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If you're still relatively new and want to GRADUALLY learn and get better, then I don't recommend this book
on 12 November 2017
Origami can be frustrating, but thankfully I started off with simpler book tutorials before trying this one. That said, even the simplest ones in this book aren't simple. There are models in this book that I have done before with relative ease, but I found them much more difficult to do with the instructions shown in this book. In fact, I've tried three of the simplest models in this book so far and failed all three. The papers were thrown away, which is something I try and avoid and had rarely done before now.
So that was my experience with the simpler models in the book, what about the more complicated ones? The description of this product states that it "Features simple to advanced objects", and while this is true, the ratio of simple to difficult is very much unbalanced. I'd say that from the 37 models, only about 5 are doable by a beginner, and maybe some 4 more if the beginner is really determined and puts their mind to it (and doesn't mind throwing away a bucketful of papers). The other models are some that I will most probably never achieve in my lifetime, even if I keep doing this as a side hobby.
Overall, I think the author should have just removed the 13 models they call "simple" and just labelled this book as an instructions book for the advanced users. Also, from the ones I attempted, I think the instructions are not clear, in comparison to all other sources I've tried. If you're still relatively new and want to GRADUALLY learn and get better, then I don't recommend this book.