More-igami (Dori Kleber)

Hello! Today, we read More-igami, written by Dori Kleber and illustrated by G. Brian Karas.

Joey is a little boy who loves things that fold: he collects old maps, plays the accordion, and sleeps on a foldaway bed. One day, a classmate’s mother comes to class and shows Joey how to fold origami, and he is blown away. She tells him that to become an origami master, he must practice and have patience, so Joey practices on everything he sees: the newspaper, his sister’s sheet music, even money from his mom’s purse, driving his family crazy! Can Joey find a place to practice his craft so that he can become an origami master?

This was a really cute book! On the surface, it teaches kids about origami, which is an awesome craft (there are even instructions for making an origami ladybug in the back of the book). But underneath, it’s a great lesson about learning how to do anything, and the hard work and dedication it takes to do so. In addition, the illustrations are colorful and sweet, the length is pretty good for baby bookworms, and JJ really enjoyed it. Baby Bookworm approved!

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