From School Library Journal
Grade 4 Up-In each of these titles, Boursin, a paper artist, offers more than two dozen models, rather arbitrarily rated for difficulty. With few exceptions, the constructions in Airplanes are all either original or variations on modern designs: winged fliers; display models; and flying objects, such as an eight-piece Frisbee. Instructions for creating a mix of birds, fish, mammals, and insects can be found in Animals. Both books open with instructions for several "base" folds; Boursin uses standard origami notation in his clearly drawn step diagrams, and also provides handsome color photographs of the intended results. Airplanes will please origami novices and veterans alike. Animals is likely to be less successful-not only because some models require delicate scissors work, but also because the dove looks as predatory as the eagle; the hen, the giraffe, and the sheep will require distinctively patterned paper for identifiable results; and, in general, Boursin's animals are so stylized as to be unrecognizable. Furthermore, even some designs rated "beginner" use challenging reverse folds or crimps. While Airplanes will fly out of any library, consider Animals only for deeper subject collections.John Peters, New York Public Library
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Clearly drawn set diagrams, and also provides handsome color photographs of the intended results. (John Peters School Library Journal
These books boast beautiful photograph, well written introductions, and topics of interest to all ages. (Beth Karpas VOYA [Voice of Youth Advocates]
Fully illustrated with step-by-step color diagrams, easy-to-follow instructions, and a full-size color picture of the final product. (Science News
The directions are generally clear and succinct, and stylish color photographs of the completed aircraft can often help. (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books