The Strange Case of Origami and Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger

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In The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, when Dwight brings an origami finger puppet of Yoda to school, everyone assumes that it is just Dwight being a weirdo as usual. But then Dwight starts waving the puppet around and dispensing advice in a bad Yoda impression. And then people start to realize that the advice is good, and they wonder if maybe Dwight really is somehow channeling the wisdom of Yoda. The book is set up as a case file of stories gathered by Dwight's friend Tommy, each telling the story of how Origami Yoda has helped someone in class. Tommy's friend Kellen provides some great Star Wars related cartoons.

In Darth Paper Strikes Again, after suffering several Origami Yoda-related humiliations, Harvey gets Dwight suspended from school. Origami Yoda pleads with Tommy and Kellen to save Dwight by making a new case file. Tommy and Kellen record cases such as "Origami Yoda and the Pre-eaten Wiener," and "Origami Yoda and the Exploding Pizza Bagels." But Harvey and his Darth Paper puppet have a secret plan that could make Dwight's suspension permanent.

These books are written in notebook format with cartoon illustrations similar to The Wimpy Kid books and will certainly appeal to the same audience but beneath the humor is some wisdom that only Yoda could dispense. The movie references make it a great choice for any boy (or girl) who is more interested in watching Star Wars than reading. Included, of course, are instructions on making your own Origami Yoda and Darth Paper.

Submitted by Fran @ Bay View

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