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Children's LiteratureThere is an excellent introduction to origami and description of basic folds, but Origami Holidays includes many very advanced designs that are probably better made for children than by them. It could be a perfectly enjoyable activity for several adults to figure out the shapes and make holiday scenes for a classroom or library display. The basic folds have been given clear names like valleys, mountains, pleats and creases, the pictures are colorful and easy to understand, and there are tips for the beginner. There are a few relatively simple designs (pumpkin and witch) and many more lovely but complex creations-an intricately delightful Santa and his 8 tiny reindeer or a tall Easter bunny complete with a basket full of colored eggs. The writer acknowledges this is not pure origami, which was intended to "express one's creativity wholly through the art of folding paper and folding paper exclusively." Instead, Nguyen has created three-dimensional objects by cutting and gluing and using papers of various sizes. For the ambitious teacher, parent or librarian with good fine-motor skills, Origami Holidays will be a fun and novel addition to several holiday seasons. 2002, Sterling Publishing, Ages Adult.
— Karen Leggett