School Library Journal11/01/2013
Gr 2–5—These books start with instructions for making the various folds and bases necessary for completing the six-to-seven projects that follow. Each one begins with a large photograph of the subject (or realistic illustrations in the case of dinosaurs) often in the same posture that the completed activity will reflect. Some projects can be done in as few as nine folds while others require as many as 22. A rating system of one star for easy, two for medium, and three for hard is provided, which should minimize frustration. Information about the particular animal featured appears in an introductory paragraph as well as in "Did You Know" text boxes. Libraries needing to beef up their origami sections will not be disappointed in these selections.