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Prehistoric Origami [Paperback]

John Montroll

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  • Paperback: 143 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; New edition edition (25 Feb 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486265889
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486265889
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.7 x 1 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,030,348 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book showing how to make Prehistoric Origami dinosaurs

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Montroll Shows His Best, Again. 11 Dec 2001
By Christopher Reed - Published on
A book about dinosaurs folded from paper, a simple idea, really. But take a deeper look, and this is one of the most engaging origami books on the subject ever-for that matter, perhaps it is one of the best origami books ever. I know it is one of my top ten books. Enough praise, you want to know what's in it. Well, as Montroll usually does, the beginning models are so easy, I think you could fold them from sheet egg, mountain, and tree. Soon though, the dinosaurs begin, and slowly but surely the difficulty rises, until culminating with a Stegosaurus. Other dinosaurs include, T-rex, a bunch of gliding dinos, and others such as Dimetrodon and Spinosaurus. I would recommend this to any Dinosaur fan, and/or origami fan. However, a true beginner would find this book to be boring, because after the three 'sheet metal' models, the difficulty rises 2 or 3 fold. If you can make the first 4 or 5, you can probably learn to make them all. In short, a great buy!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love dinosaurs!! 4 May 2001
By Janek - Published on
When i saw a dinosaur origami book i didn't think twice before buying it! I was bored with simple books making kitties and ducks, but these designs are very ORIGINAL! They are tricky and i often get frustrated with the complicated folds, but when i get a folded dinosaur all of my own in the end, I am so happy!! (No, I'm not a child either i just love dinosaurs!) I own a few origami books and have found this one is a favorite pick, besides the dinosaurs, i just love complicated folds! If you love dinosdaurs, origami, and a stiff challenge this book is for YOU!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, a classic dino origami book . 9 Nov 1998
By A Customer - Published on
In this book there are 20-more dinosaurs models, and most of them are not for beginners. Like Montroll's other books, there are some VERY COMPLEX models near the end of the book. This is an excellent book indeed, but compared with Fumiaki Kawahata's even excellent new dinosaur origami book, Montroll's models and foldings seem somewhat unnatually.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfull dinosaurs to be folded 18 Feb 1997
By A Customer - Published on
John Montroll is one of the best Origami authors. This book shows this also. In the book, you find more then twenty different dinosaurs, which can be folded, each from one square piece of paper. Except for a few simple models, most of these origami models are not for beginners, but the final results are very very nice. Still, with some practice, one can come a long way.
With detailed instructions, which are easy to followed for an experienced origami-enthousiast, one can make for instance a tyrannosaurus, a triceratops (my 3 years old directly recognized this as a character from The Land before Time), or a detailed stegosaurus.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of great dinosaurs to fold 22 Sep 2000
By Mary Jo Sminkey - Published on
Can you even call yourself an advanced origamiist if you haven't folded John's Steg? Well, maybe, but you should get this book and try it anyway. I like making it with metallic paper...a bit harder to fold that way, but the end result is great! Most of the other models aren't nearly as hard, but still not for beginners. Like all of John's books, they work their way up from a few very easy ones, to the much harder ones at the end. As always John's diagrams are very well done, sharp and easy to read and usually not too difficult to get from step-to-step. His skill at diagramming his models is one reason his books always rate so well. I did find a few minor mistakes but nothing that should trip you up too much if you have folded other advanced models before. I'm not a dinosaur expert by any means, but I did also like the range of types of dinosaurs he included, and of course you'll find most of the really "popular" ones like Tyrannosaur and Triceratops. This is definitely a books that will appeal equally as well to dinosaur fans as well as origami enthusiasts.
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