Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fun Pick: Art2-D2's Guide To Folding and Doodling

Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling
by Tom Angleberger
Amulet Books
163 pages with origami sheets for folding

Tommy and friends Keelen, Sara, Caroline, Cassie and Lance are back, and this time with an interactive activity book! Fans of Angelberger's Origami Yoda series will want to get their hands on a copy. The kids' quips and drawings are cute and funny and this book is  bound to find even more thrilled new fans.

The kids each teach beginning doodlers how to draw, how to fold Origami Yoda characters, how to draw faces, and even how to talk like Yoda!

The directions and illustrations will help beginners learn easy folds and breaks down drawing figures and faces to a fun science. Angleberger is spot-on with his "kidspeak" and the snarkiness and fun digs the characters engage in will delight young readers. The book is packed with more than 75 actitities and a 16 page color insert with 10 pages of perforated origami paper. "May the doodles be with you!"

If you know an aspiring artist or someone who loves origami, this is a must-have!

Highly, highly recommended for anyone who loves the series and who loves Star Wars and/or origami and drawing. Recommended grades 4-up.

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  1. We had a boy make a Darth Paper that was 4' tall!

    Barb Gogan
    Sudbury Public Schools
    Sudbury, MA
    barbara_gogan @ sudbury.k12.ma.us

  2. This is awesome! The kids will love ti!

    Monica Wetzig
    Driping Springs ISD
    Dripping Springs, TX

  3. This sounds like a great book. My kids love the drawing and folding books.

  4. Origami Yoda is a Oklahoma State Sequoyah Children's Book Award Nominee this year. I will not be surprised if it wins the award; it's a popular choice! Our kids love origami and I cannot keep enough books to keep them happy!

    Kristi Hazelrigg
    Parkview Elementary
    Mid-Del Schools, Oklahoma City, OK

  5. Sounds like a winner to me!

    Kim Brosan
    Williamsport Area SD
    Williamsport, PA 17701

  6. Origami Yoda is an Oregon Battle of the Books selection this year. Our kids really like the next two books also.

    Elma Witty
    Adrian School Library
    Adrian, OR 97901

  7. Tom Angelberger is such an enjoyable speaker and while speaking he shows how to create his Origami Yoda. Totally enthralling!

    Donna Cooper
    Hargrave Military Academy
    Chatham, VA 24531

  8. The students will love this!

    Erin Kooyman
    Corvallis, OR

  9. What a wonderful book! Fingers crossed!
    Rochester, NY