Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

Dwight is the weirdest kid in the 6th grade. like once the gym teacher asked him to go to the equipment locker to get a dodge ball. He didn't come back so she sent Lance to look for him and Lance found him beating on the door to the locker shouting "Squirrels! come save me!" when Lance opened the door for him, Dwight goes, "Oh, I thought it opened the other way. Another time a Native American visited their school to tell them about Native Americans. When he was finished Dwight asked, "What did you wear for underwear before Columbus brought regular underwear?" So it wasn't a surprise when he started wearing a little origami Yoda finger puppet all the time. At first everyone thought it was just weird Dwight but after the PTA fun night everyone asked origami Yoda advice. Here is what happened: Tommy and his friends where daring each other to go ask a girl to dance. Finally Kellen got Tommy to go ask Hannah to dance. When Tommy was walking over to her Dwight blocked his way "Better ask Origami Yoda first" "go away" said Tommy. Dwight shoved the little puppet in his face "Ask origami Yoda" "Fine" said Tommy."Whats your advice" "I don't have any advice" said Dwight but Yoda does." Then in he started wiggling the puppet and in this this high, weird, squeaky voice he says "Rush in fools do" "Whats that supposed to mean!" then Tommy's friend says "Yoda always mixes up  his words he probably meant Fools are in a rush. a second later a seventh grader grabs Hannah and kisses her. Tommy has put together a file of all the story's about origami Yoda. If you want to find out if he is real or, as Harvey says "A green Paper wad" then read The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Wee Free Men

Tiffany Aching is a nine year old girl who has read the entire dictionary all the way through, (nobody told her otherwise)and wants to be a witch . She was down by the river with her little brother wentworth she sees two tiny blue men with kilts in a basket and they said " Crivens! Gang awa' oot o' here ya daft wee hinny! Wear da green heid!" and then they paddled away. Seconds later a big green monster popped out of the water and tried to eat her little brother! Luckily she got away before the monster got him. after that she saw the little blue men everywhere. She runs home looks at her grandmothers book of fairy tales and takes a frying pan to the river and smacks the monster with it. The next day the teachers got to the chalk and Tiffany decides to go down and see what their teaching. At the very back of the forest Tiffany sees a black tent with writing on it. After that Tiffany meets Miss Tick who tells her a bit about witching. Her brother goes missing and it turns out he was stolen by the queen of the faeries. Tiffany has to save her brother. If you like books full of adventure and what not, you will love The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett.

other books in the Tiffnay Aching series

  • The Wee Free Men
  • Hat Full Of Sky
  • Wintersmith
  • I Shall Wear Midnight

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dear Dumb Diary: Lets pertend it never happened

Jamie Kelly is in middle school and she has made a diary about all her problems. In this book, Jamie is jealous of this girl named Angeline. Angeline is perfect in every way. Jamie thinks that she will never be friends with Angeline, but when Jamie gets a hold of Angeline's permanent record, everything changes. This is what the first page in her Diary says:

Dear Whoever Is reading My dumb Diary,

Are you sure your supposed to be reading somebody else's diary? Maybe I told you that you could so that's Okay. But if your Angeline, I did NOT give you permission, so stop it. If you are my parent, then YES, I know that I am not allowed to call people idiots and fools and goons and halfwits and pinheads and all that, but this is a diary, and I didn't actually "call" them anything. I wrote it. And if you punish me for it, then I will know that you read my diary, which I am not giving you the permission to do. Now by the power vested in me, I do promise that everything in this diary is true or, at least, as true as I think it needs to be.

                 Jamie Kelly