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Illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Candlewick Press, May 2016
ISBN: 9780763668198

Joey loves everything that folds. When a classmate’s mother makes an origami crane, Joey wants to make origami, too. He folds anything he can find around the house, until Mom makes him stop. How will he become an origami master without the practice he needs? It will take patience, and the understanding of a friend.

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“A gem.” –Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Warm characters, gentle humor, and sweet illustrations convey the challenges of learning new skills without making them feel insurmountable. A title for all collections.” —School Library Journal

“With engaging text, charming illustrations, and bonus instructions for an origami ladybug, this is a winner.” —Booklist

“It’s a quiet but effective reminder of the value of practice.” –Publishers Weekly

“Gentle humor . . . a cheery multicultural neighborhood and an entertaining array of origami attempts made out of many types of paper.” —The Horn Book Magazine

“Masterful.” —Shelf Awareness


Best Books of 2016, Kirkus Reviews

One of the 10 Books All Young Georgians Should Read for 2016, as selected by the Georgia Center for the Book

Nominated for the Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award, Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award, Kentucky Bluegrass Award, and Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award

Ridgway Honor Award for outstanding picture book debut

A Junior Library Guild selection

Where to Buy

You can order More-igami from your local, independent bookstore via IndieBound.

Also available through Barnes & Noble and Amazon (including a Kindle edition).

For Teachers

Teachers can order the book through Scholastic’s teacher store.

Download a PDF with suggested activities for using More-igami in the classroom from Candlewick Press.

MORE-IGAMI. Text copyright © 2016 by Dori Kleber. Illustrations copyright © 2015 by G. Brian Karas. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.