Dwight is a strange kid in many ways, perhaps the strangest is the puppet he wears on his finger. An origami figure of Yoda. Yes, a Yoda finger puppet, who just like in the movies, supposedly, is a font of wisdom. And when kids listen to him, things seem to work out right. Only is it the puppet with the wisdom, or could it possibly be that oddball Dwight? Well, Tommy needs to know, because how else can he decide if he should follow Yoda’s advice?
So just like the scientists who go and look at an animal living in the wild, Tommy and his friends decide to go at this scientifically, and record each instance of Yoda’s advice, its outcome, and whether or not it works out. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda is this casebook, full of drawings, stories of Yoda’s misadventures, and evidence one way or another. Will Tommy and his friends figure out Dwight and his Yoda before it is too late to take his advice?
This book has some Wimpy Kid read alike appeal, but with its cast of characters including girls and boys and a range of topics, this book is not for boys alone! Plus instructions on how to make a Yoda of your own. I really want to book talk this book–so even though I’m doing science and Earth Day books I will squeeze this in.