Monday, October 13, 2014

Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue

Cover image for Princess Labelmaker to the rescue : an Origami Yoda book
Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue: An Origami Yoda Book (#5)
By Tom Angleberger
Amulet Books, 2014, Fiction, 194p

The kids at McQuarrie Middle School are back, suffering through the incredibly boring and inane FunTime test prep program. To fight the evil FunTime empire, they have formed a "Rebel Alliance."  Kids that used to be opponents are now united, each with their own origami puppet based on a Star Wars character. Will their combined force be enough to triumph over the powerful Principal Rabbski, or is she, as Yoda suggests, secretly sympathetic of the rebel cause?  This is the 5th installment in the hilarious Origami Yoda series. As in the others in the series the book is formatted as a "case file" written by the kids, and illustrated with doodles and cartoons by the students. The library also has a recorded book version, performed by a full cast of voice actors. Either format works well. This series is a great choice for those who liked the Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

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