I immediately knew I was going to love More-igami from the title page. The pages appear to be folded like origami, but don't worry! No one folded the pages of this library book. That was just part of master illustrator G. Brian Karas’ technique to make this story about persistence all the more special. Then, the first page of the story made me laugh out loud. “Joey loved things that folded.” Just look at Joey admiring his taco.
Joey discovers the art of origami from a parent presentation at school. He also learns that to be good at origami (like most things) you need “practice and patience”. Joey’s constant practice wears down his mother’s patience and he needs to find a new place to practice his art. Enter Muy Mexicana, the restaurant of a very patient Mr. Lopez and plenty of napkins for origami practice!
There are two things that make this book stand out above others.
This is Dori Kleber’s picture book debut… But I'm keeping a close eye out for more greatness from her!