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Jungle Animal Origami

Jungle Animal Origami

by Duy Nguyen
     
 

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With the fundamental techniques so beautifully illustrated in these pages, you’ll be able to create a menagerie of animals normally found deep in the African jungle. Easy-to-follow diagrams help you quickly learn the basic origami folds, including the kite, valley, mountain, inside and outside reverse, and pleat. So before long, a parade of hyenas, hippos,

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With the fundamental techniques so beautifully illustrated in these pages, you’ll be able to create a menagerie of animals normally found deep in the African jungle. Easy-to-follow diagrams help you quickly learn the basic origami folds, including the kite, valley, mountain, inside and outside reverse, and pleat. So before long, a parade of hyenas, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, gorillas, lions, zebras, gazelles, and elephants will emerge from the paper. For a little extra fun, choose papers in animal prints and muted colors to capture the feel of the creatures, or use unusual colors and patterns for whimsical effects. All it takes is some paper, a bit of glue, a pair of scissors, your powers of concentration and this handy guide, to transport you deep into a magical origami jungle.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Who wants to make a swan when you can make an ostrich? With 14 jungle animals to choose from, Duy Nguyen breaks the rules of traditional origami, which is construction by folding only, and encourages budding origamists to cut, glue and color as the creation dictates. "After all," he writes, "a zebra without stripes is just a horse!" After a brief introduction, the book explains the basic folds that will be used throughout the book. Next come step-by-step instructions for the individual animals, which include a vulture, hyena, hippopotamus, giraffe, gorilla, lion, wildebeest, water buffalo, gazelle, orangutan, zebra, ostrich and elephant. A good grasp of spatial relationships will be extremely helpful, for although the directions are illustrated, beginners are likely to get confused at some point. It's difficult for many to imagine flat diagrams as three-dimensional objects, and the book tends to err on the side of sketchy directions. Also, because the basic folds are all explained at the beginning, the terms defined ("valley fold") are then merely repeated in the individual directions. This requires frequent referencing for inexperienced folders still unfamiliar with the vocabulary. The book is a visual treat, however, with pictures of finished origami figures in natural settings, occasionally sharing the stage with their live counterparts. For origamists who have had a bit of practice, a folding safari awaits. 2003, Sterling Publishing, Ages 8 up.
— Diane Frook
School Library Journal
Gr 4 Up-Despite an opening section of paperfolding basics, these 14 animal projects are not for beginners-nor are they for origami purists who object to using scissors and glue. Practiced folders, however, should achieve satisfactory results, thanks to lucid step diagrams and multiple color photos of finished models. As in Nguyen's previous collections, the models are unusually stylized, even for origami. Except for the giraffe, gorilla, water buffalo, and possibly the ostrich, none are easily recognizable (nor, for that matter, are they "jungle" animals), even after being spray or brush painted, as the author suggests. Still, for libraries serving skilled folders, this makes a promising additional purchase.-John Peters, New York Public Library Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402717642
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,191,037
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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