave-I and the Jedi Starfighter is ultra-cheesy. However, with dialogue from Jango Fett like, "Jedi scum....eat this!" maybe Lucas was involved after all. :)