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Great artists created the designs—and the instructions come from an expert in the revolutionary time-saving “Seven Steps to Folding Heaven” techniques. A section on folding seven types of animal heads prepares you to use the same methods to create 14 whimsical creatures, including a Sleeping Cow, Bloodhound, Bat, Panda, Frog, Monkey, Rhino, and Giraffe, along with five fantastic dinosaurs—like the super T-Rex.
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In no time you can fold whimsical origami animals to delight young and old alike. Using only two types of folds, you'll make a whole menagerie of creatures, from an impish monkey to a cool-looking T-rex. They'll come to life quickly in your hands, enabling you to create a variety of displays for your home and an assortment of imaginative gifts.
Grade 5 Up-Robinson offers 26 paper creatures selected for speedy folding. Ranging from frog to rhino, from a dollar-bill elephant to a baby dinosaur head done in just four steps, all but eight models are his own designs or variations on traditional ones. For each, he provides captioned color photos showing each step, a view of a finished model, and a "studio" shot of a more elaborate version, done with fancy paper and placed in a simple, evocative setting. Unfortunately, though most of the models themselves are within the physical capabilities of even primary-grade children, inexperienced paper folders of any age are likely be frustrated by the absence of directional arrows, reference points, or any other diagramming on the step photos. Furthermore, the author's reassurance that there are only two kinds of creases, the valley fold and the mountain fold, is simplistic, begging the fact that some models here require reverse folding, pleats, or squash folds, plus the ability, which seldom comes without plenty of practice, to judge just how to angle them for a natural-looking ear, eye, or other feature. Still, folders looking for models that can be created in a few moments, or easily taught to younger children, will find plenty of possibilities here.
John Peters, New York Public Library
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