Stacey Loscalzo

Jul 26

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

by Stacey

I had heard lots and lots of good things about The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger.

But here’s the thing. While I do have fond memories of watching the original Star Wars movies with my dad and will certainly want the girls to see them eventually, I am not what you would call a huge fan. I wondered how much I would enjoy a book based on a paper version of a Star Wars character.

Given my new love of the middle grade novel however, I decided I really should read one of hottest books in the genre. And my love affair continues.

Origami Yoda is a gem of a story both for kids and the adults in their lives. For kids (roughly fourth grade and up), it’s a fun, fast paced read with lots and lots of  subject matter meaningful to this age group. For parents, it’s a great opener for discussions on bullying, accepting people who are different and the beginning of the whole boy/girl thing. And for teachers, it is a great read for focusing on a writer’s voice as multiple narrators tell the tale of Dwight and his wise finger puppet.

I suppose this is just further proof not to judge a book by it’s cover- or in this case, it’s name…

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