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Origami Zoo book cover

Origami Zoo

by Paul Jackson and Miri Golan

Published:
2011 by Gibbs Smith
Pages:
128
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9781423620167
ISBN-10:
142362016X

Buy from: Amazon.com
Buy from: Amazon.jp

Skill Level From simple to intermediate
Clear diagrams? Yes
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)? Most are

Overall Impression

This collection of old and new creations by Paul Jackson - with a little help from family, includes delightfully simple designs of all kinds of animals. Jackson is good at capturing the most basic essence of his subject matter, achieving a recognizable animal with a minimal number of folds.

With detailed, hand-drawn diagrams and a good introductory section, the book is quite approachable to beginners - as well as a lot of fun for more advanced folders. There's some really good teaching material here, as well. The book even provides 60 good-quality sheets of origami-paper for practice.

There are 24 Origami Designs in Origami Zoo:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Koala

Mammals - Marsupialia - Koalas

Paul Jackson16Square

Super-simple, yet clearly a koala. One of my favorites in this book
Origami Koala by Paul Jackson Folded from a square of kraft origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Penguin

Birds - Sphenisciformes - Penguins

Paul Jackson18SquareOrigami Penguin by Paul Jackson Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Monster puppet

Toys - Puppets

Miri Golan20Square
Mouse

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

Paul Jackson22Square

Also in Simple Origami as Featured in The New Countesthorpe Herald by Penny Groom

Cute
Origami Mouse by Paul Jackson Folded from a square of Kraft origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cow

Mammals - Bovidae - Cows and Buffalo

Paul Jackson26Square
Frog

Amphibians

Paul Jackson30Square
Puppy

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Paul Jackson34Square
2 units
Butterfly

Insects - Butterflies

Paul Jackson38Square

Modification of Yoshizawa's butterfly
Chick

Birds - Galliformes - Hens and Pheasants

Paul Jackson42Square
Dog

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Paul Jackson46Square

Also in Israeli Origami Collection Volume 1
Origami Dog by Paul Jackson on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gilad Ayalon
Fish

Fish

Paul Jackson49SquareOrigami Fish by Paul Jackson Folded from a square of textured holoographic paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Hedgehog

Mammals - Insectivora - Hedgehogs

Paul Jackson54SquareOrigami Hedgehog by Paul Jackson Folded from a square of textured origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Monkeys

Mammals - Primates

Paul Jackson58SquareOrigami Monkeys by Paul Jackson Folded from a square of Tant paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Snail

Molluscs

Jonathan Jackson62Square
Rabbit

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

Paul Jackson66Square
Vulture

Birds - Falconiformes - Birds of prey

Paul Jackson71Square
Hamster

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

Paul Jackson76Square

Another instant-favorite
Origami Hamster by Paul Jackson Folded from a square of momigami by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cat

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Paul Jackson82Square

Very good
Origami Cat by Paul Jackson Folded from a square of marble origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Horse

Mammals - Equidae - Horses and Donkeys

Paul Jackson88Square

Also in 18 of My Paper Folds by Paul Jackson
Also in MFPP 1995 Convention
Also in Origami Paperfolding for Fun by Eric Kenneway
Also in Super Quick Origami Animals by Nick Robinson
Origami Horse by Paul Jackson folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Fox

Mammals - Canidae - Dog Family

Paul Jackson94Square

Also in BOS Convention 1994 Autumn
Also in Origami Journal (Russian) 2 1996 Apr-Jun

Very good
Origami Fox by Paul Jackson folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Bird

Birds - Passeriformes

Paul Jackson101Square

Cute
Origami Bird by Paul Jackson Folded from a square of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Giraffe

Mammals - Giraffidae - Giraffes and Okapi

Miri Golan106SquareOrigami Giraffe by Miri Golan Folded from a square of Fadeless Embossed Safari paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Pig

Mammals - Suidae - Pigs and Boars

Paul Jackson111Square

Also in 18 of My Paper Folds by Paul Jackson
Also in Action Origami by Rick Beech
Also in Origami - The Complete Guide to the Art of Paperfolding by Rick Beech

Very nice
Origami Pig by Paul Jackson on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Dinosaur

Dinosaurs

Miri Golan118Square

Also in BOS Magazine 212
Also in Israeli Origami Collection Volume 1

Very nice. With cuts, but can be modified not to require them.
Origami Dinosaur by Miri Golan on giladorigami.com
Folded by Miri Golan