by Joel Stern
- 2010 by Tuttle Publishing
|Skill Level||From simple to low-intermediate|
|Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)?||Yes|
|Photos of completed models?||Yes|
|Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper?||No|
|Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)?||All are from rectangles, a few are multi-piece|
This is not your typical origami book. The models taught in the first half of the book are usually quite simple, and can achieved quite quickly from a sheet or more of printer-paper. However, the magic lies not in the models, but in how they are put to use. Each model can serve as a game-piece in the over 20 games described in the second half of the book. A simple zig-zag unit can be part of a "fence" in a "pick-up Chips" game, a wave in a "Stormy Seas" game, a balancing log, and more. In this way you can easily build a whole set of games, all of which come with full rules and illustrations. Also included are tips for using origami in the classroom and incorporating it across the curriculum. This book will be excellent for teachers and kids.