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review 2018-01-21 15:26
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda - Tom Angleberger

 

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This book was much better than I thought it would be. I picked it up in the clearance section because I was intrigued by the cover. My expectations weren't very high, but this book definitely exceeded them. 

This is a unique story of maneuvering your way through middle school. I loved the idea of putting together a case file. This added a really interesting element to the story. Angleberger did a good job of keeping the story going though. And of course trying to figure out if Origami Yoda was the real deal or not was very fun. 

Great book. I enjoyed how much the characters learn and mature in such a short story.

The book also contains a tutorial for how to make an Origami Yoda. I haven't tried it out yet, but love the interactive element. 
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review 2017-02-10 06:46
Collection of Short Urban Fantasy and SF Short Stories by C.H. Aalberry
The Origami Dragon And Other Tales - C. H. Aalberry

This is one of the better collection of short stories I have read in a long time. These urban fantasy and science fiction stories are original, enjoyable and beautifully written.

 

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review 2016-08-20 09:33
Origami Chic: A Guide to Foldable Fashion - Sok Song,Sok Song

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

What I was expecting was just a fun book on folding clothes, fashionable stuff, instead I got much much more.

The book isn’t only about folding these clothes, it also gives us tips on what goes best in real life with these type of clothes. Like what shoes would be nice, or how to combine it with a certain accessory or clothing. It was really fun, and it gave the book something extra. It made it even more fashion, and even more fun. Now you can not only learn how to fold these cute clothes, but you will learn how to style it in real life.
There are also tips on what colours to use as paper, or what paper to use. For instance for the clutch that one should use thicker material and then mention what kind. It just makes the book more interactive then it already is.

I also love how the origami clothes look. They are all so much fun. The only ones I didn’t really like would be the backpack (it didn’t look like one) and the raincoat (it looked just blocky/chunky). Other than that? I loved them all, and I will be trying them all out.

For this book I selected a few (OK, in the end it turned out to be more than a few), to test if the instructions are clear, and if they are all doable. I have read a few origami books, and sometimes it isn’t always clear what you are supposed to do, or things are suddenly magically done.

I have tried out several (well OK, most :D), and I have to say they worked really well, make sure you have thin paper (not thicker origami/folding paper), we tried a bit of a thicker kind, but it was really difficult and impossible to do, though we were determined to at least try because it had such pretty colours. Luckily, we had a lot of other thin origami papers to try out.

The instructions are quite clear (with the exception of one kind, that was the folding of a small border) and folding the dresses, the skirts, and all the other clothes and also the accessories
weren’t that hard, even when a bit difficult the instructions really helped out, and even warned when there were stuff that were magnified or when you had to do things (in symbols, but also in the text underneath the figures).

And as expected, at the beginning you had a small course on what kind of different steps there are in origami. Handy for beginners, but also for those of us who do more origami, but at times forget how a certain move was done. So if you forget one you could easily scroll (or if you have a physical copy flip) back.

All in all this one is a really fun way to spend a day, you will have a lot of fun things to pick and make. Mixing and matching the clothes you made. Added jackets and sweaters and a lot more. I am sure young and old will love this. Some of the folds may be a bit tricky, but I am sure it will work out if they try it out. I would recommend this book.

Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/

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text 2016-01-04 00:48
The strange case of origami yoda by Tom Angleberger
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda - Tom Angleberger

In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. If that weren’t strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise and prescient. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a pop quiz, guesses who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust, and saves a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice. Dwight’s classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. With contributions from his puzzled classmates, Tommy assembles this first case file in the blockbuster bestselling Origami Yoda series.The climax of this book is when Harvey and Dwight have the face off of which origami Yoda is the real wise Jedi! Climax The setting takes place in a school named, McQuarrie Middle School in around 2009.The theme of this story is "it's okay to be original" and "believe in yourself."

 

What I liked about the book is that everything can happen, like from a loser and weirdo can dance with a girl and be her girlfriend or getting away of immense of trouble and the lastly but not least I liked how the ending was where everybody was happy and Harvey who didn't believe to origami Yoda got humiliated by Dwight which was a loser.Something that I didn't like is that the drawing of the faces where kinda creepy and weird.One question that I have about the book is that it didn't tell how origami Yoda or Dwight could have predict the future.I would recommend this book especially middle schoolers like 6th graders.

 

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