I am not a great writer. However, I tell my students that the only way to improve writing is to WRITE. So here it goes…
Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus by Tom Angleberger
“Emperor Pickletine” is the final book in the Origami Yoda series. This time out the kids from McQuarrie Middle School are on there way to Washington DC. This is the trip they almost lost due to Happy Funtime Test Prep. Tommy and his friends are super excited until the principal says, “No Origami on the field trip.” What will they do without Origami Yoda and Foldy-Wan Kenobi to guide them? How did Harvey sneak Emperor Pickletine on the bus? Will Harvey and the Emperor turn Tommy, Dwight, and Kellen to the Dark Side?
Earlier this year, my wife and I visited Washington DC. While touring the Smithsonian, we tweeted the author to let him know that Origami Yoda books were on sale in the museum gift shops. He wrote me back and told us that the final book was going to take place in the Air and Space Museum. The boys do visit the museum and cause some unintentional mayhem. I loved reading about the boys visiting places that I visited too!
I don’t want to share a bunch of spoilers. I want you to be able to go and read the book on your own or to your class. It is written in the style of a case file aka diary. It is fast paced and really easy to read. There are tons of illustrations and jokes that Star Wars fans or people who don’t like Star Wars.( Do those people really exist?) Plus, there are tons of Origami ideas even Food-a-gami too! Check out “Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus” in book stores now. Thank you for reading. Remember the only way you get better at reading and writing is by READING & WRITING!
May the Force Be With You Always,
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