I have had these on my book shelves for a while. I found most of them for $2 on clearance at HPB. I figured this was a good weekend to try and tackle them. I’m also a part of two Middle Grade readathons this month. None of these books are my TBR for them but I’m trying to get through as many MG as I can!
I wasn’t sure what to expect but I really enjoyed this. This is basically about the “misfit” kid in school, who walks around with an origami yoda puppet on his finger. He even gives advice. Throughout this book we see all these kids give into it. Is he using the force or just making things up? I loved how there are so many great messages in this book for kids!
You always have that one kid who has to ruin the fun for everyone. I loved how all the kids have to come together. Even though, things don’t always work out, I loved how these kids learned so many great messages- Kindness, understanding, working together, & being open minded.
This might be my favorite one in the series! Our unusual Dwight has been sent to another school and now has become normal… or has he? I love how these kids realize that things are not right and it’s up to them to help. I do wish that parents would be a little more understanding of their children. I know we want them all to be “normal” but sometimes weird things make kids happy!
I did love how this plot was a bit more involved. All the kids are working to a common goal and get rid of “FUNtime” testing classes and get their art/sports classes back. It was even nice to see the “mean” kid, Harvey get in on the action!
I loved this one because the adults finally listen to the kids. It was nice to see how things turned around and I loved Princess Labelmaker! haha I love how these kids are so resilient and they don’t back down. They worked so hard to figure out statistics and tactics. I was impressed!
This one was my least favorite of them all. It’s basically of just their class trip and what happens. I felt like it was just thrown together and not really a great plot. I did find this one a bit boring.
This one isn’t really a novel but a book with activities and how to draw/make origami. It’s actually really cool. Since I got a used book, the origami paper was gone but I can just buy some when Oliver is old enough to read this series. I was a bit bummed that it wasn’t so much a story but I think it’s a really cool idea. I’m sure Oliver will love it!
Overall, I really enjoyed these books!! I finished today on MAY 4TH!! I hope everyone had a great STAR WARS DAY! There’s a lot of great messages in these books! I love how he tackled so many things that kids have to go through in school. Not only is it awesome because it’s star wars but it’s teaching great lessons. I rated this about 4 stars overall.
We had a little party with Star Wars themed food. It was a party of three but oh well! haha.
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!
2 thoughts on “The Origami Yoda Files- Mini Reviews + Party!”
Your Death Star pizza looks amazing! What a great idea ❤ Is the last book the only one with Origami instructions in it? It would be really cool if each book had instructions on how to make the character!
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Thank you!! It did turn out better than I thought it would. Thanks, Pinterest! lol. Ohh, Yes!! Each book has how to do the origami puppet that book is about! It’s really neat. The last book just has a bunch of drawings and all kinds of puppets.
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