The Origami Yoda series has been moving toward a climactic moment and I can’t wait for readers to finally get there.
Since the first book, Origami Yoda has been dispensing Jedi wisdom to the students of McQuarrie Middle School. And, even though he is only a finger puppet, it’s been really, really wise wisdom. If he gives you advice, it turns out to be great advice. If he predicts the future, his predictions come true.
This, of course, leads the students to wonder if he truly is only a finger puppet.
Origami Yoda battles mean kids, grumpy teachers, gross food, multiple embarrassing situations, and even a Darth Paper puppet.
But then comes an enemy too big even for Origami Yoda: standardized testing. It’s not so much the tests as the year-long mania that goes with them. Everything—art class, the band, the school play, the field trip—must take a backseat to “test prep.”
So, in The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett, Origami Yoda calls for a rebellion. He tells the kids to come together and fight the test. They each make their own puppet—Foldy Wan Kenobi, Luke Skypaper, a whole tribe of Ewoks—and they take a stand.
But…It ended in a cliffhanger!
Sorry about that, everybody! There was just too much to cram into one book.
But now, at last, I get to tell you the rest of the story in the latest book, Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!
Origami Yoda is certainly wise. And Foldy Wan, Han Foldo, Luke Skyfolder, and the rest are certainly brave. But let’s face it: They weren’t getting the job done.
They’re going to need some help from The Princess.
Why is she named Princess Labelmaker? Well, remember those old school labelmakers, where you dial in a letter, squeeze the handgrip, and crank out a stick-on label that says “Oregano” or something like that? (Look it up on Amazon.com if you don’t remember.)
Not only is a labelmaker useful for labeling your spice rack, it’s also a great way to send SECRET MESSAGES. (No handwriting to decipher and much more portable than a computer printer.)
Someone is using one of these labelmakers to send messages to Principal Rabbski. And that person is telling her all the secrets of the Rebellion! Could Princess Labelmaker be a spy and a traitor? Or is she something else entirely… like maybe a hero?
Who is behind these messages? And who exactly is being rescued? Is the Princess really fighting the tests or just getting everybody in bigger trouble than ever?