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Heartless Lyn @ Great Imaginations

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost"

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda Series #1)

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda Series #1) - This book tends to be popular with the younger children. Throwing in Star Wars into the mix props the popularity to a new level. When I first read this book, I gave it four stars. However, when I began to think about the book, I found the message very disturbing. To me, Origami Yoda seemed to push kids into thinking that magical, religious based thinking trumps common sense and reason. In the book, a majority of the children made an argument that the Origami Yoda was a magical thing that defied reality. They believed in O-Yoda and tried to push the unlikable kid into believing that the paper puppet was real. No one gave credit to the creator of the puppet, Dwight - not even in the end. By the end of the book, even when faced with the truth, the children, and the main character, treated Origami Yoda with awe, Dwight with contempt, and reinforced to simply "believe" instead of granting to proper credit to the proper people.