It has been withdrawn and the Saudi Arabia's education minister has apologised for the mistake.
In a subsequent tweet, al-Eissa announced the education ministry had begun printing a corrected copy of the curriculum. How this slipped past the person responsible for double-checking everything in the book isn't entirely clear―Yoda, notably, is not just an iconic character featured in one of the biggest sci-fi film franchises of all time. "All the pictures were very sad, you know, refugees and war", the artist recalled.
The initial inspiration, Shaweesh said, was a of the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat standing beside Mickey Mouse during a visit to Disneyland.
In what has to rank as one of the most weird education-related snafus of all time, some Saudi students could be forgiven for thinking one legendary Force-wielder got involved in their worldwide affairs.
He later came across a black and white photo of King Faisal, who was foreign minister at the time, at the signing ceremony and thought it could be enlivened by the appearance of Yoda. Green is the color of the Saudi flag.
He told the paper that King Faisal "was wise and was always strong in his speeches". 'So I found that Yoda was the closest character to the king. Darth Vader also appears in the same art series as does Yoda.
The artist who superimposed the Star Wars character said he has no idea how his art accidentally showed up in a teunblockxtbook.
As photos of the mishap went viral in Saudi Arabia, Mr. Shehri said he had gotten many positive responses from fans of King Faisal - and of Yoda.
He was not aware of the instant fame of his picture, until his mother, who is a teacher notified him.
He said: "I am the one who designed it, but I am not the one who put it in the book".