Star Bores (Steve Barlow & Steve Skidmore) - Element Children's Book - 1999 - 126 pages

The "Two Steves" UK writing team has written many children's books for Great Britain and that was the target market for this parody.  The paperback original was also released in the USA and Australia to coincide with the release of the prequel, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.  The Steves merged episodes IV, V and VI into a short novel, created silly parody names for all of the characters, and made a few plot changes to simplify the story.  I liked "Admiral Fishface," "Grabba the Gutt" and "Yoggi the Jello Knight" but I really got tired of the robots "Doe Raymefar" and "Sola Teedoe."  I cannot recommend this book for anyone except for your typical, ten-year-old syfy nerd. [JAM 9/12/2011]