Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Origami Animals


Origami Animals is a collection of 8 projects bundled with 200 sheets of two-sided origami paper. Released 16th Sept 2020 by Dover, it's a 56 page folding manual + 200 sheets of paper and available in paperback format. 

The 8 projects included (see cover) are all attainable by a keen beginner. Of the 8 folds, I was previously familiar with only 1 (the traditional cat). There is also a bird, caterpillar, 9 fold butterfly, crab, scottie dog, turtle and owl. The introduction includes standard basic folding diagrams showing the techniques and basic folds. Each of the projects includes full color pictures, as well as line drawn process tutorials which are fairly easy to follow. The projects are written by well known origamists and the tutorial drawings are clear and easy to follow. 

Dover is well known for their origami and other papercrafting and illustration books. This one is full of fun examples of origami for all levels of expertise and comes bundled with paper to get started right away. I received an electronic review copy, so I can't speak to the quality of the paper included with the bundle, but their other origami books have good quality paper, so presumably that will carry over to this volume as well. 

Highly recommended to makers' groups, activity groups, art units in a classroom setting, library activity, gift for a young origamist, etc. Five stars - short and simple. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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