As any reader who grew up loving authors like Shel Silverstein knows, poetry can be some of the most memorable media consumed during any childhood. That’s why Star Wars fans young and old will likely get a big kick out of the latest children’s book announced by Lucasfilm Publishing, in partnership with Quirk Books: Star Wars: I Wish I Had A Wookiee – And Other Poems for Our Galaxy by Ian Doescher.

The upcoming collection of Star Wars-inspired poetry for kids will also contain illustrations by Tim Budgen and was first revealed during the latest episode of the news series This Week in Star Wars on the official Star Wars YouTube channel.

Watch “This Week in Star Wars” for March 25:

What’s happening:

  • Lucasfilm Publishing has announced a new children’s book entitled Star Wars: I Wish I Had a Wookiee – And Other Poems for Our Galaxy.
  • The book is written by Ian Doescher (author of the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series) and illustrated by Tim Budgen (Starwhal, Monty Mammoth’s Grand Adventure).
  • I Wish I Had a Wookiee will contain over 75 poems and illustrations when it is released on September 28.
  • Two of Doescher’s included poems, namely “I Wish I Had a Wookiee” and “Dad’s Luke Skywalker Figurine,” can be previewed alongside their respective illustrations in the image gallery below.

What they’re saying:

  • StarWars.com: “We’ve all known the pure delight of ripping open a brand new Star Wars action figure or imagined ourselves in the cockpit of one of the many high-flying hunks of junk in a galaxy far, far away, alongside our loyal Wookiee co-pilot, Chewbacca. In his new book, Star Wars: I Wish I Had a Wookiee, Ian Doescher explores these playful hallmarks of childhood with a collection of over 75 whimsical and original poems illustrated by Tim Budgen.”

Star Wars: I Wish I Had a Wookiee – And Other Poems for Our Galaxy will become available on Tuesday, September 28 and is available for pre-order from Quirk Books right now.