Author, Tom Angleberger, has written a light-hearted and very funny series about a less than cool kid named Dwight. Awkward Dwight has a finger puppet, Origami Yoda, who dispenses words of wisdom to other troubled school kids. Read this book, you must ….unless you are avoiding questionable language with your children. The kids in this series frequently call each other morons, losers, and stupid. So warned, you are. (Do the Yoda jokes ever get old??) These books will suit well read kids who like a good laugh, or they might even inspire book shy kids to read for pleasure.
If you do get these books be prepared to be invaded by origami puppets. I stocked up on origami paper but it turns out that wasn’t a safe guard against the incredible breeding habits of these guys, no paper is safe. Including tin foil,
insurance advertisement leaflets,
and cardboard boxes!
IrishCyborg, aged 12, says the following about The Strange Case of Origami Yoda; “This book is written as a case file. The main character, Tommy, writes down everything after his friends tell him their experience with Origami Yoda, who is like a fortune-teller. Origami Yoda was folded by Dwight, who is a crazy school kid. During the book, Tommy and his friends Kellen and Harvey are trying to decide if Dwight and Yoda use the force or if they don’t. Harvey doesn’t think so and is very outspoken about it.”
And IrishDoom, aged 10, says; “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda is a bunch of stories about a finger puppet, Origami Yoda, helping guys with their problems. All the stories are put together as a case file to see if Origami Yoda is real or a phony.”
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