The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

Dwight, a goofy, odd kid who can barely walk across a room without tripping over something, knocking someone over, spilling something, AND saying something weird, does something incredible.  He makes an origami paper Yoda, sticks it on his finger, and suddenly is the wisest, most perceptive kid in the entire 6th grade, possibly the whole world.

No, wait.  Dwight isn’t wise. Origami Yoda is wise.  But how is that possible?  How can a folded piece of paper be wise?

Each chapter of this book is devoted to a different kid’s story about how Origami Yoda gave him/her great advice and solved a problem s/he was having.  Toss in some drawings (a la Diary of a Wimpy Kid–kids who have enjoyed that series will love this book), some comments from Harvey (who is skeptical about Origami Yoda’s powers), and loads of middle school mishaps, and you end up with a delightful, funny, light read.

We have about 100 holds on this book in the library right now.  I’m willing to bet that most, if not all, of the kids who read it will come back anxious to read Darth Paper Strikes Back, the sequel.


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