Published by Dover Publications on Dec 17, 2014
Format: eARC from Netgalley
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Created by an origami master, these 23 models offer a menagerie of easy-to-fold animals. Figures include birds—a cardinal, parrot, bald eagle, and cranes—and a fox, pig, hippo, elephant, lion, and others. Diagrams illustrate every step of the folding process, and full-color pictures depict the completed models.
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I love origami. There is something so relax and fun about making something out of just paper.
I’ve made origami before, so I had an idea what I was doing when I started working through the animals in the book. I like that it has simple diagrams that are easy to read. The only animal I had trouble was the standing crane, and I could not get the legs to work. That one part needed some clarifications, but everything else I could understand.
There was a wide range of animals from very easy to somewhat tricky. I like the variety included as there are animals from almost every type, and very few are created the same way.
My favourite was the elephant, and not just because it’s one of the first 3D style animals. Elephants are my favourite animal ever, and I was super happy to produce a good looking origami version. It’s going on my elephant shelf for sure.
Overall, if you like origami, I’d suggest checking out the book. It has simple creations that are suitable for beginners, with good instructions, but there is enough variety and creativity that even seasoned folders will find an animal or two to enjoy.