21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 4 June 2001
Montroll is an origami master and this is his best work , starting with easy designs, and continuing with other more complex designs, but the real feature is the variety of these more complex designs. There are ornamental and 3D pieces such as the star, multi-limbed insect based animals, and a wide range of 4 limbed animals, aswell as birds and the quality never wavers. And the highlights? - The clever elephant design, the spider, the eagle, the antelope the.... Can I give this book 6 stars?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 May 2013
Seemingly written with no regard for the reader.
Instructions are terse and, for the majority of diagrams, non-existent. Non-obvious steps are not explained.
Even with a good understanding of origami diagrams, the elephant is inscrutable from step 17. Very frustrating.
For such wonderfully clever designs, this is not good enough.
on 14 January 2015
I bought it used and got an old edition of the book, with some diagrams that are very often hard to follow, some of them are not very clear and in some models there are steps missing. I wouldn't recommend this book for beginners as it requires some origami expertise to figure out the missing steps, and I hope the newer editions have replaced the old diagrams with more clear and current instructions.
The models, however, have very nice final results and I didn't regret having bought this book at all.
on 6 November 2011
This book was purchased so a group of us could make paper animals for a Lions Club International, first anniversary dinner. Alas the one animal we wanted was the Lion and that was not in this book. Never mind we had fun with the paper during the dinner making hats, boats etc and a tiger was produced from one adept member.
The plans diagrams are fairly easy to follow by anyone who can read, although not recommended by the very young.
good fun to try.