I rarely give out a squee of joy when I open my mail, but when I saw this book AND our very own Darth Paper, I yelled for my son, who promptly took it out of my hands and ran to start reading it. It was a happy mail day! He reluctantly gave it back to me so I could read it...but we're still fighting over the ownership of Darth Paper.
Tom Angleberger takes the hybrid middle grade novel (the weaving together of text and illustrations) and combines it with legendary Star Wars characters for a witty and memorable story.
Tommy is back with another case file to help Dwight and his Origami Yoda. There are those that believe, and those that do not. Harvey, in an attempt to steal some of Origami Yoda's thunder has created Darth Paper and the chaos that ensues is either of his doing...or that of the Dark Side of the force!
I laughed out loud while reading the first chapter! Tom Angleberger is not only hilarious, but Star Wars fans will also really appreciate the clever dialogue and witty twists in this book.
A note to Tom Angleberger: I'm stealing your fundraising idea, the next time my kids have to sell popcorn/cookie dough/nuts for little league!! My dad will thank you!
Parents ask me all the time - Alison, my son fell in love with Diary of a Wimpy Kid, what's next? - I don't hesitate a beat when I tell them about THE STRANGE CASE OF ORIGAMI YODA. It's original, humorous, smart, and now there is another installment that is just as funny as the first!
Origami Yoda blog
5-fold Origami Yoda
Origami Darth Paper
About the Book:
About the Author:
Tom Angleberger’s Strange Case of Origami Yoda was hailed as “delightful” by the New York Times and called “the most original novel of the year” by the Boston Globe. Angleberger is also the author of Horton Halfpott. His website is OrigamiYoda.com. He lives in Christianburg, Virginia, with his wife, the author-illustrator Cece Bell.
*Disclosure: A review copy of this book (and a funky little origami Darth Paper) was provided by the publisher.