Sunday, November 25, 2012

These books you must read...

Along the lines of "You just never know what will happen next," is the saying, "You just never know what you'll find next!"  The other day I walked into the boys' bedroom to put something away and as I glanced out their window, I was surprised by all these creatures!
Younger son has been bit by the "Origami Yoda" bug!  Older son brought home the book, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, by Tom Angleberger.  Younger son loves any and all things Star Wars and is a veracious reader, so of course, he devoured the book.  It didn't take long for him to get his hands on the next two in the series, as well (a Scholastic book order steal-- all three for only $8.99!).
Here's the premise of 'Origami Yoda':  Dwight is an weirder-than-usual 6th grader who creates an origami Yoda finger puppet who can predict the future!  Dwight and Yoda become a VERY popular duo at school as people have their futures predicted while trying to figure out if Origami Yoda is real or just a figment of Dwight's imagination.   I think I'm going to read these books myself!  The bits and pieces I've read are really funny!
According to the boys, these books are HILARIOUS!  The pages are mostly text with doodles in the margins and funny conversation bubbles, etc..  As an added bonus, there are origami instructions in the back of each book.   Younger son has mastered making an origami Yoda--he turns church bulletins, old homework papers, fresh/neat/perfect-for-math-homework notebook paper into Yodas wherever he goes!!!   
The three books are (in order):  The Strange Case of Origami YodaDarth Paper Strikes Back, and The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee.
You can check out the official website of Origami Yoda at:

You just never know what you'll find next! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the fact that they like reading so much!