Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

the strange case of origami yoda anglebergerI've been hitting the Cybils nominees hard and fast, but I just had to pause to mention this one.

So, so, so, so funny.  I imagine that anyone from fourth grade on up would enjoy this one.  It's got that same way of capturing the disastrous hilarity of early middle school that Jeff Kinney captures so well in his books.  Fortunately, most of the characters are more likable than Greg Heffley. I can totally imagine that if this one were out back when I was teaching fourth grade, the kids would have talked and laughed about it as much as they did the Wimpy Kid books. Now that I've compared it to the Wimpy Kid books you're all wondering if it has random comic strip panels.  No, it does not.  But it does have the occasional very funny illustration.

This book is the case file that Tommy put together to see if Origami Yoda (Dwight's finger puppet) can really predict the future.  I think my favorite piece of evidence is the story of Yoda saving one of the boys from looking like he peed his pants.  He leaned against the wet bathroom counter, and disaster struck.

Ah, just thinking about reading this book makes me smile.  Go read it and have a good time! :D
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Here are a couple of affiliate links (if you purchase through these I will get a small commission): The Strange Case of Origami Yoda at Amazon; The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda Series #1) at Barnes and Noble.

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