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Origami Yoda

So little boy brought this book and it’s sequel home. His brain was firing in all different exciting ways.

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Take note you parents of highly creative 8 year-olds, this book is super cool.

Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger, seems to be some sort of creative paper-folding meets imaginary hero/bad guy pretending to be Star Wars characters experiencing adolescent school drama. A completely new genre.

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I asked Eamon to write about it in his own words and this is what I received.

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 I thought he was just going to answer my questions. I didn’t realize I’d get pumped up hand lettering and graphix. In case you can’t read this, this is what I think he wrote.

Q: What Genre are the books in?

A: It’s an interesting realistic fiction. It’s about how a boy named Dwight Tharp folds an Origami Yoda with fortune-telling magical powers. So that’s what makes Origami Yoda AWSOME!!!!! But There’s a Darth Paper too!!

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Darth Paper and Yoda puppets battling

Q: Who’s Darth Paper?

A: He is also a paper craft only made by Harvey!! But Harvey is a BIG tattler (and sissy pants) so that’s why Yoda is enemies with him.

Q: How many characters are there?

A: About 10.

Q: Do they all have puppets?

A: Yes and all of them are from Star Wars.

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Whether it’s Captain Underpants or Origami Yoda, he becomes enthralled with the book du jour. His brain goes over it and over it. I was asked multiple times who I would want to be in Star Wars. Han Solo is always my answer.

Guess what he said he’s going to change his name to when he gets older?  Yoda.

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