wanted to have a go at origami but thought it looked too complicated?
This is a book with a wildlife theme that shows even the total
tyro how to fold those squares like a pro.
It does too, it truly does! There are forty different species
in here to fold and a good section on how to interpret the
symbols, as well as what you can use. All you need is paper,
but sensibly this is the first origami book I have seen that
does not assume your local stores are awash with a wide range
of origami paper. As it is not that easy to find (or cheap
to buy) the author instead shows you how to make the perfect
square out of things like printer paper, newspaper and wrapping
paper. This is a bigger format book than most origami books
too so the diagrams are larger, and therefore easier to follow.
There are also quite a lot of them for each model as well
as captions for foolproof folding. Each model has several
pages of stages in a colour (front) and white (back) as well
as a picture of the finished item. Projects are grouped roughly
in order of difficulty and you can choose from such diverse
subjects as a dinosaur, inflatable frog, lifelike penguin,
flapping bird, elegant seahorse and 3D lizard head to name
a few. Who is the book for? Nobody specific, although the
simple text would be ideal for a child, reassuring to any
adult who thinks origami is too difficult and the models can
be enjoyed by anybody. One for the keeper shelf, and a wonderful