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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

35 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

Great Book!!!

Do you like Star Wars? Is one of your favorite characters from the series Yoda? Have you ever wondered does "the force" really exist? If you answered yes to any of these questions then strap yourself in and get ready to go to a galaxy far, far away? Well, actually not t...
Do you like Star Wars? Is one of your favorite characters from the series Yoda? Have you ever wondered does "the force" really exist? If you answered yes to any of these questions then strap yourself in and get ready to go to a galaxy far, far away? Well, actually not that far away and I guess it's not really another galaxy either. I guess I got a little carried away with all the Star Wars stuff. Anywho, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger is a quick read that will have you laughing out loud as you enjoy this tale of a middle school boy named Tommy who is trying to figure out if an origami puppet is really able to give sound advice. At the end of the book, there is even a diagram that shows how to create your own origami Yoda puppet. So grab your lightsaber (it will help you if you decide to read in the dark) and let the force be with you, young Jedi. Happy Reading!

posted by mochareader on October 14, 2011

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7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Warning

*WARNING* BAD WORDS

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

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    Too Funny!

    This is a very cute, entertaining story. I think Mr. Angleberger has been spying on my middle school students because he totally "gets" the middle school mentality! The book is pure fun. Students that enjoy the Diary of the Wimpy Kid will most likely love this as well since it is done in the same light-hearted style.

    28 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

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    Good book for reluctant readers

    While walking through the bookstore my son spotted this book. He picked it up and started to read it immediately. Needless to say we left the bookstore with The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. My son was so entranced with this book he wanted to read it whenever he could. For some kids this is the norm. For my son, it's not. He is a reluctant reader. I'm forever on the hunt for books that I think he would like. This book was a success.
    The Strange Case of Origami Yoda is about a boy, Dwight who makes himself an Origami Yoda. Dwight brings his paper masterpiece to school and places it on his finger and starts talking in a strange voice. Well technically it's Dwight but the strange voice is Yoda's. Yoda starts to distribute advice to fellow students. When some of the advice Yoda dishes out works, more of his classmates seek out his help. This book is in the form of case files compiled by two of Dwight's classmates. Tommy thinks there is a distinct possibility that Origami Yoda can be real while Harvey believes it's all a bunch of hooey. The case files they put together are the stories and testimonies of Dwight's classmates.
    As I mentioned my son loves this book. I borrowed this book after he was finished reading so I could see for myself what was so great about this book. This book is funny. At times laugh out loud funny. Tom Angleberger definitely has a sense of humor and it shows through out this book. It also goes a bit deeper then humor. Dwight is an odd kid. He steps to the beat of his own drum. For that reason he gets picked on. Dwight gives some of the mean kids a taste of their own medicine by getting them back. Not necessarily by picking a fight but by using his head. This book encompasses themes such as being yourself, believing in magic, and peer pressure.
    I really enjoyed this book. If you know or have a reluctant reader you might want to give this book a try. It's a fun read. Also in the back Tom Angleberger includes instructions on how to make your own Origami Yoda. My son and I both tried it. I can honestly say, origami is not my thing. However I did have fun trying to make my own.

    25 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

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    A really funny book that you cant put down

    13 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    AWSOME

    This is a awsome book and who ever likes Star Wars should read it

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2010

    A good one for a 9 yr old.

    My 9 year old loved this book, thought it was funny. He breezed through it.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Caroline,

    Guess what Monday is my dog's birrthday. Shes turnig 8(56 in dog years) her name is Gracie a golden retrever. Hope all is well
    Russell Warren

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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