Friday, 11 May 2018


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Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue (Origami Yoda #5)
Author: Tom Angleberger
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1419713558/ ISBN: 13:978-1419713552
Pages: 208
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

In an effort to stop the FunTime Menace, the Rebel Alliance of McQuarrie High School hope they have found an ally in their principle, Rabbski, but they aren't so sure. An anonymous classmate has taken the Rebel's secret case file and given it to the principle thinking she will understand her class better and join them. Writing on the file as Princess Labelmaker, the classmate asks her to keep what she has done a secret as some of the class would get mad if they found out.

Preparing for Standards Tests is no fun but that is all the class has been doing for most of the time, leading them to believe the FunTime has gone for good. Now they see their principle as Empress Rabbski, but the new hope is that she will change her mind and turn to the light side.

What readers will want to know is will the class have fun, or will they have another month of hell revising for tests they don't like? Practically everyone has their own chapter in this new instalment, Amy thinks that if everyone tries to get 70 on the test, then they will pass and Rabbski won't be able to hold them back a grade. Kellen talks about his own comic book, and Pad-Me Origamidala tells us more about her ugly shoes.

For the class, the story doesn't quite work out the way they think (they are due for a boring field trip) but they can at least have some kind of fun in other ways.

What's so fun about Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue? The portrait of the Origami Rebel Alliance - all with their finger puppets. Tommy, Kellen, Amy, Dwight, Harvey etc all have theirs, but who is the owner of Princess Labelmaker?

As well as the engaging story, there are some new bonus folds:

Princess Leia
Luke Skywalker
Foldy-Wan Kenobi

And as an even more special bonus, there is a double-sided colour page at the back of the book for the brave among us who actually want to fold a colour version of Foldy-Wan (and not waste it!) This requires the folder using the force and trusting in it, but didn't as I wasn't about to spoil such a lovely hardback. I know, I'm a horrible coward, but there you go.

Tom had me in stitches with his story as well as all three folds - which I had to admit had my fingers in a twist. The best one by far being Luke Skywalker, with Foldy-Wan as a close second. I had a bit of trouble with Princess Leia, but got there at the end. Phew!

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