Monday, October 21, 2013

Fall Reading 2013 The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett (An Origami Yoda Book)

I knew Origami Yoda and the rest of the Origami Rebel Alliance were cool, but I never knew they were cool enough to fight against standardized testing ruining school. When McQuarrie School loses its elective classes (art, chorus, yearbook, etc.) and they are replaced with awful videos that are supposed to help students ace their state achievement tests - the rebellion must swing into action. Led by Captain Dwight with Origami Yoda, the rest of the gang recruits rebels from all over the school and each rebel has his or her own origami figure. Luke Skyfolder, Anakin Skyfolder, Foldy-Wan Kenobi, etc. Their plan to defeat the evil EduFun Empire and return balance to McQuarrie is dangerous, but succeed they must.

The book leaves us with the rebels finally having won their first battle, but the war is not over yet. We will all have to wait for the next book to see if the Dark Side is strong enough to defeat the rebels. (I agree that the Dark Side is what causes people to value test scores so much that they remove everything enjoyable from school.) At the end of the book are directions on how to make Jabba the Puppett and an Ewok. If you have not read the series yet, we have all of the books in the library - even Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling. For more information and fun folding ideas, check out the website. Check out the trailer by the author. Tom also has a video showing you how to make your own origami Jabba.


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