As the name implies, this origami title is not for novices. Still, newcomers to this ancient paper art will find some basic explanations about materials and folding techniques in the introduction to this picture-book series title. On spreads that combine color photos with line drawings, the instructions move through each step involved in creating the mostly animal-themed projects, and visual arrows indicating the direction of folds add further clarity. The final images of the finished animals in appropriate settings, such as the paper penguins skating on what resembles real ice, add some whimsy, and a glossary and suggested reading round out the title. Nimble-fingered practitioners who master these projects will want to move on to Difficult Origami, another title in the Origami series; novices should probably try Not-Quite-So-Easy Origami. Grades 2-5. --Gillian Engberg
About the Author
Chris Alexander is a Capstone Press author.