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  • More-igami

    I love a book where diversity isn’t belabored, it just is.  This is the case in More-igami by Dori Kleber, illustrated by G. Brian Karas.  True, I began reading this book really WANTING to like it because I generally love the books that G. Brian Karas illustrates (Muncha Muncha Muncha, by Candace Fleming, As an Oak Tree Grows, illustrated and written by G. Brian Karas) but it is great in its own right.  So now for the plot. Joey is introduced to origami by one of his classmates’ mothers and he has found his calling.  So what do you do when you want to get better at something?  You practice, practice, practice.  Unfortunately, he practices on all the wrong things, like his mother’s money and his sister’s sheet music.  After being banned from origami in his home, he has to find someone who appreciates his art and where his practicing is a gift.  If you are looking for a great story about perseverance, give this one a try.  Recommended for ages 4-6.  Review written by Rebecca Teglas.