Archive for November, 2010
Origami Yoda vs. Wimpy Kid???? Zoinks!!! Wimpy Kid has 100 million fans! But I’ve got something Jeff Kinney doesn’t … Super-Folders!
If you Super-Folders can spare a moment from folding Yodas, maybe you can swing by the readkiddoread site and vote for good old Origami Yoda!
Here’s how the competition stacks up:
* ADVENTURES OF NANNY PIGGINS by R. A. Spratt; Illustrated by Dan Santat
* BIG NATE IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF by Lincoln Peirce
* CANDY BOMBER: THE STORY OF THE BERLIN AIRLIFT’S CHOCOLATE PILOT by Michael G. Tunnel
* COMBAT-WOUNDED DOGS by Sunita Apte
* COSMIC by Frank Boyce
* JUSTIN CASE: SCHOOL, DROOL, AND OTHER DAILY DISASTERS by Rachel Vail
* MUMMIES!: DRIED, SEALED, DRAINED, FROZEN, EMBALMED, STUFFED… by Christopher Sloan
* SPACEHEADZ (SPHDZ SERIES) by Jon Scieszka
* THE STRANGE CASE OF ORIGAMI YODA by Tom Angleberger
* THE UGLY TRUTH (DIARY OF A WIMPY KID SERIES) by Jeff Kinney
That’s tough competition, folks! In fact, I’m just excited to be part of this. So head on over there and vote for anybody you want… even Wimpy Kid. (I’m a big WK fan, too, you know.)
If you’ve been wondering why there hasn’t been a new post in a while, it’s because Origami Yoda and I have been out of the country. We were invited by Books & Books bookstore to attend the Cayman Islands children’s book festival, along with Ridley Pearson and Pete the Cat.
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If Origami Yoda visited Origami Tattooine, he’d need one of these Origami Landspeeders….
This is a landspeeder was designed by Chris Alexander and folded at Celebration V.
If you’ve never seen Alexander’s Star Wars origami, you should go take a look at starwarsorigami.com.
Those of you that have folded all of my stuff, should get over there and fold his origami Millenium Falcon. It’s really fantastic!
Before anybody asks …. Yes, it’s just one sheet of paper. The bowtie is part of it. However, it had to be colored red with a magic marker, since the paper is white/gray.
Below are some pictures to show the evolution of Origami Pee Wee…
Spelling never counts… Luke Skywalker and crazy spellings dominate write-in portion of Origami Who sequel poll! #starwars
Here’s the whole* crazy list of write-in votes from the poll. Folks are supposed to vote for who they think the star of the next book will be…
Highlights include Elmo, “princes lala,” Chabaka, Genaril Grives, Hello Kitty, Joba Fett and even me, “tom andbergler.”
There’s an awful lot of votes for Luke if you add all of his different spellings together….
luke skywalker 51 luke 29 Luke Skywalker 27 obi wan kenobi 26 r2d2 22 yoda 20 R2D2 17 Luke 15 boba fett 15 C3po 14 darth maul 10 obi wan 9 R2-D2 9 mace windu 8 anikan 6 Darth Maul 6 r2 d2 6 jango fett 6 obi-wan 6 princess leia 6 jar jar 5 jawa 5 Obi wan 5 darth vader 5 Boba Fett 5 all of them 4 general grevious 4 General Grievous 4 general grievous 4 Anakin Skywalker 4 jabba the hutt 3 obi wan kanobi 3 r2-d2 3 chewbacca 3 cad bane 3 Jar Jar Binks 3 all 3 other 3 c3po 3 Bossk 3 c3p0 3 anikin 3 anakin 3 jarjar 3 Anakin 2 Count Dooku 2 Mace Windew 2 Kit Fisto 2 anakin skywalker 2 clone trooper 2 jabba the hut 2 Wookie 2 obi-wan kanobi 2 bob 2 rex 2 chubaca 2
This photo is a little blurry, but it shows that the Deluxe Yoda really is possible … not easy! … but possible.
Great job, Tyler!
I’m loving these wallets by super-folder Kyle…
I really love hearing from readers and super-folders. Emails and comments and tweets are great! And so are actual pieces of paper!
If you ever want to send me a letter or something you drew or folded, just mail it to:
Tom Angleberger c/o Marketing Dept.
115 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
Here are some of the things readers have sent or given to me in person:
And here’s about the nicest thing anyone has ever written to me:
“Other book that I read I just read about half of it and then return it to the library but I read your books till I finish it to the end.”
Jonathan told me he was working on this before Halloween … now I finaly have proof!
I hope you got a ton of candy!
Some cool kids at Holmes Middle School in North Carolina made this poster…
… and a commercial (which I haven’t seen yet) for Origami Yoda, which is in the running for the North Carolina state book award.