The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

Angleberger, Tom (2010). The strange case of Origami Yoda. NY: Abrams

Sixth-grader Dwight is a nutty kid.  However, there is one thing that makes him popular among his peers. That is his ability to make origami.  But not just any kind of origami, he makes Origami Yoda to be exact.  Whenever his friends have problems, they consult the Origami Yoda and strangely enough usually his advice actually pans out.  One of his friends, Tom, really likes a girl named Sara.  With the advice of Origami Yoda, he is able to ask Sara to dance.  This is a very quick and fun read.  There were times when I just laughed out loud.  I know others will enjoy this novel and probably its seven sequels as well.  Throughout, the main characters go through difficult social situations such as wetting ones pants or wanting to ask a girl to a dance or dealing with striking out at softball.  Luckily, Origami Yoda comes to the rescue and helps them with difficult social situations. I would recommend this book to 5th-8th graders (and to all of my Star Wars friends out there)

Extras:

Book Trailer

How to fold an emergency Origami Yoda

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