Friday, September 30, 2011

Darth paper, Origami Yoda, and Tom Angelberger Tonight at 7.00

For those of you who are or know anyone who is a Star Wars fan, an origami fan, or a Wimpy Kid reader, come and meet Tom Angleberger tonight at 7.00. He will be talking about his new book, Darth paper Strikes Back, which is hilarious.

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 werent 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. Dwights classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. With contributions from his puzzled classmates, he assembles the case file that forms this novel.

Here's video of how to make the origami puppets:

1 comment:

Rory Fugerson said...

When I started to learn paper origami, I wanted to know more and more as I discover how to do one origami art over the other. I use a3 paper for this and someday I hope there can be a group for origami artists.