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Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus (Origami Yoda) Hardcover – August 12, 2014
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I was slightly disappointed to pick up the final book of the series, "Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus," and find a slight drop in quality. It's still a fun read, but not quite as good as the rest of the series.
"Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue" ended with the seventh graders of McQuarrie Middle School having defeated the FunTime Menace and preparing for their field trip to Washington DC, something FunTime would have denied them. But what promised to be a fun trip is quickly spiraling out of control -- Principal Rabbski is grumpier than ever, the buses are cramped and smelly, and Harvey is back to his old ornery ways, annoying and threatening everyone on his bus with a half-origami, half-pickle puppet he dubs "Emperor Pickletine." And worse, the eccentric Dwight's mysterious partner Origami Yoda can't help -- the principal has banned origami on this trip! But Dwight proves to be more resourceful than everyone realizes, and with the help of a pack of fruit snacks and some ingenuity he just may save the field trip from total disaster.
As always, the book provides a colorful cast of characters that acts realistically.Read more ›
Could somebody have gotten lost in D.C. during the field trip, wandered off into another museum, or broke something at one of the museums and needed the origami characters to help them? Then with the lack of fruit roll ups they had to figure things out for themselves thus culminating with Ghost Yoda.
For me the plot points were never fleshed out and the book meandered its way around. The other books in this series seemed to have something to say about friendship, adversity- you know an overall message about life. Well this one did not for me. I think it was suppose to be about how they could do it for themselves from now on and did not need Yoda anymore except it was not incorporated into the plot. In the last case file it just jumps out and feels disjointed to me.
Not that the book is bad or anything. It just was not as good as the others. There was such a high bar set with the rest of the series and this unfortunately fell a bit short for me.Read more ›
In terms of the series as a whole, it is really the first series that my son and I agreed upon as being good. Before that, he was reading books like Captain Underpants, which (aside from the fact that I figured that any reading was good) didn’t appeal to me at all. Not only do I think that the content is more enlightening than many other books for this age group, but they also tend to get children interested in origami, which is a great hobby. My son was obsessed with it for a while, especially since you can go on Youtube and see the author of the book showing how to make all the different characters that are mentioned. The origami hobby also feeds back into interest in the books, and it gets him discussing what he’s ready, which is always a good thing. I really have nothing negative to say about it.
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My son loved this book. He couldn't read these fast enough....he thought they were hilariousPublished 1 day ago by Kiona Alexander
This is the final book in the Origami Yoda series and I think it wraps them series up well. It explains why Harvey is a jerk, and it's honestly a reasonable explanation. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Super Zach on youtube
My 9 year old son has read and enjoyed every book in the series. We have hundreds of origami Star Wars figures that he learned to make from these books in every corner of the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by MdnghtMad
Loved It! Great book with lots of twists and turns! Lots of stuff we're not expected so I love this book! Good readings! 😊Published 3 months ago by D.Bucy
i like this conclusion to the seires but not alot. it just wasn't as good as the others. i also have a suggestion. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bryan Telford
Bought this for my son and he loves this just like he has loved the rest of the series! He is now reading them to his little brother. Silly, quick read!Published 4 months ago by Heather
I really love the origami yoda books though, Emperor Pickletine Rides The Bus is SSSOOOO
suprising at times this one was so confusing.