Thursday, June 23, 2011

Guest Post: The Strange Case of Origami Joda

Title: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
Published: April 1st, 2010 by Amulet Books
Source: Library

In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. If that weren’t strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise and prescient. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a pop quiz, guesses who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust, and saves a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice. Dwight’s classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. With contributions from his puzzled classmates, he assembles the case file that forms this novel.

Review by 'B' (11 years old)

In order to encourage my kids to read this summer I promised to put their reviews in my blog.  Hopefully you'll like them and tolerate the proud mama syndrome.  So *roll drums here* this is B's first review:

This is one of the best books I ever read!  It is a combination of case files put together by Tommy to decide if  he should ask Origami Yoda an important question.  It keeps you wondering if he is magical or not.

My favorite character is Tommy because he likes Sara very much and wants to know if she likes him.  I wish there was an Oragami Yoda at my school so I could ask him stuff (I am going to sixth grade in August.)  The more annoying character was Harvey because he didn't believe in Yoda at all and try to make one of his own.  Dwight is just weird, but he doesn't know that he is.

I think that Dwight had a good plan from the beginning and it all works out at the end.  I would recommend this book to other fifth graders like me.  I'll read book two when it comes out.

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